More Palin expenses: $40,000 for the First Dude

To Sarah Palin's infamous $150,000 tab, we can now add additional tens of thousands spent on Todd Palin.

By Alex Koppelman
Published November 7, 2008 8:55PM (UTC)
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With the election over, it's time for the full cost of Sarah Palin's shopping sprees to be revealed. The latest news? Todd Palin wasn't exactly left out; Alaska's "First Dude" reaped the benefits of the Republican National Committee's money too. The Washington Post's Reliable Sources column says:

On top of the $150,000 first outlined in Federal Election Commission filings, Palin spent "tens of thousands of dollars" on additional clothing, makeup and jewelry for herself and her family, including $40,000 in luxury goods for her husband, Todd, our colleague Michael Shear reports. The campaign was charged for silk boxer shorts, spray tanners and 13 suitcases to carry all the designer clothes, according to two GOP insiders.

The defense for the spending, when the campaign was still going on, was that Sarah Palin's new clothes were just lent to her. So who wants a couple pairs of Todd Palin's silk boxers, slightly used?

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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