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The Sleuth: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

McCain's Brother Phones in Traffic Update... to 911

Updated, 3:22 PM As if John McCain's campaign didn't have big enough problems already, along comes Joe the Brother and his road rage. Joe McCain, who led a rally in Culpeper, Va., Thursday evening on behalf of his brother, the Republican presidential nominee, apparently got a tad testy earlier this week when he ran into bad traffic while driving on I-95 in Alexandria, Va. Instead...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 24, 2008; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Congressional Dems Plan Election Night Blowout

Democrats in Washington are ready to party hard on Election Night. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Wednesday they will host another joint election watch party, just as they did two years ago. It'll be held at the same place -- the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Washington -- with open bars, lots of food and big screens lining the...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 23, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Will Palin's Make-up Artist Add to Extreme Makeover Woes?

The focus on Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has shifted from her policy positions to her makeup and clothing purchases. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis) John McCain's makeup is right out of "American Idol." Running mate Sarah Palin's is so "So You Think You Can Dance" -- and so much more expensive. McCain's September payments of $8,672.55 to "American Idol" make-up artist Tifanie White,...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 22, 2008; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (327)
 
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McCain's American Idol Make-Up Artist Makes Big Bucks

American Idol make-up artist Tifanie White has found some high profile work while the show is on break. (Altaffer/AP) Remember last month when Republican presidential nominee John McCain got made up by the American Idol make-up artist? Well, it wasn't a one-shot deal. The make-up artist to the wannabe-stars is getting paid beaucoup bucks to make McCain, 72, more telegenic. Tifanie White, who reportedly...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 21, 2008; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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You Said She Shouldn't But Sarah Palin Did It Anyway

Thanks to those who took our Sarah Palin/Saturday Night Live poll on Friday. An overwhelming majority of our 1,153 respondents thought an appearance on the show would do more harm than good to Palin's candidacy, 61 percent to 38 percent. But that mavericky Palin ignored you naysayers and joined Tina Fey on stage - for a split second - and, after Fey was well out...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 20, 2008; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
 
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