Was this $154,000 wardrobe and make-up shopping spree done with tax-free donations?* I really don't know. My accountant tells me that my work wardrobe (about $600 spent at Macy's and Eddie Bauer last year) is not tax deductible.
Another thing: $5000 was spent at men's and children's stores!! That's a lot of snow machine suits and maternity dresses.
But it's okay, according to an RNC spokesman, all the clothing will be donated to charity after the campaign. I suppose street people in Wasilla, Alaska will be wearing $3,000 skirt suits this winter. Craven. For this spokesman to even try to excuse this type of spending is cynical and condescending. Are we all fools?
I guess I do not live in "real America" and I have no concept how "real Americans" like Governor Palin spend money. The Republican National Committee can dress up their real-life Barbie doll what ever way they desire; I wonder what the average Republican voter spends on their wardrobe.
Just make sure it's after tax dollars.
According to the RNC website:
Contributions or gifts to the Republican National Committee are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
So I have no beef; they can spend their money on whatever they please, it just seems a bit hypocritical to me.