Most conservatives never put the Palin familiy on a pedestal. And speaking of sinful people, King David had his trusted lieutenant deployed to a battle he could not win (as a matter of fact, he was killed in action) so he could sleep with his wife. King David, however, spent the rest of his life repenting for his sins. I'm a Catholic, and every Advent our family builds the Jessie Tree. The Jessie Tree is intended to trace Christ's roots back in time as it highlights Christ's royal ancestory back to King David. However, it also highlights the many sins that his ancestors committed (adultery, covetedness, pride, incest, etc...). Yet, the Jessie Tree ultimately focuses on God's Redemption.