"She needed clothes at the time," John McCain said today. "It works that the clothes will be donated to charity. Nothing surprises me." He also said that he pays for all of his own clothing.
Palin told the Chicago Tribune that the clothes are not worth $150,000 and were bought for the Republican National Convention.
"That whole thing is just, bad!" she said. "Oh, if people only knew how frugal we are. It's kind of painful to be criticized for something when all the facts are not out there and are not reported." Palin said the clothes will be given back, auctioned off or sent to charity.