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Who was the highest paid individual in Senator John McCain's presidential campaign during the first half of October as it headed down the homestretch?

Not Randy Scheunemann, Mr. McCain's chief foreign policy adviser; not Nicolle Wallace, his senior communications staffer. It was Amy Strozzi, Gov. Sarah Palin's traveling makeup artist, according to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday night.

Ms. Strozzi, who was nominated for an Emmy award for her makeup work on the television show "So You Think You Can Dance?", was paid $22,800 for the first two weeks of October alone, according to the records. The campaign categorized Ms. Strozzi's payment as "Personnel Svc/Equipment."
In addition, Angela Lew, who is Ms. Palin's traveling hair stylist, got $10,000 for "Communications Consulting" in the first half of October. Ms. Lew's address listed in F.E.C. records traces to an Angela M. Lew in Thousands Oaks, Calif., which matches with a license issued by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. The board said Ms. Lew works at a salon called Hair Grove in Westlake Village, Calif.

W Magazine's blog reported earlier this month that "the Guv has been traveling with a hairstylist named Angela, who usually works out of a salon called the Hair Grove," and that she was directed to the salon by none other than Cindy McCain, whose own hair stylist, Piper, works at the Hair Grove as well.

The campaign's payment on Oct. 10 to Ms. Strozzi made her the single highest-paid individual in the campaign for that two week period. (There were more than two-dozen companies that got larger payments than Ms. Strozzi). She easily beat out Mr. Scheunemann, who received $12,500 in the first half of October, and Ms. Wallace, who got $12,000. Ms. Lew was the fourth highest paid person in the campaign during that span.

In September, Ms. Strozzi, who was first identified by the Washington Post this week as Ms. Palin's makeup artist, was also paid $13,200 for "communications consulting." But several individuals were paid more by the McCain campaign that month, including Mike DuHaime, the political director, who received $25,000 for "Gotv Consulting," and Mark Salter, one of Mr. McCain's senior advisers, who got $13,224 in salary.

Ms. Lew collected $8,825 in September for what the campaign labeled in its report as "GOTV Consulting."

There has been much attention this week, of course, on the $150,000 Republican National Committee spent outfitting Ms. Palin in September at high-end department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, as well as for makeup services.

The campaign finance reports filed on Thursday night, which showed the McCain campaign and the R.N.C. had about $84 million left in the bank on Oct. 15, did not immediately appear to show any similar payments in the first half of October.

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Her son is fighting in Iraq for just these sort of freedoms......

BAWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
 

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How is her looking good worth any less to the campaign then a few commercials?
 

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I seem to recall a democrat candidate getting a lot of flack for his incessant preening. He was called eleitist by the right wing sound machine. I suppose a 'populist' Republican gets a pass because she's a woman. or is it because she's a Republican....I'm not sure.
 

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I would think that being illegal under a McCain law would make it worth alot less...

But that's me.
Yeah it's almost as bad as agreeing to public finance and then pulling a SIKE! when you realize you're gonna have more to play with if you break your own word. Besides integrity isn't important in a president is it?
 

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Yeah it's almost as bad as agreeing to public finance and then pulling a SIKE! when you realize you're gonna have more to play with if you break your own word. Besides integrity isn't important in a president is it?
Clearly going for the lesser amount would have been the smart thing to do.

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Yeah it's almost as bad as agreeing to public finance and then pulling a SIKE! when you realize you're gonna have more to play with if you break your own word. Besides integrity isn't important in a president is it?
It hasn't been for the republicans.
Upset when what's fair for the goose is not fair for the gander?
 

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You guys act like I'm a republican. I'm not saying going with the small amount would have been the smart thing to do, but it would have been the right thing to do seeing as he agreed to it ahead of time.
 

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Yeah it's almost as bad as agreeing to public finance and then pulling a SIKE! when you realize you're gonna have more to play with if you break your own word. Besides integrity isn't important in a president is it?
If it weren't for double standards, liberals wouldn't have any!
 

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What do you want to know, Mr. Ratherfish?

btw, calling people names is not the best way to get them to converse with you in a very positive manner.
 

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Mr. Ratherfish, I have declared no such thing.
That is nothing but insulting, name calling from someone who seems only to be able to do such.
What I have said is that I do not believe that my gender should matter when regarding my posts and that I will not tell you my gender. Is it that important to you? You seem to have the same level of disrespect for everyone here regardless of their gender.

I have never been booted from "moo" or any place else and I don't know what that is.
 

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You have said you are not the one who posted years ago who was found out to be BigJim.

You have refused to reveal your "gender". I'm not aware of anyone here who as refused though the liberals commonly question ones gender in slander.

You seem to be a made up internet personna for the express purpose of interjecting opinions just like BJ's

Son of a gun......figurethechances.
 

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I never said that I was or was not anybody.
I have refused to give any such answer. You continue to make assumptions about me and then try to hold me accountable for your assumptions.

I do not feel safe revealing my gender over the internet.
I also do not see what difference it makes.

You want to believe I'm bigjim because somebody who you also do not know says that bigjim once used this name before. You want to believe that person, so you do even though you have no reason to believe anything that they say either. You will believe what you want. That's obvious. So go ahead and believe what you will. btw, what is "moo?"
 
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