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    Sarah Palin Violates the U.S. Flag Code
    by Rogers Cadenhead
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 08:02 PM

    The August 2009 issue of Runner's World includes a Q&A with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin about her lifelong interest in jogging. The interview reveals that she took an unreported fall while running with the Secret Service before the vice presidential debate and describes how Sen. John McCain loves being up a creek:

    I used to joke around with John McCain during the campaign about coming jogging with me. And once I asked him what his favorite exercise was, and he said, 'I go wading.' Wading. He lives on a creek in Arizona, so he goes wading. That cracked me up.

    The most newsworthy part of the story is probably the last question, where she affirms her support for Title IX, the gender equity law that requires schools to offer as many programs for female athletes as for males:

    Is there anything else the world should know about you as a runner?

    The only other thing I'd like to add is I've been very fortunate to be a recipient of all the efforts people put into Title IX all those years ago where girls got equal opportunity to participate in sports and extracurricular activities because sports growing up were my world. I'm so thankful for Title IX allowing equal access to these opportunities, and I'm a huge proponent of girls being able to realize what they're made of by participating in sports and whatever I can do there I'm going to be doing.

    The story includes eight photos of Palin in running attire, and the last one shows that Palin still has a knack for turning a harmless publicity stunt -- like pardoning a turkey -- into a potential black eye.



    Palin's violating the U.S. Flag Code, which you can read on the American Legion's site, in how that U.S. flag is treated in the photo. Under the heading Respect for the Flag, the code states, "The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise."

    Though adherance to the Flag Code is optional, some people take it pretty seriously, as the American Flag wall of shame demonstrates, and a lot of them are in what Palin would consider the "pro-America areas of this great nation." You shouldn't drape it over a chair like a cover you bought at Bed Bath and Beyond.

    It's a wonder that Palin hasn't shot her publicity team from a helicopter.
    Sarah Palin Violates the U.S. Flag Code - Watching the Watchers

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    Oh big deal. The Canadian flag can fly at night in the dark, because unlike the U.S. flag it isn't afraid of the dark. I know it represents a lot to the country, but some of the rules are just plain silly. It's a tough flag, it can take it.
    If I can't be a good example, then let me be a horrible warning.

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    Flag fetishism is creepy. See Nazi Germany.

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    I always see Olympic athletes treating the American flag in a manner which would be considered offensive.

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    She's desecrated this nation enough already.. the flag has nothing to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaffyMoon View Post
    Flag fetishism is creepy. See Nazi Germany.
    agreed.
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    The US flag is more sacred than she is treating it. It CAN fly at night,just has to have lights on it. What she is doing is frigging outrageous!! Good luck with that,Sarah. She is dumb as rocks.
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    eh *shrug* ... nope, i don't care about this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Lane View Post
    She's desecrated this nation enough already.. the flag has nothing to do with it.
    True-but this just slams it home. Mrs-I-want-to-be President just screwed up big time.
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    I think it's inappropriate to lean on the flag for a cheesecake photo op.

    I guess we can see someone's been using the tanning bed installed in the Governor's mansion at taxpayer expense, eh?

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    The website referenced has pretty good info and examples, it's obvious a lot of people are in violation of the flag:

    American Flag Wall of Shame

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    Is that picture for real???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Lane View Post
    She's desecrated this nation enough already.. the flag has nothing to do with it.
    You said it.

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    Her legs are greasy.

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    Since when can American flags not fly at night? That must have just changed this morning, because the courthouse's ginormous flag was still visible from 80 miles away last night.

    Palin is offensive to mankind and desecrates Earth with her presence.



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