“I know for a fact if Michele has to pay for makeup she will usually instead do it herself,” Hale said. “As a result of this — Saturday night live makes fun of her — so she’s crucified by the media either way.”
Many may consider Bachmann’s latest expenditures outrageous for someone who says Washington should live within its means, but big spending on hair and makeup by candidates is not unheard of.
In September 2008, the Republican National Committee spent $4,716.49 for hair and makeup services, largely thought to be for then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
And it’s not just female candidates. Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was relentlessly mocked in 2007 for spending $400 on a single haircut.
Experts say that travel expenses and lost work represent a bulk of the stylists’ fees in most of these cases.
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