Ohhh get’s getting ugly on the campaign trail. And nobody knows how ugly better than John McCain’s make-up artist Tifanie White whose been paid $5,583.43 for her services, according to the Federal Election Commission.  Tifanie (love the spelling!) was formerly on the glam squad of American Idol. All this fanciness for man who complains about Obama’s celebrity status and once snapped at wife Cindy:

At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you c**t.

Meanwhile, the National Enquirer has revealed the identity of Sarah Palin’s mystery man, Brad Hanson,  a city council member in the nearby town of Palmer, who was hubby Todd’s partner in a snowmobile business and kept Sarah company bonding over small town politics during those loooong Alska nights while the First Dude was away on business. Reveals the inevitable insider:

Todd was away on business a lot and Sarah felt lonely. Brad was a good listener, and Sarah talked to him at length. Eventually, she real­ized she was falling in love with him.

Brad Hanson, being a gentleman, of course denies this:

Todd and I still friends. We own a cabin together. I talked to him four times this week. Does that sound like there was a disagreement?

Actually the disagreement was in 1996 when according to the Enquirer, the First Dude "found out about the affair and was so mad he broke up their partnership at the snowmobile dealership." Whoa, harsh.

But time heals all wounds. And in McCain’s case make-up makes the man.

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.