New Palin Shopping Shocker

Good news: What has to be the juiciest story of Election 2008—the Sarah Palin shopping spree—still has legs. According to Newsweek, the spree was even larger than previously reported. Campaign aide Nicolle Wallace reportedly told Palin to buy three suits and hire a hair stylist for the convention, and was surprised when Palin instead took the family to Neiman Marcus and Saks. Another aide estimates that Palin spent tens of thousands more than previously reported, and that $20,000 to $40,000 was spent on the First Dude. Best of all: "Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards." McCain didn't find this out until last week when those aides sought reimbursement.