Despite his glowing recommendations and cool temperament under pressure, however, there is at least one reason Glassner may be a bit of an odd choice. During the campaign, Palin shouldered a lot of the blame when it was reported that the RNC had spent more than $150,000 on clothes for the governor and her family. After the campaign, it was revealed that she had very little to do with the spending and that much of the high-end clothes went unworn. But even after the initial purchase by a stylist at the convention in St. Paul, the shopping went on. It was Glassner who gave permission for the spending to continue.