Palin's Pricey Duds Wind Up in Trash Bags

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2009 5:49 PM CST
Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, speaks to supporters in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008.   (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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(Newser) – As promised, Sarah Palin turned her expensive campaign outfits over to the RNC, but the costly threads haven't gone to charity, reports the conservative New Majority website—they're in trash bags at RNC headquarters. A committee spokesman says the $180,000 wardrobe is being "inventoried and will be appropriately dispersed to various charities," but the revelation has some donors hot under the collar: "Has the party not learned their lesson?" asks one.