Compare and contrast:

The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August. (Politico)

On one side of [Rachel Maddow’s] still-bare office hang about a dozen suits in varying shades of black and gray, her on-air uniform.

“It is a rainbow of monochrome,” acknowledged Maddow, who dresses off-air like a gangly teenager in baggy jeans and sneakers. “I just want to meet a basic threshold of what you’re supposed to look like on television so it’s not a topic of concern or discussion.” (LA Times)

Clearly this means the American people would save money if Maddow was in the White House.