“Palling Around With Haberdashers”

So, WardrobeGate (CoutureGate? FashionPlateGate?) Politico reports that the Republican National Committee apparently has spent over $150,000 on clothing and accessories for Gov. Sarah Palin and her family since she joined the McCain ticket.

Tailor-made for cable news.

MSNBC’s Morning Joe:

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: This looks bad. Having said that, before you judge Sarah Palin about her clothes, keep in mind that Barack Obama, what he pays for a suit might be somebody’s mortgage payment. We need to look into that…

Do we really “need to look into that?” Why?

BRZEZINSKI: I’m just saying, for balance. It’s not like Barack Obama is walking around in J.C. Penney sweats.

(Or… is he?)

And then there was this, from MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle:

It’s clear [Sarah Palin] has been palling around with haberdashers.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.