Sarah Palin defends her big shopping spree:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin insisted in an interview with the Tribune on Thursday that she did not accept $150,000 worth of designer clothes from the Republican Party and "that is not who we are."

"That whole thing is just, bad!" she said. "Oh, if people only knew how frugal we are.

I'd point out that, technically speaking, accepting $150,000 in free clothing is consistent with being frugal.

--Jonathan Chait