Sarah Palin’s campaign has used bad judgement in mixing her “small-town” image with high-end fashion boutiques, writes the Washington Post.

“If you’ve got a candidate whose persona centers on small-town America, Joe Six-Pack, and lots and lots of “you betcha,” what business do you have connecting her to Neiman’s, Saks and Barneys, specialty stores — no, they are not good old-fashioned department stores — that epitomize upscale, rarefied, luxury consumption? No one can make the argument that the only store open in Minneapolis in early September was the local Neiman Marcus. They couldn’t have popped into J. Crew or Ann Taylor? On “What Not to Wear,” Clinton and Stacy manage to build an entire wardrobe for their client for a mere $5,000.”

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