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Palin: Claiming gender bias

The AP: "Sarah Palin is blaming gender bias for the controversy over $150,000 worth of designer clothes, hairstyling and accessories the Republican Party provided for her, a newspaper reported Thursday. 'I think Hillary Clinton was held to a different standard in her primary race,' Palin said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune posted on the newspaper's Web site Thursday night. '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.'"

(So what about the attention that John Edwards' $400 haircut got?)

USA Today looks at Palin's state spending increases in Alaska and notes it contrasts with her fiscal conservative record.