Katie Couric's Notebook: Palin's Wardrobe

There aren't a lot of Joe Six-packs out there who can drop six figures on a new wardrobe, so Gov. Sarah Palin's $150,000 shopping spree seems excessive to some people.

You'd think for that kind of coin, you could dress the entire Sisterhood of the Travelling Pantsuit, as Sen. Hillary Clinton calls it.

Just like John Edward's $400 haircut or, if you're really retro, Nancy Reagan's decorator bills, these stories unfortunately always make headlines. I guess they're a lot easier to relate to than complex healthcare policy, although they are nowhere near as important.

There's a way to turn this story into a positive, though. If and when Gov. Palin no longer needs those fancy duds, she could consider donating them to Dress for Success, an organization that outfits needy women for job interviews and helps them transition into the working world.

Whether we're red or blue, women helping women is always in style.
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