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Sarah Palin Disrespected The American Flag In Tucson Response Video
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1546476:MV8xMzM4MDIzXzI3MDE4OTk5XzQ4RUQzM0NF] This isnít the first time Palin has run afoul of the U.S. Flag Code. She caused a mini-uproar last fall when she casually autographed a supporterís American flag at a Tea Party rally. And of course there was the photo from Palinís spread in Runnerís World, which had her leaning on a flag draped over a stool. Will any of these flag infractions matter to Palinís fans? Of course not. But maybe, just maybe, during the next campaign we could all be spared the ridiculous debates over doctored photos of Democrats putting the ďwrongĒ hand over their heart while saluting the flag or uproar over whether Obama should wear a flag pin wherever he goes. Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2011/01/24/did-sarah-palin-disrespect-the-stars-and-stripes/#ixzz1XnoBZ12O I remember seeing GW Bush autographing those little flags at some event. And after 91/11 the Pentagon hung a huge American flag over the damaged area - backwards. :vendetta: :hunter: [/quote]
link to swampland.blogs.time.com
Swampland alum KT pointed out to a few of us this weekend something we'd missed in the already much-discussed Sarah Palin video that followed the Tucson shooting: the American flag placed behind Palin to add a presidential air to the recording is on the wrong side.
Big deal, you say? Actually, yeah. The U.S. Flag code was passed by Congress nearly 70 years ago to provide exact rules for the use and display of the Stars and Stripes. One of the many rules dictates the positioning of the flag relative to a speaker:
When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the flag of the United States of America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman's or speaker's right as he faces the audience.
Google any politician's official portrait and you'll see that the flag is always to their right. I did this with Sarah Palin and was amused to find that even SNL's famous Tina Fey skits have the flag on the right side of "Palin's" podium.
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