Katy says: Year’s worth of Maybeline makeup… $1,000
Botox injections … $600
Designer dress … $1,000
Spiked Manolo Blahniks to wear for a summit … $450
Collagen injections for your lips … $3,000
Buses for your final campaign rally … $50,000
Getting mired in a major campaign-finance scandal only three days after being sworn in … Priceless
For turning out the vote, there is the Peronista machinery. For everything else, there’s Chávez. Un-official sponsor of the Kirchners.
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