Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tanningbedgate and a Decent Question

The right is flipping out over how anyone would dare question the good Governor of Alaska's right to bake herself once or twice a week on her own personal tanning bed. Health and vanity concerns aside, I for one will not pose any such questions. It's her body, she can do with it as she pleases ( If only she believed similarly, by the way). 

However, for the candidate running as the radical reformer, who over the past few weeks has been caught in lie after lie about her good government credentials, it is not unreasonable to ask whether or not she bought the tanning bed with her own money (which it appears she did) and if the installation and operation of that bed were placed on the government's tab.  

Unless she had a separate power bill for the room in which the tanning bed was located, it seems likely that the cost of operating that monstrosity in the Governor's mansion fell to the people of Alaska, which would be a ridiculously wasteful use of taxpayer money by Sarah "The Reformin' Hockey Barracuda" Palin. 

Then again, perhaps the time she said "thanks but no thanks" on the Bridge to Nowhere, but somehow kept the money has left her with a little extra "tanning cash..."

He's got 7 houses, she's got a TANNING BED down the hall... remember this little episode the next time you think to call Obama an elitist....

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