Sarah Palin had a tanning bed installed in the Governor’s mansion. A TANNING BED. The Vice Presidential pick for a man who has battled the most deadly form of skin cancer multiple times is so clueless and unconcerned about her health that she installed a tanning bed in her home. Nice message to your daughters, Sarah.
Now, before you go saying she needed Vitamin D, tanning beds mostly emit UVA rays (and it’s UVB rays that bring on Vitamin D). And before you say she needs it for Seasonal Affective Disorder up there in the nether regions, most people agree the feeling of euphoria is more from being all warm and cozy, not from any actual light therapy that tanning beds give you. Try a sweater, Sarah. And some Paxil.
(May I remind you all that I do skin cancer prevention for a living?)
And better yet, she may have bent the rules to get her pre-cancerous skin. Her peeps say she paid for it out of her own pocket, because as we all know, government employees can’t accept anything over $150 as a gift. Apparently she bought it secondhand from a tanning salon. But if she even got a discount higher than $150 on that bed, guess what!? Ethics violation! From that maverick reformer? No way!
And guess what! No one can seem to find the receipt! I can totally see that. Personally, I *always* throw out my receipts on items I’ve purchased that are the same value as a car. What, don’t you?
Have fun selling that one on Ebay.