Money Talks | Main | Submit to Me, Bitch: Dan Webster Vaults Ahead of Alan Grayson
September 29, 2010

Hunting the Palins

The pressure never lets up on the Palin family. Today they're after Bristol:

A state investigator is apparently checking whether it was legal for "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Bristol Palin to be in a downtown Anchorage establishment while dancing partner Mark Ballas performed.

The question is Palin's age, 19. She could only legally be in Rumrunners Old Towne Bar and Grill last Friday if accompanied by a parent, spouse or legal guardian over 21.

Uh-oh. But wait, there is one more exception:
State law also would allow her to be there if it's been designated as a bona fide restaurant, and she was there only to eat.
A "bona fide restaurant" eh? Well, perhaps the AP could have done what I did: look up this gin joint online and see if it really is a food establishment. In the 30 seconds it takes to find and visit their website, you quickly find their dinner menu, which sounds simply outstanding.

I took the liberty of scanning the Steak portion of the menu (click to enjoy at legible size):

Rum-RunnersSteakMenuSmall.gif


Da-rool, da-rool (4:42). Between that and the Klondike Bacon Cheese Burger, I'm not only convinced that Rum Runners is a "bona fide restaurant," I'm thinking about a dedicated expedition to Anchorage to dive face first into their offerings.

The obvious virtues of the menu aside, I believe that it's clear that Bristol had the right to be in the establishment - the only question is whether she was slugging down shooters and pints while she was there. I'm doubting it, and in the absence of some other indication of a crime, going back to try to find a crime smacks of yet another anti-Palin witch hunt.

And the AP's apparent reluctance to actually spend the minute required to investigate the establishment tells me that they're fine with that.


digg this
posted by Geoff at 10:29 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Ernie K-Doe: "My Mother in Law? You serious? ..."

Acme Explosives [/i]: "Gee-Ya-Think Dept.: Former Facebook Founder Sez So ..."

rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: "Morning all ..."

votermom pimping great books!: "good morning horde! ..."

J.J. Sefton: " Anyone else around? ..."

Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i]: "Content. Oh boy...is there content. ..."

Miklos can still translate Latin, somewhat: "The troops grabbed their genitals and said "While ..."

MSTisdale: "Call it a night. JJ has the Morning Report up P ..."

NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s]: "J.J is nood? Got to get ready for work. Have a g ..."

Vic We Have No Party: "Good Morning Morons.  Early ..."

NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s]: "Truism: For every insanely hot chick out there ..."

MSTisdale: "What is the percentage of "dateable" gals out ther ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64