Friday, October 24, 2008

Palin pays hair stylist $22,800

Palin stylist draws higher pay than foreign policy adviser

By JIM KUHNHENN (AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — An acclaimed celebrity makeup artist for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin collected more money from John McCain's campaign than his foreign policy adviser. Amy Strozzi, who works on the reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" and has been Palin's traveling stylist, was paid $22,800, according to campaign finance reports for the first two weeks in October. In contrast, McCain's foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, was paid $12,500, the report showed.

McCain's campaign said the payment covered a portion of her work in September and a portion of October. An earlier campaign finance report showed Strozzi was paid $13,200 for a portion of September.

In recent days, McCain and his running mate have tried to douse a furor over how their side spent their money. The Republican National Committee came under scrutiny after the party committee reported earlier this week that it had spent about $150,000 in September on wardrobe and cosmetics after Palin joined the GOP ticket.

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune and Fox News on Thursday, Palin said the clothes bought for the Republican National Convention were not worth $150,000 and said most have not left her campaign plane. She also said the family shops frugally.

"Those clothes are not my property. We had three days of using clothes that the RNC purchased," Palin told Fox News in an interview that aired Thursday night.

There was no evidence of additional clothing purchases in the most recent reports.

The Obama campaign has said it paid for hair and makeup costs associated with interviews or events, but neither the campaign nor the Democratic National Committee has paid for clothing.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have said this before, but it has not been published. I think that she should be in jail for all of the bad things that she has done.
JR

Anonymous said...

George- I'll do your hair for $12,00 dollars, if you promise not to tell anyone about the bargain I gave you!!-------Goose

Anonymous said...

JR- If you're going to get upset about the cost of a woman's 'do', you have some rocky times before you. Quit nitpicking.---Goose

George Phenix said...

I couldn't decide if you meant to write $12,000 or $12.00.

No matter. Either way, that's too much per hair.

Anonymous said...

George I left out a zero and make that plus expenses

The South Plainsman said...

Here we are about to elect our first Marxist President, and you guys are worrying about hair-dos. No wonder we are in deep doo-doo.

Anonymous said...

SP- I just got my ponytail cut off and am trying to get into the swing of things.It's funny,I have to go to the barber shop to get my hair cut and George is down on his hands and knees lookin for the hair that fell out last night.--Goose

Anonymous said...

Good job Goose! You may look the part of a real conservative if you keep that up.
JR

The South Plainsman said...

I am not sure I would worry about a few buck for Palin's beuty parlor. Try Obama buying the election by spending $293,000.00 per hour the first 15 days of October. That is only about 12 times what McCain spent, and equals half of EVERYTHING that MccCain has spent on the whole election. It appears to me that the rich are trying to buy the election. LOL

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/10/24/1591260.aspx

The South Plainsman said...

Should have read it before I posted it. Blogger needs to get spell check.

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