For what it's worth...

... the McCain-Palin campaign spent more than $30,000 these past two weeks on Sarah Palin's hair and makeup. This is in addition to the $150,000 they spent on outfitting the hockey Mom Alaska Governor in fashion from Neiman Marcus and the like.

I'd be willing to bet that both of these amounts exceed what Joe the "plumber" made last year in wages.

Who was the highest paid individual in Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign during the first half of October as it headed down the homestretch?

Not Randy Scheunemann, Mr. McCain’s chief foreign policy adviser; not Nicolle Wallace, his senior communications staffer. It was Amy Strozzi, Gov. Sarah Palin’s traveling makeup artist, according to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday night.

Ms. Strozzi, who was nominated for an Emmy award for her makeup work on the television show “So You Think You Can Dance?”, was paid $22,800 for the first two weeks of October alone, according to the records. The campaign categorized Ms. Strozzi’s payment as “Personnel Svc/Equipment.”

In addition, Angela Lew, who is Ms. Palin’s traveling hair stylist, got $10,000 for “Communications Consulting” in the first half of October.