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Of course, any discussion of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's fashion sense is a dim shadow in light of the swill of rumor/conjecture/truth over the long weekend regarding the personal and professional judgment of Senator John McCain's pick of running mate. WWD tackles the subject, the result a mix of pantsuits and puffy coats to brave the cold. The fashion trade notes she wore "corporate business attire — a black skirt suit, glasses and an updo — at the announcement in Dayton, Ohio." And for a Vogue shoot in February with Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, she wore Ralph Lauren, MaxMara and Levi's, and "joked her favorite designers were outdoor brands Patagonia and The North Face."
In a quote from the story, Nicole Miller is more concerned with Palin's politics than wardrobe: “It is great to see the process continue to open up and become more inclusive. But from what little I know initially, I am not any more impressed with Sarah Palin’s stand on the important issues than I am with John McCain’s.”
Yeohlee Teng kept her comment broad: “I am for anything that empowers women.”
· Sarah Palin's Style [WWD, subscription req]