Governor Sarah Palin went on the record about the $150K worth of clothing, makeup and accessories the RNC purchased for her -- calling "the whole clothes thing" ridiculous.
During a Tampa campaign stop, Palin said, "I tried to ignore it, because it's so ridiculous," Palin told the Florida crowd, as reported by the NY Times. "Those clothes -- they are not my property. Just like the lighting and the staging and everything else that the RNC purchased." The VP hopeful continues, "I'm not taking them with me. I'm back to wearing my own clothes from my favorite consignment shop in Anchorage, Alaska."
The governor was introduced at the rally by conservative "View" hostess Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who labeled the media's focus on the designer duds as sexist. "Instead of the issues, they are focused, fixated on her wardrobe," the former "Survivor" said. "Now, with everything going on in the world, seems a bit odd. But let me tell you, this is deliberately sexist. I know you know that."