Why a $75,000 wardrobe? It fits better

Why a $75,000 wardrobe? It fits better

There are 169 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 22, 2008, titled Why a $75,000 wardrobe? It fits better. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Sarah Palin, meet Ann Taylor. Had the handlers who outfitted the Republican vice presidential candidate visited a mall store frequented by hockey moms, they would have found fall "work essentials" already ...

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Since: Jun 08

United States

#1 Oct 22, 2008
Aren't there more alarm ing issues about Ms. Palin than her wardrobe? I do not think she is qualified to be vice president, but I do not see why anyone is making a big deal about this now, when we are in danger of actually having her run the country.
Captain America

Champlin, MN

#2 Oct 22, 2008
As a big McCain-Palin donor, I have absolutely no problem with how these funds are allocated.

If we care to go down this road, ask yourself:

1. How much did Obama (D-ACORN) pay for his Greek columned stage at his coronation?($130M)

2. How much did Obama (D-ACORN) pay for his "world citizen" tour?

3. How much did Obama (D-ACORN) pay to campaign for the murderous Raila Odinga's candidacy for Kenya president in Oct-Nov 2007

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#4 Oct 23, 2008
No one talks about what Joe Biden wore when he made his DNC speech. Can anyone remember what color tie Obama was wearing when he gave his speech? Palin has been scrutinized since the get go, including her fashion. I heard that she might change into 3 outfits a day, so she's got to get loaded up on clothes. I agree that the pricetag seems over the top but I suppose if it's kind of like walking out onto a red carpet of media attention and public scrutiny about every day for a few months, the charges add up.

Funny but the remarks I'm heard coming from people who work in fashion have been in defense of what Palin has spent.
a local worker

United States

#5 Oct 23, 2008
people are losing jobs left and right and all that money is spent on clothing, only to give it away after the election. It sounds like alot of money when people are losing houses, aren't able to go the doctor and the like.
sointly

Cottage Grove, MN

#6 Oct 23, 2008
Conspiracy Man wrote:
Aren't there more alarm ing issues about Ms. Palin than her wardrobe? I do not think she is qualified to be vice president, but I do not see why anyone is making a big deal about this now, when we are in danger of actually having her run the country.
Certainly you have some logic behind your opinion that Sarah Palin is unqualified to be Vice President. If you apply that same logic to the Democratic nominee for president the result must be the same. But then logic would dictate a different result....Sarah Palin has a record of success in the state she ran as governor, a record that includes reform.

The amount of negative press directed toward Palin is unprecedented. Perhaps its a sign the media fears she will threaten the ability of their chosen candidate's ability to win this election.
Mary

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Oct 23, 2008
I am not worried about Sarah Palin clothes. I am worried about her ability to govern. If elected she will be a heart beat away from the president that is 72 years old and I belive my 26 year old DD child has more common sense then she does. I also have a huge problem with a women who believed the goverment has a right to own all U.S. female citizens uterus. The last I heard slavery was out lawed.
EX - Republican voter

United States

#8 Oct 23, 2008
Phid wrote:
No one talks about what Joe Biden wore when he made his DNC speech. Can anyone remember what color tie Obama was wearing when he gave his speech? Palin has been scrutinized since the get go, including her fashion. I heard that she might change into 3 outfits a day, so she's got to get loaded up on clothes. I agree that the pricetag seems over the top but I suppose if it's kind of like walking out onto a red carpet of media attention and public scrutiny about every day for a few months, the charges add up.
Funny but the remarks I'm heard coming from people who work in fashion have been in defense of what Palin has spent.
To begin with --- A report om last nights news " No campaign funds were spent on anyone on the Dem. ticket (or thier families ) for clothing."
2nd --- "Funny but the remarks I'm heard coming from people who work in fashion have been in defense of what Palin has spent."
Palin didn't spend a cent (of her own ) on her ( or her families )clothing during this campaign. The tab has been picked up by the RNC from donations taxpayers have given them to elect a Repubican Presidant.I do have a problem with my donation going to pay for fancy clothing for a self proclaimed " Hockey Mom " . If she is so much like the average "Joe or Jane Sixpack" let her wear clothes from Walmart/Target like the rest of us everyday Moms.By the way,I wish I could change into brand new ( Brand-Name ) outfits 3 times a day.
Lost in Translation

Vermillion, MN

#10 Oct 23, 2008
And the $5 -$10,000 suits worn by the men in this campaign? Who "bleep"ing cares?
Tee

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Oct 23, 2008
FkObama wrote:
Well yes, shouldn't that money have been spread around a little? hahahahahahaha The Dem's are so fearful of Sarah Palin. Captain America is 100% correct. Shouldn't have that money been spread around a little instead of squandered?
Actually, the "Dem's" love Sarah - every time she opens her mouth - unscripted - Obama gains in the polls. As we've seen, remember Jesse, ANYBODY can be a governor...
newsandverse

Fort Myers, FL

#12 Oct 23, 2008
THE CANDIDATE'S NEW CLOTHES

NEWSWIRE--Since August, The RNC has spent more than $150,000 on clothes and accessories for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family.

From moose's carcass
To Nieman Marcus,
Went Sarah six-packs
As Sarah picked Saks.

www.newsandverse.com
Light verse, ripped from the headlines
Izzy Stone

AOL

#13 Oct 23, 2008
I'm surprised the Pioneer Press didn't give Sarah Palin her own editorial column to explain her shopping tastes alongside the news articles written about her wardrobe. Isn't that the new policy at this rag?
SP Curmudgeon

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Oct 23, 2008
Using the vocabulary of the Republicans, Palin's shopping spree was very "bourgeois."

It's their money and normally it wouldn't matter.

But when you're gallivanting about and selling yourself as a member of the "proletariat," dishing out what it takes the Average Joe 30 years to pay off in mortgage--at a time when the Average Joe is seeing a decline in his earnings--is very "Marie Antoinette!"

Viva la nouveau riche!
DoveGirl

United States

#15 Oct 23, 2008
Mary: By saying your 26 year old developmentally-delayed child is better qualified than Palin shows exactly how much the left fears Palin. On a personal level, wow... What kind of a mother would use their child's disability to insult another? You are pathetic.

“Blinded By The Right”

Since: Aug 07

Long Island Sound

#16 Oct 23, 2008
John Edwards haircut was a GOP talking point for 6 months. They even spoke about it at the convention.
A $400 haircut seems like small potatoes now.
Meh

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Oct 23, 2008
I understand that they want Palin to look good on the campaign trail, that female politicians are especially scrutinized about clothing/hair/makeup etc, and that people at that level wouldn't consider anything less than designer. So although I think it's hypocritical for this "I'm just like you" candidate to spend so much on clothes, I'm not terribly outraged by the $150K. But explain to me why it was necessary to spend $300 on her baby. Is a $92 romper really necessary? That's more than some people have to spend on groceries for a month.
MEL Saint Paul

Fort Collins, CO

#18 Oct 23, 2008
If the person purchases their own clothing, it is their business what is spent but if the taxpayers are purchasing these costly items, then this is when we should become concerned. Yes, there are certainly more sensible ways to spend $150K - with so many hungry, homeless and uninsured MINNESOTANS,$150K could go a way. But again, if Sarah purchased her own clothing, it is HER business of the cost!
Demindrep

United States

#19 Oct 23, 2008
Your kidding - a story about clothes this close to the election. How can you cover this and not write anything about Joe Biden's concerns with what will happen if Obama is elected? Can't this paper at least act like they don't favor one candidate over another and give us some real news?
LOL

Eden Prairie, MN

#20 Oct 23, 2008
Puppett one or Puppett two...Who are you voting for?
wait till the strings get yanked to see what they will really do
Mary

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Oct 23, 2008
DoveGirl wrote:
Mary: By saying your 26 year old developmentally-delayed child is better qualified than Palin shows exactly how much the left fears Palin. On a personal level, wow... What kind of a mother would use their child's disability to insult another? You are pathetic.
No what I am saying is that I have raised a child that has a better thought process then Palin. She has more common sense then most people do and can spot a fake at 100 paces. What you missed was the real reason for concern, her believe that goverment has a right to all womens body's. Now that is scary.
Mad Dog Gus

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Oct 23, 2008
You can put designer clothes on an ultra conservative, evangelical, right wing politician, but you still have a politician.

Political Science 101: "All politicians are bad!"....quiz on November 4th.

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