What the hell? The stores where GOP robocaller/professional Palin shopper Jeff Larson supposedly bought $150,000 worth of shit for Sarah to wear to fancy conventions? Yes well some stores listed in the records don't have any receipts proving these purchases, you know, happened. Which is kinda funny, and helps explain why Governor Palin does not really look $150,000 better-dressed than she did before the conventions! ($10k better maybe.) So what happened to that money, then?

Consider also the $4,902.45 charge at Atelier New York, a high-end men's store, presumably for Ms. Palin's husband, Todd, the famous First Dude. Karlo Steel, an owner there, said he had gone through the store's receipts for September, twice, and found no sales that matched that amount, nor any combination of sales that added up to the total. Because the store carries aggressively directional men's wear, he caters to a small clientèle and knows most of his customers by name, as well as the history of their purchases. When The Caucus called Mr. Steel back to ask him to also check August sales just in case, Mr. Steel said he found one purchase that came close to the amount in the campaign finance reports but said that he knew who that customer was and it certainly was not Mr. Palin. Neither was it Jeff Larson, the Republican consultant who showed up in campaign finance records as the one who footed the initial bill before being reimbursed by the R.N.C. The store carries expensive cut-up T-shirts and tricky suits from avant-garde designers, like Raf Simons, Yohji Yamamoto and Ann Demeulemeester, none of whom typically create beltway-appropriate attire. "We have no recollection of that sale and no idea what they are talking about," Mr. Steel said.

Huh! Also, there were two $98 dollar purchases at a fancy store for fancy children in Minneapolis. One of those purchases went toward outfitting Trig Palin. The other one was a Ramones t-shirt and striped hoodie and some pants, for a two-year-old. The Palins don't have a 2-year-old. But honestly someone buying some clothes with the company credit card makes more sense than that first story about these mysterious nonexistent Todd Palin clothes. Unless, you know, the five grand "spent" by Jeff Larson at Atelier was just five grand given to Jeff Larson, controvercial GOP robocaller. Honestly, we don't get it.