Steve Steckler, defending Sarah Palin's $150,000 wardrobe budget
It is the same misogyny applied to Governor Palin by the "Lifestyle" sections (or in the case of The New York Times, the editorial page) of major newspapers around the country. Senator Obama has millions from the sale of book rights to buy the stylish designer wear in his and Michelle's wardrobe. (Memo to next Congress: add a refundable tax credit for biography purchases.) Sarah Palin has her own and a union oilfield worker's paycheck. I thought the hockey jersey was fine, but it's hard to blame a campaign for wanting to keep up with the Obamas.
Wow. Unfortunately for Steckler, it seems that Michelle Obama could have purchased around 1,000 dresses
for what Palin's spent in two months and, considering Obama's well-worn and patched shoes
(vice McCain's $500 Ferragamos
) suggest Palin could have kept up with Obamas for much less.