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Did Palin really need $150k for a new wardrobe?

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No clothes in Alaska?

This could cause people to wonder why this was necessary. After all, clothes are a necessity in Alaska. It's cold there.

Booth Moore, LA Times fashion critic, explains that being in Palin's shoes (no pun intended) isn't easy.

"In Palin’s defense, being a woman in the public eye has its own kind of pressures," Moore writes. "And it’s unlikely she has been stepping off the campaign trail to join the ladies who lunch for shopping sprees at Neimans. Instead, she is probably working with a wardrobe stylist, who brings her things to try on and choose from. But the issue of clothing and hair expenses has always been a land mine for politicians (John Edwards' $400 haircuts), and someone should have been sensitive to that."

"You also have to wonder how it feels, as a woman, to have everyone know that you really have been dressed up and trotted out like a beauty queen for the American public to wag their tongues at. Caribou Barbie indeed," he adds.


Are people upset? Sure the blogosphere is abuzz over it. Some are fire-spittin' mad.  Others are dismissing the whole thing, saying it's much ado about nothing.

But you have to wonder if some of those who donated to the RNC might really be bothered.  After all, when donating did you expect to be outfitting Todd or did you expect that you'd be helping some Republican in a tight district race?

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