Sarah Palin doesn’t want you to think she has nothing to wear.
The conservative commentator – clad in a black ensemble with a red print scarf while co-hosting TODAY on Tuesday – told Matt Lauer she just barely avoided a wardrobe repeat.
“I wasn’t going to go all Johnny Cash on ya today,” she explained, referencing the "Man in Black" singer, “but what I showed up in to wear, Matt, happens to be the same pink jacket from a consignment shop that I had worn in an interview with you almost four years ago.”
Palin says she re-watched the TODAY clip (linked below) with her husband Todd the night prior and exclaimed “What the heck am I going to wear? They’re going to think I have nothing else to wear.”
(Former Alaska governors, they’re just like us!)
Matt, ever the gentleman, assuaged the former governor's fears, assured her: “You look great.”
As for Palin’s beauty secrets? Her lipstick of choice is a L’Oreal nude lipliner with a bit of Carmex.
Rina Raphael is a TODAY.com editor who is thankful she didn't wear all black to the office this morning. Crisis averted.