Saturday, 14 February 2009

Don't come near me... Please...?

We know what happens to people who cross Sarah Palin. We know what happens to the people she casts out after they served their purpose and are no longer useful to her. But there is another way of landing in trouble.

Her kindness is almost as dangerous!

A few weeks back she rang a magazine to put the record straight regarding reports that Levi was a high school dropout. No, she said, he was working his butt off parenting new baby Tripp (where's Tripp?), finishing high school through a correspondence program and working at the same time. Levi lost his job as an apprentice electrician in the North Slope because one of the requirements to qualify for that apprenticeship is a high school diploma, which, according to helpful Sarah, he didn't have.

Today it was reported that her favourite consigment store in Anchorage will start trading under a new name after being served with a cease-and-desist letter by a Los Angeles-based chain of thrift stores with the same name, Out of the Closet, which was trademarked. The owner of the Anchorage boutique, Ellen Arvold, is changing its name to Second Run.

In an interview with Fox News in October, Sarah Palin said she was a frugal shopper and her favourite shop was "a consignment shop in Anchorage, Alaska, called Out of the Closet."

Ged Kenslea, spokesman for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the owner and operator of the California Out of the Closet thrift store chain, said if it weren't for Palin, the duplicative name "wouldn't have landed on the radar."


At least the owner of the Anchorage store is getting a second run. Others were not so lucky...

Out of the Closet, now Second Run
Out of the Closet, California

Full report.