Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Memo To Joe da Plumber: The Cost Of Looking Good And Who Paid For It

Someone a lot smarter than me once said that clothes make the man-or, it seems, the First Woman In Waiting wannabe.

Politico informs us this day that the Republican National Committee has expended better than $150,000-that's right folks, 150 large-on fashion duds and accessories for Sarah Palin and probably First Dude In Waiting Todd. 

The tab at Saks Fifth Avenue was $49,425.74 and the tab at Neiman Marcus was a staggering $75,062.63 . There was also the small matter-a mere bagatelle, really- of $4,716.49 on hair and makeup.

The RNC, after initially stonewalling, said that they thought with all the problems facing the country it was silly talking about blouses and skirts, you see, and anyway the intent was to donate the stuff to charitable purposes. 

I don't know how the RNC proposes to recycle the makeup and haircuts, but necessity is, as they say, the mother of invention.

What's this have to do with Joe the Plumber?  Not a whole lot, but on the off chance that Joe's reading this blog instead of working in a crawlspace somewhere in Toledo running PVC pipe, I just thought he'd like to know where his campaign contributions went.

Oh....and Joe? You DO know who that Knee-grow fellow on Meet the Press was, don't you?


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