Former Alaska Governor and failed Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin — the centerfold for a faux grassroots tea party movement that claims to represent fiscal responsibility — uses her political action committee funds for “shop ’till you drop” spending sprees.
A look at her latest filing with Federal Election Commission shows Palin likes to blow money on frills.
She spent 14 grand for a fancy “bus wrap” on the vehicle used for her aborted “One Nation” tour earlier this year. The tour came to abrubt halt after a string of missed appearances and disappointing crowds. The “bus wrap” was a giant decal that included an grapic of the Declaration of Independence.”
Palin rang up more than 26 grand of charge on her Visa card for “air fare, lodging, car rental and wireless” on June 2, spent nearly six grand on a “tour of the Holy Land” in March, paid an Alaska firm $5,416.66 for “scheduling” and shelled out $683 to a Nashville book store for “bookmarks.”
The filing show Palin raised about $1.6 million for the last reporting period and spent just about all of it — even though she is still not an official candidate for any office.
- Palin PAC: $683 on Bookmarks, $13,708.44 on Bus Wrap (blogs.wsj.com)
- Palin Spent $14k Decorating Bus (blogs.abcnews.com)
- SarahPAC Paid Thousands Of Dollars For “Bus Tour” That Palin Claimed Was “Family Vacation” (alan.com)
- Playboy to Run Sarah Palin Article Alongside Naked Mercede Johnston Spread (thehollywoodgossip.com)