October 22, 2008
RNC to Donate $150,000 in Palin Campaign Clothes to Charity
A number of news outlets reported on October 22 about Govenore Sarah Palin's use of clothing purchased by the Republican National Committee. The Washington Post reports that clothes are to be donated to charity after the campaign ends:
The episode naturally raised questions about the propriety of using party money for such expenses. The Republican National Committee said the clothes belong to the committee, while John McCain's campaign said the clothing would go to a "charitable purpose" after the campaign. It also sought to deflect the issue by criticizing the media attention.
"With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it's remarkable that we're spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses," said McCain spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt.
For the entire story, see "Shop, baby, shop? GOP spent $150K on Palin Clothes" in the October 22, 2008, issue of the Washington Post.
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