Sarah Palin: I Want to Play a Major Role in National Politics, 'If People Will Have Me'

"Well, I, I think it's unfortunate that too many people in politics right now want to be so politically correct, that they dare not question a person's associations or their past record, or their voting record even, because they would fear that they would be called a racist?" Palin responded. "That's that political correctness that's going to do our country in, and I, I don't subscribe to that."

Palin addresses the issue of her expensive clothes in her book, writing that her wardrobe was picked by the McCain camp and that "the price tags almost knocked my eyes out." So why didn't she just say no to the $150,000 wardrobe?

"Well, remember, I arrived at the vetting process experience, and then the campaign was an overnight bag. And then the frustration though, was, once that controversy exploded about the clothes, it just baffled me, and Todd, and my family, and those on the vice presidential side of the ticket, to know that whoever it did, whoever had purchased the clothes, and strategized all that, wouldn't just tell the truth, just explain that they purchased the clothes, they were there, and even the stylists now have come out and said, 'Sarah didn't buy the clothes, and she was very hesitant to wear very expensive clothes.' I kind of gave 'em a hard time about it," she said.

She also complains about the double standard by the media, saying that no one ever questioned male candidates where their shoes or suits came from.

"The clothes all went back. They were never my clothes," she said.

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