Uploaded on Oct 23, 2008
Jeanne Moos on Sarah Palin
"CNN Newsroom" 12.56
TOPIC: Sarah Palin/RNC Shopping Spree
TRANSCRIPT: JEANNIE MOOS: Sarah Palin before, Sarah Palin after. After what? Her new $150,000 wardrobe.
MOOS: Not since her days of evening gown competition has Sarah Palin's wardrobe gotten this much scrutiny. The website Politico broke the story. Left wing blogs were gleeful, providing slideshows intending to accent high heels, while politicians and TV anchors went out of their way not to seem well heeled.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I have on old jeans.
CHARLIE CRIST: I get my clothes at Dillards.
BILL RICHARDSON: I pay for my own.
MOOS: The Republican National Committee says it used donated money, not taxpayer funds to buy Palin's clothes.
BARBARA WALTERS: $4,716 on hair and make-up .
JOY BEHAR: And that's just lipstick for the pig.
MOOS: On the View, they laughed about it, fought about it,
ELIZABETH HASSELBACK: Are you looking into Joe Biden's supposed botox shots?
BEHAR: I don't think Joe the Plumber wears Manolo Blahniks.
MOOS: But Sarah the shopper didn't shock celebrity stylist Robert Verdi
ROBERT VERDI: I think it's easy to spend $150,000 in one fell swoop.
MOOS: A single designer suit can cost $3-6,000. An agent who handles T.V. News talent told us- Clothing allowances are often built into contracts [...] Even seven year old Piper Palin was seen carrying $790 Louis Vuitton bag- maybe her mother's- The Obamas have so far avoided embarrassing expenses. Michelle wore a $148 on "The View" and though he landed on "GQ", Barack Obama insists his suits are well worn.
BARACK OBAMA: I basically buy five of the same suit, and then I patch them up.
MOOS: By the way, Saturday Night Live wouldn't reveal how much it spends outfitting Tina Fey in matching Palin garb. The McCain campaign says Governor Palin's clothes will eventually be donated to charity. [...]The next time they chant "Drill, Baby, Drill" fashionistas can chant "Shop, baby, shop"
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