If You Close Your Eyes Tight and Listen

You can hear John Edwards’s haircut crying in the corner.

The Republican National Committee appears to have spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.

The miracle quote:

Spokeswoman Maria Comella declined to answer specific questions about the expenditures, including whether it was necessary to spend that much and whether it amounted to one early investment in Palin or if shopping for the vice presidential nominee was ongoing.

McCain’s campaign has enough experience lying that you’d think that one of McCain’s spokespeople would be able to figure out that spending $150k to clothe a candidate looks really bad and say “yes, that’s over now.”