520 Ferragamo Shoes. There isn't any Comparison

520 Ferragamo Shoes. There isn't any Comparison

Editor's notice: Campbell Brown anchors CNN's "Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull" at 8 p.m. ET Mondays via Fridays. She delivered this commentary during the "Cutting by way of the Bull" phase of Wednesday night time's broadcast.

 

Campbell Brown says girls in the general public eye face a double-customary on the subject of appearance.(CNN) -- There's been a number of sniping and a lot of stories Wednesday about Gov. Sarah Palin's clothes.

 

Politico.com experiences that the Republican National Committee spent greater than $150,000 on clothes, hair and make-up for Palin on the marketing campaign path. Now, these usually are not your tax dollars.

 

This is money given by Republican donors to the RNC. But the report questions whether it is legal to use campaign money for quote "private use."

 

My problem? There is an unbelievable double-standard here, and we're ignoring a quite simple reality.Ladies are judged based mostly on their look far, way over males. That is an announcement of fact.

 

There has been loads of discuss and plenty written about Sarah Palin's jackets, her hair and her appears. Sound acquainted? Watch Campbell Brown 'Cutting By way of the Bull' »

 

There was loads of discuss and loads written about Sen. Hillary Clinton's looks, hair and pantsuits.Evaluate that with the attention given to Sen. Barack Obama's $1,500 fits or Sen. John McCain's $520 Ferragamo shoes. There is no comparison.

 

Ladies get scrutinized based mostly on look far more than males. And look, I converse from expertise right here. When i wear a bad outfit on the air, I get viewer e-mail complaining about it. Quite a lot of e-mail. Seriously.

 

When Wolf Blitzer wears a not-so-great tie, how a lot e-mail do you suppose he gets? My point is for girls, sadly, appearance is part of the job.

 

If ferragamo belt sale or Anderson Cooper reveals up on the air with out make-up, you think you'd even notice? I present up with out make-up? Trust me, you will notice.

 

This would not just apply to Tv. All women in the public eye deal with this problem. And it's for that reason that I think the RNC ought to help Palin pay for clothes, hair and makeup. It's part of the job.

 

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Now, you might imagine, that's an terrible lot of money to spend on clothes, hair and makeup.Or chances are you'll complain, as some have, that it's hypocritical to sell yourself as a "small-city hockey mom" when you are sporting designer clothes. That's superb, just don't ignore the actual fact that there's a double-customary right here. iReport.com: Palin 'doesn't costume like all hockey moms I do know'

 

And personally I believe in this marketing campaign, with a lot at stake, it is a peripheral concern.I, myself, have raised plenty of questions on Sarah Palin, much to the annoyance of the McCain campaign. But these questions have been about her qualifications and expertise, never her look.