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Hasselbeck: Media 'sexist' on Palin



The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck introduced Sarah Palin in Tampa this morning chastising the media for its coverage of the $150,000 that McCain campaign spent on Palin's wardrobe (John McCain said today much of it was returned).  "Instead of the issues, they are focused, fixated, on her wardrobe. Now with everything going on in the world it seems a little but odd. Let me tell you, this is deliberately sexist,'' the View's lone conservative said.


"As you can see Sarah Palin sure is a woman who knows how to dress. I'm actually most impressed by her accessories - like the flag pin she wears in honor of her son and our military men and women fighting abroad. ... They didn't list that accessory and it's value in their reports, did they? You know why,? Because they it's priceless." (cue the chants: USA! USA!)

Palin also noted a "double standard" with the clothes issue: "I'm trying to ignore this because it's so ridiculous. But I'm glad now that Elisabeth brought it up because it gives me an opportunity without the filter of the media to tell you the whole clothes thing. Those clothes they are not my property. Just like the lighting and staging and like everything else the RNC . I'm not taking them with me. I'm back to wearing my own clothes from my favorite consignment shop in anchorage, Alaska."

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:40pm]


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