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New Revelations About Palin's Spending

Of course, we won't have all the details until the RNC reports all its expenditures and contributions, but more and more information about Sarah Palin's makeover beyond the original $150,000 spending spree courtesy of the Republican National Committee has been coming out — and it's not a pretty picture.

The Washington Post has some fun facts:

The McCain-Palin campaign is over, but Wardrobe-gate lives on. More embarrassing details have emerged about Sarah Palin's infamous shopping sprees -- including even more designer duds, plus sprayed-on tans and fancy underwear.

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 shopping continued after the convention in Minneapolis, it continued all around the country," one source said. "She was still receiving shipments of custom-designed underpinnings up to her 'Saturday Night Live' performance" in October. Sources said expenses were put on the personal credit cards of low-level Palin staffers and discovered when they asked party officials for reimbursement.

Under the BCRA, more commonly known as the "McCain-Feingold Act", it is illegal for campaigns to use contributed monies to buy things for themselves that they would normally have to buy from their personal salaries, such as meals, clothes, housing improvements, etc. No wonder they tried to hide it from McCain.

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