During the presidential election, Sarkozy spent 35,000 euros on makeup, while Sego spent 52,000 euros.
Well, all I have to say is . . . that's a LOT of makeup and hairdressing!
Now according to MM's Ramen Scale of Economics, that amount of money is the equivalent of (*hmmmm, where is my calculator?*) over 700,000 packets of Ramen noodles, with today's average of 6 packets of Ramen per $1 US and foreign exchange rate of 1 euro = $1.46 US. Wow, that's enough Ramen for an entire campus full of starving graduate students and their friends!
I don't know -- I just find the whole makeup-expenses report amusing and excessive. Then again, the French government is supposed to reimburse candidates for some campaign expenses, a fact I also find amusing and excessive.