The $150,000 the RNC spent on clothing for Sarah Palin is far from the most important issue in this campaign, but I agree with those who suggest that it may be a defining moment. A self-defined “hockey mom” should be shopping at Walmart or Target or Sears, with maybe a pricier outfit or three befitting her suddenly elevated position. But $150,000? Which part of America spends money like that on clothes?
This is a bad story for the McCain/Palin ticket as it highlights the hypocrisy of their faux-populist attacks. But then, with so many bad stories these days, maybe it won’t make a difference.