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Palin's Makeup Artist Is McCain's Highest Paid Staffer For First Half Of October (SLIDESHOW)

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If Palin's $150,000 shopping spree had Republicans disgusted, then the report that her makeup stylist cost $22,800 for the first two weeks of October should have them livid. The stylist, Amy Strozzi, was apparently paid more than any other McCain staffer during that period.

Check out a slideshow of Palin's looks during the first half of October:

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The New York Times has more:

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."

The payment on Oct. 10 made Ms. Strozzi the single highest-paid individual in the campaign for that two-week period. (There were more than two dozen companies that got larger payments than Ms. Strozzi). She easily beat out Mr. Scheunemann, who received $12,500 in the first half of October, and Ms. Wallace, who got $12,000.

Watch a video of Strozzi discussing her work on the show "So You Think You Can Dance?" (Strozzi is shown 13 seconds in).



Below is a list from IMDB of the other shows Amy Strozzi has worked on:

1. On the Doll (2007) (key makeup artist)
2. "So You Think You Can Dance" (makeup department head) (5 episodes, 2006-2007) (makeup supervisor) (1 episode, 2007)
- Season Finale: Part 2 (2007) TV episode (makeup department head)
- Episode #3.6 (2007) TV episode (makeup supervisor)
- Top 4: The Finale (2006) TV episode (makeup department head)
- Top 10 Perform (2006) TV episode (makeup department head)
- Top 14 Perform (2006) TV episode (makeup department head)
(1 more)
3. New Year's Eve Special (2006) (TV) (makeup artist)
4. "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (personal makeup artist) (1 episode, 2006)
- Episode #2.165 (2006) TV episode (personal makeup artist)
5. The Strand (2006) (V) (assistant hair stylist) (makeup artist)
6. Bondage (2006) (key makeup artist)
... aka The Bondage (USA: new title)
7. The Youth in Us (2005) (hair stylist) (makeup artist)
8. The Hard Easy (2005) (key hair stylist) (key makeup artist)
9. Different (2004) (key hair stylist) (key makeup artist)
10. The Last Full Measure (2004) (assistant hair stylist) (makeup artist)



Katharine Zaleski is the Senior News Editor of the Huffington Post. She can be reached here.