Despite the furor over a $150,000 campaign shopping spree for GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, the Republican Party continued to spend money on clothing and accessories for her in the contest's final weeks, new campaign reports show.
The latest buys ranged from $4,383 at Saks Fifth Avenue and $2,130 at Nieman Marcus, to $148 at Victoria's Secret locations in Philadelphia and Cincinnati. Another $430 was spent at Aldo, a shoe store. The buys were listed under the heading of "campaign accessories" ["Despite Earlier Furor, Palin Shopping Continued," AP via Yahoo News, 2008.12.05].
I try not to pay attention to the inventory at Victoria's Secret, so I could use some clarification: Can you classify anything at that store as a "campaign accessory"? Without smirking?
"Accessories have been returned, inventoried, and will be appropriately dispersed to various charities," [GOP spokesman Alex] Conant said.
Eeeeuuuww. Ew ew ew.