Palin Sorts Through RNC Clothing, Calls Critics Jerks
Governor Sarah Palin is reportedly back home in Alaska and sorting through all of the clothing the RNC purchased on her behalf for the Republican presidential campaign.
Palin's father, Chuck Heath, said his daughter spent Saturday trying to figure out what belongs to the RNC.
"She was just frantically ... trying to sort stuff out," Heath said. "That's the problem, you know, the kids lose underwear, and everything has to be accounted for.
"Nothing goes right back to normal," he said.
Heath dismissed the clothes controversy as "ridiculous" and said his daughter told him the only clothing or accessories she personally had purchased in the last four months was a pair of shoes.
Sarah Palin commented on Friday that she never asked the RNC for anything.
"I never asked for anything more than a Diet Dr. Pepper once in a while," Palin said as she returned to the governor's office from her two-month odyssey as the GOP vice presidential nominee. She said the Republican National Committee paid for the tens of thousands of dollars in designer clothes and accessories.
"Those are the RNC's clothes. They're not my clothes. I never forced anybody to buy anything," she said.
I find it interesting that Palin's family also enjoyed a share of the RNC purchases, as children's outfits (underwear included??) and menswear were also bought on their tab - yet according to Palin she had no interaction or involvement with these buys. There is also no mention of the considerably costly wardrobe consultant and stylist that were employed for Palin's use.
RNC lawyers have been discussing with Palin whether what's left of the clothing and accessories purchased for her on the campaign trail will go to charity, back to stores or be paid for by Palin, a McCain-Palin campaign official said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the campaign hadn't authorized comment.
The McCain-Palin campaign said about a third of the clothing was returned immediately because it was the wrong size, or for other reasons. However, other purchases apparently were made after that, the campaign official said.
Palin slighted her anonymous critics on Friday, calling them "jerks" and "cowards."