Highest Paid in McCain Camp? Palin's Makeup Artist. - AnabolicMinds.com

Highest Paid in McCain Camp? Palin's Makeup Artist.

  1. New Member
    Arrogant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Age
    38
    Posts
    121
    Rep Power
    190

    Reputation

    Highest Paid in McCain Camp? Palin's Makeup Artist.


    Palin’s Makeup Stylist Fetches Highest Salary in 2-Week Period - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

    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.

    Remember, as you do everything you can to save your money in this disaster economy, Sarah Palin is afforded $150k in new clothes, and over $30k in makeup and hair.

    SHE'S JUST LIKE YOU!
    If you keep saying it enough times, it might come true, and we might forget the attacks on $400 haircuts and their absolute measure of someone being out of touch...

  2. I am faster than 80% of all snakes
    Dwight Schrute's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  221 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Age
    41
    Posts
    12,911
    Rep Power
    7016

    Reputation

    Obviously, Arrogant has never been around many women.


    For answers to board issues, read the Suggestion and News forum at the bottom of the main page.
  3. Diamond Member
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,790
    Rep Power
    11680

    Reputation

    Considering what state we are in economically, it isn't the greatest strategic move to have public records indicate that they are spending a **** ton of money on things like hair and make-up. Regardless of how you feel about it, the average Joe will look at their wallet and look at those facts and could possibly decide to vote in obama's direction.

    Just doesn't make any sense to me.
    •   
       

  4. I am faster than 80% of all snakes
    Dwight Schrute's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  221 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Age
    41
    Posts
    12,911
    Rep Power
    7016

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    Considering what state we are in economically, it isn't the greatest strategic move to have public records indicate that they are spending a **** ton of money on things like hair and make-up. Regardless of how you feel about it, the average Joe will look at their wallet and look at those facts and could possibly decide to vote in obama's direction.

    Just doesn't make any sense to me.

    And if they would, they would be idiots to believe its one sided.

    Its the election for the President of the United States. They spend this kind of money in a week for fuel for their planes.

    Women are more expensive...anyone married knows that.
    For answers to board issues, read the Suggestion and News forum at the bottom of the main page.
  5. Professional Member
    Rugger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    4,060
    Rep Power
    4769

    Reputation

    I like how democrats tell people how they should or shouldn't spend their money. First we make it, then they take it, then they tell you how to spend what they've left you.
  6. Diamond Member
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,790
    Rep Power
    11680

    Reputation

    I suppose it depends on where the money is coming from. I would also like to know that just because they're getting millions of dollars to campaign that they should still understand how to spend it wisely. This reflects goverment spending at it's finest...

    As far as women costing more money to look good; more beautiful women have looked better with less. Palin is an attractive lady as was a long time before this amount was spent on her. Personal finances aside, this shouldn't be common practice on elected government jobs and earnings coming from such areas.

    If this was spent off their own accounts then I have no problem with that and I don't have a problem with using allowed deductions for taxes. If it was used by donated funds then I have big issue with it. It's the same as giving a M3 to a 16 year old and them treating it like **** because they don't understand finances. If they are spending money just because it's there, regardless of what it was intended for, that should be a problem for anyone. Regardless of your political bias.
  7. Senior Member
    Fastone's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Age
    62
    Posts
    1,312
    Rep Power
    837

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rugger View Post
    I like how democrats tell people how they should or shouldn't spend their money. First we make it, then they take it, then they tell you how to spend what they've left you.
    When she goes running off at the mouth about the cost of John Edwards haircuts, you knew it would come back and besides it's not all mavericky and stuff. It's all fluff actually

    :bruce3:
  8. I am faster than 80% of all snakes
    Dwight Schrute's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  221 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Age
    41
    Posts
    12,911
    Rep Power
    7016

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    I suppose it depends on where the money is coming from. I would also like to know that just because they're getting millions of dollars to campaign that they should still understand how to spend it wisely. This reflects goverment spending at it's finest...

    As I said, it goes both ways. $400 haircut...FOR A MAN.

    As far as women costing more money to look good; more beautiful women have looked better with less. Palin is an attractive lady as was a long time before this amount was spent on her. Personal finances aside, this shouldn't be common practice on elected government jobs and earnings coming from such areas.
    It was a joke, and it is common practice for candidates running for the nations highest office. Its just usually, the "men" don't have make up artists around...well maybe John Edwards.

    If this was spent off their own accounts then I have no problem with that and I don't have a problem with using allowed deductions for taxes. If it was used by donated funds then I have big issue with it. It's the same as giving a M3 to a 16 year old and them treating it like **** because they don't understand finances. If they are spending money just because it's there, regardless of what it was intended for, that should be a problem for anyone. Regardless of your political bias.
    Its the RNC that spent it, as with most campaigns...the clothes are returned (as is the case with jewelery for award shows) or donated/auctioned for charity in the name of the store.
    For answers to board issues, read the Suggestion and News forum at the bottom of the main page.
  9. I am faster than 80% of all snakes
    Dwight Schrute's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  221 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Age
    41
    Posts
    12,911
    Rep Power
    7016

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Fastone View Post
    When she goes running off at the mouth about the cost of John Edwards haircuts, you knew it would come back and besides it's not all mavericky and stuff. It's all fluff actually

    :bruce3:
    John Edwards $400 haircuts are a hell of lot funnier than this.

    Sorry, you lose on that one..
    For answers to board issues, read the Suggestion and News forum at the bottom of the main page.
  10. Diamond Member
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,790
    Rep Power
    11680

    Reputation

    I'm not partisan by any stretch of the imagination. When Clinton flew AF1 to get a haircut I wanted to hang the ****er.
  11. Binging on Pure ****ing Rage
    Mulletsoldier's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    12,226
    Rep Power
    27064

    Reputation

    I thought Dems were the Elitist?
  12. Diamond Member
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,790
    Rep Power
    11680

    Reputation

    I would say they are moreso than repubs in the sense that they think they know what's better for everyone else (gross generalization but...**** it lol)
  13. Binging on Pure ****ing Rage
    Mulletsoldier's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    12,226
    Rep Power
    27064

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    I would say they are moreso than repubs in the sense that they think they know what's better for everyone else (gross generalization but...**** it lol)
    lol, I was being sarcastic you weenie!

  14. Diamond Member
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,790
    Rep Power
    11680

    Reputation

    So was I you pecker! Figured I would throw the **** it to let everyone know I was joking...Or was i?? lol
  15. Binging on Pure ****ing Rage
    Mulletsoldier's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    12,226
    Rep Power
    27064

    Reputation

    Pecker? You have gone too far!
  16. Diamond Member
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,790
    Rep Power
    11680

    Reputation

    Of course I have... You've seen the size of my pecker!
  17. I am faster than 80% of all snakes
    Dwight Schrute's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  221 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Age
    41
    Posts
    12,911
    Rep Power
    7016

    Reputation

    you said pecker...


    FLYERS WIN!!!!!



    FINALLY!!!!
    For answers to board issues, read the Suggestion and News forum at the bottom of the main page.
  18. Advanced Member
    raginfcktard's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    978
    Rep Power
    567

    Reputation

    i think john kerry spent close to that to look pretty!
  19. Diamond Member
    strategicmove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    10,754
    Rep Power
    774630

    Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk;
    I suppose it depends on where the money is coming from. I would also like to know that just because they're getting millions of dollars to campaign that they should still understand how to spend it wisely. This reflects goverment spending at it's finest....


    If this was spent off their own accounts then I have no problem with that and I don't have a problem with using allowed deductions for taxes. If it was used by donated funds then I have big issue with it. It's the same as giving a M3 to a 16 year old and them treating it like **** because they don't understand finances. If they are spending money just because it's there, regardless of what it was intended for, that should be a problem for anyone. Regardless of your political bias.
    Excellent post! The whole issue is just upsetting and should be condemned regardless of political leaning. It is painful to read how some contributors here struggle to dilute the significance of this.
    Product Educator | USPowders
    Statements made by this online persona are the sole property of the owner, and do not necessarily reflect USPowders’ opinion as a whole.
  20. Board Sponsor
    DAdams91982's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    32
    Posts
    7,413
    Rep Power
    700735

    Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    Excellent post! The whole issue is just upsetting and should be condemned regardless of political leaning. It is painful to read how some contributors here struggle to dilute the significance of this.
    It's a way to deflect from the issues. Both sides do this. It's all a bunch of he said she said bullsh*t.

    I REALLY WISH AMERICA would wake the fukk up and realize a strait shooter like Ron Paul is what we need.

    Adams
    The Historic PES Legend
  21. Registered User
    RobInKuwait's Avatar
    Stats
    6'4"  269 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2,272
    Rep Power
    1264

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Kruger View Post
    John Edwards $400 haircuts are a hell of lot funnier than this.
    Kruger....he has to make sure he impresses his girlfriend.....oh yeah and dying wife
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-17-2008, 08:13 PM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-15-2008, 12:27 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-06-2008, 10:13 AM
  4. McCain and Palin Campaign poster
    By Jayhawkk in forum Politics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-30-2008, 01:02 PM
  5. Highest Paid Tv Stars !!!
    By anabolicrhino in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-27-2007, 05:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in