Palin: 'I'm Going to Plow Through'

She talks special ed, clothing, sexism in Chicago Trib interview
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Oct 24, 2008 8:32 AM CDT
Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin, left, her husband Todd and daughters, Piper, center, and Willow, right, pledge allegiance to the flag before a campaign rally at the Beaver Area...   (AP Photo/John Heller)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin focused on people with disabilities and special education in an interview with the Chicago Tribune yesterday, accompanied by her husband Todd and baby Trig. She noted her ticket’s plan to add $3 billion per year for special ed, saying the money will come from “re-prioritizing" the budget. She denied that the GOP spent $150,000 on clothing and accessories for her, saying, "That is not who we are."

“Oh, if only people knew how frugal we are!” she added, saying, "It's kind of painful to be criticized for something when all the facts are not out there and are not reported." She suggests sexism at play in the attention to her wardrobe. “I'm going to plow through that, because we are embarking on something greater than that, than allowing that double standard to adversely affect us.”