Friday, October 8, 2010

Nachogate: Investigators say Bristol Palin did not violate the law

When Bristol Palin's "Dancing with the Stars" partner Mark Ballas took the stage at Rumrunners Old Towne Bar and Grill in Anchorage, it probably never occurred to her that just being there in the audience to listen to Ballas play his music would become an issue.

But her Mother's political enemies are always on the lookout for opportunities, no matter how trivial the matter, to fabricate a faux controversy to try to drive Sarah Palin's poll numbers down. And so they filed a number of complaints with Alaska's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board alleging that 19-year old Bristol broke the law merely by being present in an establishment that serves alcoholic beverages.

As usual, the baseless complaints were propagandized first on leftist websites and picked up by by a national media which doesn't even bother to check out the stories that come from their blogging fellow travelers. And also as usual, after an investigation, the controlling authority, in this case the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, found that the complaints were without merit:
Law permits those under 21 to be inside such establishments if they're accompanied by a parent, spouse or legal guardian over age 21 and are there to eat.

Board Director Shirley Gifford says Palin was with an older guardian, drinking only water and eating nachos and chicken strips. She says there was nothing to indicate any law was broken.
Bristol, and the other Palin offspring, had better be careful to only cross the streets within the borders of painted crosswalks, lest the PDS-afflicted run to the police and demand that they be charged with jaywalking. It seems that they would also be advised to check their pillows and make sure that no tags have been removed. That's a federal crime, you know.

- JP

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