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Friday, October 24, 2008

McCain Campaign: Wardrobe and Makeup, But No Script

In the home stretch of an election where the McCain campaign has struggled to find a message, perhaps its priorities can be determined by its spending.

According to a filing yesterday with the Federal Election Commission, the highest-paid person in the McCain campaign in the first half of October was not the senior staff member, nor the chief foreign policy adviser, but Sarah Palin's traveling makeup stylist.

The salaries for those three individuals, respectively, were $12,000 (senior staff member); $12,500 (chief foreign policy adviser); and $22,800 (makeup stylist).

It will be interesting to see what happens with contributions to the McCain campaign in these final days. It's hard to imagine much coming in except from, say, the Lauder corporation.

Steve Burke
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