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Palin's Pumps Fetch a Bundle on eBay

Sarah Palin's red Naughty Monkey shoes, worn here at the Aug. 29 rally where Sen. John McCain debuted her as his running mate. (John Gress/Reuters)

Sarah Palin is moving forward -- but without her red Naughty Monkey Double Dare high heels, which some lucky bidder snapped up for $2,025.

In an eBay auction that ended Tuesday morning, a seller who identified herself as Palin's niece offered the shoes worn at the VP candidate's debut as John McCain's running mate last August. "I got the shoes from Aunt Sarah after mentioning that I liked them. They dont fit to well, so I decided to let someone else enjoy them. These are the exact heels that made headlines."

The eBay auction included autographed pictures of Palin wearing the size 7.5 heels. The listing information included a picture of a teenage girl posing with Palin and said that the Alaska governor -- not the Republican National Committee -- purchased the shoes at a small store in Juneau. Plus it contained an offer to have the governor sign the shoes.

A spokeswoman in the governor's Anchorage office declined to comment on "non-state-related business"; an eBay spokeswoman told us the listing was "completed successfully" -- which only means the listing did not violate any company policies. After we called all over Alaska yesterday, a member of the governor's family told us that the auction is, in fact, the real deal -- but declined to name the enterprising niece.

Oh, and the winning bidder must like Palin's shoes a lot. We found the same red Double Dare pumps online for $86.90.

The fate of Palin's infamous $180,000 campaign wardrobe? Still unclear. Shortly after the election, she returned the slightly used clothing to the RNC, which promised the designer suits and accessories would be donated to worthy causes. Yesterday, a RNC spokesman denied reports that the clothing is being stored in garbage bags at the group's Washington headquarters, and repeated that the wardrobe has been inventoried and will be "appropriately dispersed to various charities" -- but provided no other details.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 29, 2009; 1:03 AM ET
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So happy the obsession with the lovely Sarah's wardrobe is continuing. Could there be some jealousy involved with this ongoing obsession? Sarah would be beautiful in Wal-Mart jeans and a sweatshirt. After the hideous outfits worn by the First Lady, one would think the emphasis would be on her lack of style. Instead she is praised as a style setter and beautiful. Someone needs to get a clue!!!

Posted by: somberjules | January 29, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Enough of this Alaskan. Geez, I'm tired of hearing her name.

Posted by: MILW | January 29, 2009 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Hmm. Never heard of Naughty Monkey shoes-but those are cute! As for Sarah Palin, she dressed BEAUTIFULLY-no one ever had to mention her clothes-because she was always put together-JUST RIGHT FOR THE OCCASION-SOMETHING WE CANNOT SAY FOR MICHELLE-WHO WORE AN ABSOLUTELY HIDEOUS YELLOW OUTFIT FOR THE INAUGURATION-AND HAS MADE MANY FASHION MISSTEPS THUS FAR-SARAH PALIN HAS NEVER MADE ONE.


Posted by: arrabbiato | January 29, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Wow, you folks really have a different perspective on style and class.

Palin looked like a beer-hall floozy until the RNC bought her a bunch of clothes. Even then, she picked out styles that were trendy, not classy, and continued with the bed-tousled hairdo that just screamed "***k me."

Michelle Obama, by contrast, is total class head to toe. She chooses beautiful fabrics, gorgeous colors, and elegant styles that she clearly feels comfortable in. Too often, Palin's clothes seemed to be wearing her. (A problem Cindy McCain also had but in a higher cost bracket.)

It's ironic, but also completely appropriate, that Palin's shoes come from Naughty Monkey. Nothing but the best for Caribou Barbie.

Posted by: kjohnson3 | January 29, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Arrabbi- you're a Dem- just like I was a Sarah supporter! She will be back -and we can't wait- the Republican party tearing themselves even further apart. unless you meant she will be back on QVC- flogging cheap ugly junk.

Posted by: silverspring25 | January 29, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

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