The latest Sarah Palin 'scandal'

Can you  believe the latest scandal over Sarah Palin? She installed a tanning bed in the governor's mansion and -- what's worse -- she paid for the contraption with her own money! The latest scandal over Sarah Palin was first reported by a couple of left-wing nuts at Narco News, an online publicaton that in the past I've seen putting out pro-Hugo Chavez propoganda.

Here's the spin on the tanning bed scandal from Narco News: "A politician emerges, we are told, from humble roots and pledges to restore America’s small town family values and represent the common man and woman." And yet all along, the story continues, she's using a tanning bed! It's all on par, according to NarcoNews, with John Edward's $400 haircut!

Even Politico regurgates the TanningGate story.

I wonder if such a fuss was ever stirred up over FDR's having torn up the White House lawn to build a swimming pool there. Richard Nixon, come to think of it, used to turn up the AC full blast in the summer at the White House, so he could get a fire going in the fire place. He had a lot on his mind, at the time. So if that helped him to sort out his thoughts, who could blame him? Then again, maybe the fire contributed to global warming. And we all know, of course, how Bill Clinton eased his nerves at the White House; I wonder if Narco News got itself worked up about that.

I've heard that people tend to get depressed pretty easily in Alaska, what with all the darkness and cold up there. So, it sounds like Sarah had the right idea. I might just have to check out one of those tanning beds myself. I'll worry about the wintertime blues now -- the skin cancer later, when I'm in my 50s or 60s.

The good news, of course, is that the opposition must be getting desperate if this is all they've got to throw at Sarah.

Thomas Lifson adds: I detect a bit of class-based disdain for those who use tanning beds instead of a week in St. Barth's to darken their skin.
Can you  believe the latest scandal over Sarah Palin? She installed a tanning bed in the governor's mansion and -- what's worse -- she paid for the contraption with her own money! The latest scandal over Sarah Palin was first reported by a couple of left-wing nuts at Narco News, an online publicaton that in the past I've seen putting out pro-Hugo Chavez propoganda.

Here's the spin on the tanning bed scandal from Narco News: "A politician emerges, we are told, from humble roots and pledges to restore America’s small town family values and represent the common man and woman." And yet all along, the story continues, she's using a tanning bed! It's all on par, according to NarcoNews, with John Edward's $400 haircut!

Even Politico regurgates the TanningGate story.

I wonder if such a fuss was ever stirred up over FDR's having torn up the White House lawn to build a swimming pool there. Richard Nixon, come to think of it, used to turn up the AC full blast in the summer at the White House, so he could get a fire going in the fire place. He had a lot on his mind, at the time. So if that helped him to sort out his thoughts, who could blame him? Then again, maybe the fire contributed to global warming. And we all know, of course, how Bill Clinton eased his nerves at the White House; I wonder if Narco News got itself worked up about that.

I've heard that people tend to get depressed pretty easily in Alaska, what with all the darkness and cold up there. So, it sounds like Sarah had the right idea. I might just have to check out one of those tanning beds myself. I'll worry about the wintertime blues now -- the skin cancer later, when I'm in my 50s or 60s.

The good news, of course, is that the opposition must be getting desperate if this is all they've got to throw at Sarah.

Thomas Lifson adds: I detect a bit of class-based disdain for those who use tanning beds instead of a week in St. Barth's to darken their skin.