What I’d like to know is why is the press obsessed with this story? Sure, they want to take Palin out, that much is obvious. But why do they think this story will do it? I know I don’t care. But they must figure someone does. Maybe they figure it will diminish her appeal with women who will see her as an uptown wannabe and get all huffy about it? That must be their theory because men don’t care about how much a woman’s dress cost.
The dissonance between a “hockey mom” image and a $150K wardrobe is pretty glaring, regardless of a voter’s gender. That’s what’s ultimately driving the story.