Sarah Palin spent...
One. Hundred. Fifty. THOUSAND. Dollars.
on clothes. CLOTHING.
I really don't like the 'false dichotomy' (aka Excluded Middle) logical fallacy, but let's use it just a bit in order to get an idea of the scope of spending $150,000 on clothing.
Let's say Joe wants to buy six packs with his 150 grand. He runs to Wal-Mart (they sell beer, right?) and gets a big cart. Pulling out his calculator, he determines that at the bargain price of about 5 dollars, he can buy THIRTY THOUSAND SIX PACKS OF BEER. He's gonna need a bigger truck, eh?
Or hey, Joe wants to buy plumbing supplies, too? Okay. Let's say he first buys a sixpack, in order to maintain the name. Oh, and a pack of Kools (because yeah, I'm being funny here, SRSLY) - so he's down to $149,900.00. He discovers that he's going to need to buy 4" 90 degree elbow sections (in PVC) which cost, oh....
Ah screw it. You get the idea and I've really extended the comparison too far already. That's a LOT of money on a wardrobe. I wouldn't give a rat's ass if it was HER money, but it wasn't. The money came from the RNC and the McCain campaign. From donations. Many of those donations are from people who are stretching their own means in order to be able to send in money to a campaign. Joe the Plumber, or Joe the Barfly (AKA Sixpack), or Hockey Mom #3.
I, for example, have donated fifty dollars to Senator Obama's campaign. If a report comes out that the CAMPAIGN spent even $10,000 on clothing, I would be (a) on the phone with the campaign demanding my money back and (b) NOT voting for Obama.
Yeah, the one silver-lining-ish thing going on here is that after the election, the clothing is supposed to be auctioned off and proceeds going to a charity. How nice!! Does that make it right? Not really, in my book.