Mac Spent $5,500 on Idol Artist

Republican candidate employs Hollywood makeup expert for TV slots
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Sep 25, 2008 9:49 AM CDT
Makeup artist Tifanie White touches up Sen. John McCain during a commercial break of the Compassion Forum at the Saddleback Church, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008 in Lake Forest, Calif.    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – John McCain has spent more than $5,500 for the prime-time expertise of an American Idol makeup artist so the 72-year-old can be camera-ready for his TV appearances, Us Weekly reports. Tifanie White, who's also worked on So You Think You Can Dance, used her beauty school tricks to the tune of $5,583.43, according to the Federal Election Commission.