Many readers have made this point about that amazing Palin beauty-queen photo here:
Here's an online guide to flag etiquette which Palin clearly violates. But in one of her recent calendars, she is literally draped in it like a shawl. I'm not a stickler for this kind of thing, and don't think it's that big a deal, but many are, especially Palinites. And my reader is right. If Obama had done this, it would be non-stop on Fox.