Never mind the false scandals. Here is a real one. According to the Norwich Evening News...
Historians have today claimed that presidential race hopeful Sarah Palin has family links to Norwich.
The vice-presidential candidate's great, great, great, great, great grandfather Robert Gower was baptised in our fine city back in 1723, according to researchers.
I mean, how great is that!
But Norfolk won't be voting for her.
Dr Ian Gibson, Labour MP for Norwich North today expressed surprise at the news. He added: “She has certainly set the cat among the pigeons in the US, but some of her views are really rather extreme and thankfully would not, I think, be the Norfolk way of thinking.”
Dr Gibson, a stout Scot, certainly knows his Norfolk. No one here holds extreme views and cats who show a keen awareness of which side their bread is buttered never even think of encroaching on pigeon territory.
There is a local saying applied to cases of obvious inbreeding: Normal for Norfolk. I am sure there'd be a welcome in the Norfolk hillsides for Sarah.
ps. Why is Nikita Khruschev standing behind Palin. He was not that kind of Republican.
*By the way, this is Oliver's link (see comments). Ach, might as well embed and save you the trouble.