Martin Bashir: Palin's Bus Tour Violates Federal Law Because It Uses the American Flag
This is beyond laughable. Yesterday on MSNBC, Martin Bashir went on a bizarre rant about how, since Sarah Palin’s bus tour uses the American flag, it’s “in breach of federal law” because you can’t use the flag to advertise…or something like that?
In fact, the whole thing could be in breach of a federal law because the United States Flag Code establishes important rules for the use and display of the stars and stripes, the flag of the United States. Under standards of respect and etiquette, it’s made clear that the flag of the United States should never be used for any advertising purpose whatsoever. Yet that’s precisely what Sarah Palin is doing. She’s using the flag of the United States for her own financial purposes. She drapes herself in the stars and stripes and makes millions of dollars in the process. This has got nothing to do with the presidency and everything to do with filling her pockets. And by raising her profile, she raises her income. It is as simple as that.
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Bashir makes about as much sense as the Tim Robbins puppet in Team America: World Police does when it tries to explain how the evil corporations rule America. . .