Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dude. Seriously?

Associated Press writes about "reports that Palin's husband, Todd, had been arrested in 1986, when he was 22, for driving under the influence of alcohol."

OK, under what standard does this qualify as "news" or a "scandal" relevant to Sarah Palin's qualifications? I got a DUI was in 1985, when I was 25, and I certainly don't consider it relevant or newsworthy to anything I'm doing now. Heck, when I was 22, I was a wild-and-crazy college kid, utterly irresponsible.

I blame the totalitarians at MADD for this idiot notion that a DUI more than two decades earlier is a permanent mark of Cain, so that even an offense by the candidate's spouse is viewed as scandalous.

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