The handmaid campaign trail (revisited)
Sarah Palin’s Shopping Spree: Yes, There’s More... Bose headphones. A birthday dress for Bristol. Campaign documents and e-mails reveal the fine print.
On October 21, 2008, Federal Election Commission filings revealed the massive expenditures made on behalf of the candidate, her husband, and her children. As was reported at the time, the vast majority of the purchases—$130,000—were made by Jeff Larson, a Republican consultant in St. Paul, Minnesota, where the 2008 convention was held. Other purchases were made by a stylist, a Dallas fund-raising firm, and campaign staff. In fact, shopping for the Palins involved many campaign staffers: ...
...Palin had something of a fixation on the handling of her undergarments, and insisted, when hotel maids did her laundry, that only campaign aides be allowed to touch those particular articles.)
Vanity Fair (Sept., 1, 2010)