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New Palin Scandal: She installed a tanning bed in the governor’s mansion!

posted by Susan Johnson

Shocking! Though, it turns out she paid for it with her own money. But that hasn’t stopped the criticism:

The news of Palin’s luxurious purchase — beds can cost as much as $35,000 — presents a sharp contrast to the blue-collar persona she projects on the campaign trail.

Um…not quite. My cousin has a tanning bed and she’s a factory worker. You can get one for a lot less than $35,000.
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Rob

posted September 15, 2008 at 11:23 pm


Another non-issue–and judging from her pallor, she must not use it very much.



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anonymous reincarnate

posted September 16, 2008 at 12:57 am


let me explain the english language to you, “beds can cost as much as” means that yes, they can be found cheaper, but this is marking a high-water mark. i quickly found one for $17,999.00. that’s about 1/2 the price listed, so i have no reason to doubt that the $35K is realistic. if it were instead to say “beds can cost as little as $2″ doesn’t mean that you should expect to pay no more than that. duh.



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yelladawgNC

posted September 16, 2008 at 1:47 am


Pretty luxe to have one’s very own tanning bed, I’d say.
But Rob is right, it’s a non-issue. (Even if it does undermine her “woman of the people” image.) I’ll bet McCain was glad to have it raised as a distraction on a day when the Dow Jones plummeted 700 points and banks went bust and he insisted:
“The fundamentals of the economy are strong.”
Shades of Herbert Hoover.
One of the few people who knows even less about the economy than McBush is Palin. (She thought Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were supported by taxpayers–and that was before the feds bailed them out. You can’t cram for the presidency or the vice-presidency the way she did for her interview.) Neither one of them have any business anywhere within shouting distance of the White House–unless we want to go over the cliff into a depression.



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yelladawgNC

posted September 16, 2008 at 2:33 am


“Evangelicals and social conservatives have embraced McCain’s vice presidential pick for what they call her 1pro-family,’ `pro-woman’ values. But in Alaska, critics say Gov. Sarah Palin has not addressed the rampant sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and murder that make her state one of the most dangerous places in the country for women and children.
“Critics say Gov. Sarah Palin . . . has not addressed the rampant sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and murder that make her state one of the most dangerous places in the country for women and children.
“Alaska leads the nation in reported forcible rapes per capita, according to the FBI, with a rate two and a half times the national average – a ranking it has held for many years. Children are no safer: Public safety experts believe that the prevalence of rape and sexual assault of minors in Alaska makes the state’s record one of the worst in the U.S. And while solid statistics on domestic violence are hard to come by, most – including Gov. Palin – agree it is an `epidemic.'”
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5804581&page=1
And as Mayor she supported the instituting of a rule requiring woman who were victims of rape to pay for their own hospital exams and rape kits.
Meanwhile, McCain’s campaign creeps used Obama’s effort to educate children and young people about “inappropriate touching” and sexual predators to smear him.



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yelladawgNC

posted September 16, 2008 at 2:43 am


“After taking office in 1996, [Palin] allowed the town’s police department to begin charging rape victims for the forensic work done in their cases. She signed off on the budget that detailed the new police policy — a directive instituted by her hand-picked police chief after she fired his predecessor. The unexplained reversal in Wasilla’s procedure dictated that rape victims, unlike the victims of other crimes, now would have to pay for the investigative work done at the crime scene.
“In a rape case, of course, the crime scene is the woman’s body.
“When Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla, the town suddenly started charging rape victims between $300 and $1200 to have the rapist’s DNA and other forensic evidence taken, tested, cataloged and investigated.
“That meant that women who came to local police for help after being battered, brutalized and victimized, faced one more violation. These women had to pay for the privilege of having their cases treated as crimes.
“Palin’s then-police chief Charlie Fannon defended this policy with the explanation that he wanted to save taxpayers’ money. He said the raped women’s insurance policies were billed — when possible. In those cases, the women only had to pay the deductible. Of course, this being America, many women were uninsured, unprotected from both their attackers and the big bills.
“Gee, thanks, guys.
“Oddly enough, Fannon did not make the same kind of choice in other criminal cases. He did not make people injured by hit-and-run drivers or mugging victims or the families of murdered men and women cough up money to investigate their cases or collect evidence to catch their attackers.
“It only happened in rape cases.
“Hmmm.
“Now, why would that be?
“There is one terrible possibility: that this happened because somebody in charge in Wasilla — either the police chief or the Mayor or both — hails from the craziest corner of the pro-life community, the people who believe that birth control is abortion.
“These people oppose paying for forensic work in rape cases because as part of that process — as a final step in a humiliating and dehumanizing procedure — a woman is typically asked if she would like a `morning after’ pill, a medication that will prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the lining of her uterus. The treatment is believed to be about 80% effective in preventing pregnancy.
“Sarah Palin has not deigned to take questions from the unwashed masses in the media, but if she ever does, this might be a good place to begin.
“Does she believe that giving a rape victim a `morning after’ pill is committing murder? Does Palin believe that the taxpayers shouldn’t pay for this or that police shouldn’t offer this as a matter of course? Does she really believe that a woman should have to bear the child of her rapist?
We already know that’s what she would want for her daughter.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-mapes/palins-fetal-position_b_126670.html



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Michele McGinty

posted September 16, 2008 at 9:16 am


“let me explain the english language to you,”
Thanks for your help, maybe you might want to offer that expertise to the Obama campaign. He seems to need a little help.



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Michele McGinty

posted September 16, 2008 at 9:26 am


“Even if it does undermine her “woman of the people” image”
As I stated, even factory workers can afford them. How much more “of the people” can you get? It’s not an elitist item.



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Michele McGinty

posted September 16, 2008 at 9:30 am


“One of the few people who knows even less about the economy than McBush is Palin.”
Um…no, that would be Obama.



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yelladawgNC

posted September 16, 2008 at 10:31 am


Oh, right. Let’s compare their tax policies side by side, shall we?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/06/09/ST2008060900950.html



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yelladawgNC

posted September 17, 2008 at 10:41 am


About that tanning bed, again: the L.A. Times has pointed out that when palin declared May 2007 Skin Cancer Awareness Month in Alaska, the press release explained that skin cancer was caused by “the sun and from tanning beds.”
Way to promote public health, Governor. Great example you’re providing.



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Tanning bed

posted September 18, 2008 at 7:58 am


Tanning beds are politically incorrect,not because using them increases your carbon footprint but because
having a suntan at all is now politically incorrect.first a suntan
and then a cigarette and then even a bottle of wine. No. This won’t do.
Having a suntan means you are obsessed by vanity, don’t care
about what medical costs may burden the system if you get a melanoma,
and shows you just don’t care about the third world.
http://www.tanningbed-free.info



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