Sarah Palin said in an interview Thursday that she did not accept $150,000 worth of designer clothes from the Republican Party and that the media focus on her clothes is proof of bias against women candidates." I think Hillary Clinton was held to a different standard in her primary race," Palin said. "Do you remember the conversations that took place about her, say superficial things that they don't talk about with men, her wardrobe and her hairstyles, all of that? That's a bit of that double standard." She also added," It's kind of painful to be criticized for something when all the facts are not out there and are not reported. That whole thing is just, bad! Oh, if people only knew how frugal we are." News of the purchases of designer clothes, largely from upscale Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, conflicts with the image Palin has crafted as a typical "hockey mom." When McCain was asked about the shopping spree, he said Palin needed clothes and they'll be donated to charity. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, a private watchdog group in Washington, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Palin, the Republican National Committee and several political operatives alleging that the purchase of clothing for Palin and her family violates Federal Election Campaign Act.
Read More Hot Stories Moms Are Talking About