On Tuesday, Sarah Palin called out Obama on pay equity. “Does he think that the women aren’t working as hard? Does he think that they are 17 percent less productive?” she said, quoting a story in the National Review that alleged that Obama’s Senate offices paid women 83 cents on the dollar compared to his male staffers. Palin’s diversions from McCain doctrine—-the campaign officially opposes the Ledbetter fair pay act—-have been hit or miss. Here, the sentiment behind the attack is a good one but the pit-bull attitude, again, is presumptive, especially since it’s hastily reported. Jezebel has a great, in-depth breakdown of the real salaries for men and women in the Obama and McCain campaigns. It turns out that, of course, the situation is more complicated than it appears in stump speeches.