Salon breaks a hot story…
The Guardian caught up with Sarah Palin on the campaign trail in Reno this week and posted some video of her working the crowd while singing the Tea Party’s praises. But look closely: At around the 1:30 mark, it appears that she’s handed an American flag by one of her fans — and that she signs it.
The evidence is imperfect, but if she did put her signature on Old Glory, it would be a clear violation of the Subsection 8, part (g) reads: “The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.”
Dear God, no!
I have no love for Sarah Palin. And yes, I’m sure she’s the sort of person who would call out someone else for not properly respecting the flag. And the right is probably more guilty of this kind of silliness than the left (see the dumb 2007 flap about Obama and the National Anthem).
But come on. Are we really going to scandalize the possibility that Palin may have violated Subsection 8, part (g) of the Flag Code? The answer is that it’s election season. So of course we are!
Speaking of Palin, a few people also owe her an apology for this.