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Trib Talks To Palin

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 24, 2008 3:20PM

2008_10_24_palin.jpgAs Election Day comes ever closer, the Trib managed to catch-up with the elusive GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin who hasn't given many interviews, especially since the Katie Couric debacle. During the interview, Palin addressed the controversy over her alleged $150,000 wardrobe upgrade and even compared herself to Hillary Clinton.

I think Hillary Clinton was held to a different standard in her primary race. Do you remember the conversations that took place about her - say superficial things that they don't talk about with men, like her wardrobe and her hairstyles, all of that, that's a bit of that double standard. Certainly there's a double standard. But I'm not going to complain about it, I'm not going to whine about it, I'm going to plow through that because we are embarking on something greater than that, than allowing that double standard to adversely affect us.
After reading through the interview, there's nothing really revelatory other than the fact the Trib managed to peg Palin down long enough to actually give the interview. If nothing else, with husband Todd and son Trig present, it seems that a lot of the focus of the interview is on special needs children, a cause Palin has been successfully championing along the campaign route. Like most interviews with political candidates, the questions are mostly softballs, i.e., nothing about Troopergate. Not that we expected anything. We doubt the Trib would have asked McCain about the Keating 5 or Obama about his connections to the Daley Machine. Read the entire transcript here.

Image of Palin from her Governor of Alaska website