Neither do I, but evidently Moanin' Charen does.
Yes the figure of $150,000 is eye-popping, but don't forget it that it included the whole Palin clan. And finally, I cannot escape the suspicion that one reason everyone is so exercised (other than the obvious, i.e. that she's a Republican) is that she is so gorgeous in those clothes. There is simply no other woman in political life to match her. The green-eyed monster strikes! [My bolding-S/T]
Isn't that sweet, in a slightly creepy way, as Jonah Goldberg would say? Palin is the prettiest, coolest girl ever, and Charen, with her spare frame and sensible haircut, is in looooove.
And people in love do foolish things, such as tell America that they just ponied up their donations to the Republican party to buy expensive maternity dresses for teenaged Bristol Palin.