Makeup Artist Highest Paid McCain Campaign Staffer

According to campaign's payroll, $11k per week
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2008 10:50 AM CDT
Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008.   (AP Photo/Madalyn Ruggiero)
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(Newser) – While no more Saks and Barney's charges have surfaced, records for the first 2 weeks of October indicate that Sarah Palin's makeup artist was the highest paid individual contributor to the McCain campaign effort, pulling in $23,000. Amy Strozzi easily beat out McCain's foreign policy adviser (just $12,500) and senior communications staffer ($12,000), reports the New York Times.

The payment to Strozzi, who has been nominated for an Emmy for her work on So You Think You Can Dance, went down in the books as "PERSONNEL SVC/EQUIPMENT." In September, Strozzi was paid $13,200 for "communications consulting," but several other individuals pulled in more.