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Sarah Palin won't be keeping her GOP-financed clothes

October 22, 2008 |  7:13 am

Yes, the Republican Party spent a fair chunk of change to spruce up Sarah Palin's wardrobe as she made her entree onto the national political scene. But after the campaign ends, the new clothes purchased for her and some family members are headed to charities.

"It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign," said Tracey Schmitt of John McCain's campaign.

Schmitt also said: "With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it’s remarkable that we’re spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses."

Should some charity down the road decide to auction off those pantsuits and blouses, though, we imagine we'll be talking about them again. The bidding for them could be hot and heavy.

-- Don Frederick