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Sarah Palin avoids a style snafu on TODAY

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, happe
Ann Curry, Sarah Palin and Matt Lauer shared hosting duties on Apr 4. How'd it feel?TODAY

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.

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