Palin's Pumps Fetch a Bundle on eBay
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.
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