May 21st, 2010
05:34 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin campaigns in Idaho ... with a new outfit

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin's luggage was lost Friday, forcing her to find an alternate outfit before a speech in Idaho."]Washington (CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrived in Boise, Idaho on Friday to stump for House candidate Vaughn Ward - but her luggage didn't.

Speaking to a crowd Boise's Qwest Arena, Palin touted the conservative credentials of the Republican congressional hopeful, but also revealed that her outfit, a blue jacket and black dress, was not her own.

"This morning my luggage didn't arrive, so about an hour ago I was sitting backstage in sweats, tennis shoes, and man this is just so me it seems like," Palin told the crowd.

"I'm in borrowed clothes, again. Anybody who followed the VP trail … yep," Palin joked, alluding to controversial purchases made by Republican National Committee to fill out her wardrobe during the 2008 presidential campaign.

After Palin's luggage failed to arrive Friday morning, a Ward campaign volunteer bought Palin's temporary outfit and was later reimbursed for the purchase, Ward spokesman Mike Tracy told CNN affiliate KTVB.

Palin will continue her western swing Saturday, making a stop in Denver, Colorado.

Ward, who touts Palin's endorsement at the top of his campaign website, is facing off against state Rep. Raul Labrador in next week's GOP primary.

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  1. Sniffit

    Just goes to show can dress it up, but you can't make it talk sense.

    May 21, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  2. Snerdly(the real one)

    Lets post her picture on a box of instant potatoes and call it Mrs.Potatoheads Instant Mashed Tators,wink wink..

    May 21, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  3. Jaywing

    Too bad her brain wasn't lost, as well. Oh, my mistake - it's not that her brain could have been lost during the trip - she doesn't have a brain to pack.

    May 21, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Hey Mama Grizzleypants, what do mama grizzleys do when they tell their kid "hey, you know what, here, have some freedom, but no drinking and drugging, no sex and be home by 11" but the kid comes home high as a kite with stains on her blue dress? That's right! THEY LAY THE SMACK DOWN BY REGULATING THEIR BEHAVIOR! all you Palinbot Rand Paul wannabe Teatard fools can follow along: Wall Street is overrun with mid-pubescent Ritalin-snorting booze wh-res with buns in the oven and a nasty case of the clap.

    Get it? Got it? Good.

    May 21, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  5. Sarah, the baby seal basher

    She should have worn her fur bikini.

    May 21, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  6. Not Republican

    Wow. Ain't she cute. I'm sure she had some dim-witted soundbites to go with that dim-witted recap of clothes-gate.
    How in the world do those in attendence get through their days.. tick tock tick tock tick tock you Betcha, you feather ruffler, rogue idiot.

    May 21, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  7. jeff jackson, alabama

    A lot of poison is shot Palin's way
    by uninformed followers of the liberal
    pipers. But really folks, think about this.
    You can't trust a politician of any age,
    sex, or party orientation.
    Now take this into consideration,
    young guys see her and wish they were
    older, old guys see her and wish they could
    catch her, all straight guys in their prime who
    see her wish they could call her.
    So......who in their right mind had rather
    have Reid, Pelosi, McCain, Boxer, Biden,
    etc, etc,etc, on T.V. promising them stuff
    all the time when we could have Palin ?
    EVERYDAY !!!!

    May 21, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    What ?? Her private plane lost her luggage?? Or first class travel is now sloppy sweats??

    She's a liar. She's just practicing lying so she'll beeven better at it by October and November.

    Poor little rich bit. .h.

    May 21, 2010 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  9. Ken in NC

    The woman makes enough money to buy her own clothes and still she borrows from others. This woman is an IDIOT.

    May 21, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  10. Tulsa

    Jeff Jackson, Stay in Alabama.

    REALLY?????? Is this what you think is important? REALLY????
    Go get a blow up dool, put her smug little nazi face on it and have a ball. If mommy will let you that is.

    May 21, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  11. normajean

    "Her luggage didn't get there'. That's not all that didn't get there.I think she left her brain,logic,and anything else she uses to propel herself around the country volunteering to endorse any candidate that will accept her.Does she really believe that because she shows up, smiling , giggling,joking and throwing in a little "homespun humor",around, that she is going to win votes for anyone. If that's all it takes, let's get George Clooney or maybe Tom Hanks running for office and see how they'd do.I still believe that her endorsement is the "kiss of death".

    May 21, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  12. Fed Up!

    Considering that Sarah Palin's wardrobe is the most substantial part of her appeal and value, I can understand why this is a major news story.

    May 21, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  13. bcrunner

    To Jeff Jackson in Alabama: Anyone of those are perfectly fine... excempt her....

    May 21, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  14. Gil

    She's not only missing her luggage, but some plain old common sense! Drill, Baby Drill! and backing nut case right wing nuts who are against the Civil Rights Act shows how out of step these people are. Sarha pathetic is the worst example!

    May 21, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  15. paul

    The real mystery is how did Sarah "sound bite" Palin blame Obama for the lost luggage????

    May 21, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  16. Fred

    Just a minute...I thought that in addition to her minium speaking fee of $100,000-she also got to travel by a all expence paid private was she in coach or first class..or driving the plane? we'll hear that Obama was the cause of this problem...

    May 21, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |

    What a cheapskate. I thought she made a whole lot of money from her silly book, hate speeches, and whatever else she does now since she quit her job as governor.

    May 21, 2010 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  18. jimmy carter

    Keep them jumping Sarah. They R so jealous it just radiates right through there little bitty dot like brain. I bet their brain is no larger than that of a red bug. They will always have one because it's too small to lose.

    May 21, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  19. Republicans is smart in the head area

    I lost my luggage during a flight once but don't remember it being national news – this isn't either. Moving on...

    May 21, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  20. RFD

    Just rubbing their noses in the fact that the rank-and-file underwrote he shopping spree, er ... vice-presidential campaign. She cares more about clothes than people. Maybe the GOP can put Heidi and Spencer out on the trail with her.

    May 21, 2010 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  21. perywinkle

    She's a selfish, self centered woman who tells the cons. what they want to hear. And they actually pay money to hear her. Ask Alaska what kind of quitter, leader she is. The cons. are making her rich and she's laughing all the way to the bank. And her and rush, and beck are ruining the GOP into the ground. Now they all look like racist, holier than thou, care bout me, and mine.

    May 21, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  22. Bob of Lompoc

    Old saying from the Midwest: "You can't make a silk purse out of sow's ear".

    May 21, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  23. al in memphis

    What more evidence do you need that political parties control this country. If the people of Idaho can't look at the canidate for what they are worth, what will an out of state political hack point out that they can't see themselves

    Next presidential elections - first question I would ask some of the canidates. What have you being recenlty that qualify for consideration?

    Answer– I've been traveling the country campaigning for my party. What has that got to do with running the government.

    May 21, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  24. saf

    Who cares.....ther clothes are in the same condition as her brain....lost

    May 21, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  25. Please

    Must have been Obama's fault, right Sarah?

    May 21, 2010 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
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