Sarah Palin’s Offensive Attempt at Humor

ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 02:  Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (L) talks with her mother Sally Heath after the vice presidential debate with Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) at the Field House of Washington University's Athletic Complex on October 2, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The highly anticipated showdown between the two vice-presidential candidates will be their only debate before the election. (Photo by Don Emmert-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sally Heath;Sarah Palin

When we were little, we loved our parents and thought they could do no wrong.  We thought Dad was smart enough to be the President of the United States, and mom was kind enough to be a saint.  As we grew older we began to realize that our parents probably weren’t perfect.  Dad wasn’t as smart as we thought, and mom wasn’t as kind as we perceived.  We loved them just the same.  We probably realized that mom was smarter than we thought and dad was kinder than we thought.  As adults we appreciate that as much as we love our parents, they probably shouldn’t be leading the country…or even leading a small remote state as Governor, or a small remote town as Mayor.  Dad might be a great science teacher, and a pretty good hunter, but he’s probably not well versed in international relations.  Mom may be great at raising children and cooking the meat dad brings home from the hunt, but she probably isn’t competent in international deplomacy.  Come to think of it she’s probably not an expert on Constitutional Law, Ecomomics, Political Science, Military Strategy, or Alternative energy.  Certainly this would describe Sarah Palin’s parents.  Her father Chuck was a science teacher, and her mother was a secretary at the school.  Her mother had a highschool education.  Sally Heath seems like a nice lady.  She seems to be comfortable with a passive relationship with her daughter, and her husband.  In no way am I intending to disparage Sally or stay at home mothers.  However, Sally doesn’t have the experience, education, and leadership skills to make her competent to run for President.  Only a child would perceive that she possessed the necessary characteristics to be the leader of the free world.  Imagine Sally Heath with control of the nuclelar codes!  Imagine Sally Heath trying to solve the crisis in Syria.  Imagine Sally Heath standing up to terrorists threatening to cut off someone’s head.

In a lame attempt at humor, Sarah Palin posted note of happy birthday to her mother on her Facebook.  Sarah said:

You’ve probably seen in the news today that it’s someone special’s birthday. So…

Happy birthday to an iconic American woman who really should be the first female President of these United States.

This heroine’s integrity, independence, patriotism, healthy vitality, Christian faith, work ethic, commitment to her husband over all these decades, mothering and grandmothering skills (including the cookie-baking!) give every young woman a role model to emulate…”

Then in a subsequent post she said:

“Oh. Sorry. Not THAT gal’s birthday. This one!

Happy Birthday, Mom! Thank you for the lessons in commitment to Faith, Family & Freedom. We love you!


Family & Freedom. We love you!

The Whole Tribe”

 Shame on you Sarah Palin!  Your mother deserves your praise and happy birthday wishes without politicizing your remarks.  Your mother deserves to be recognized for her accomplishments in life without comparing her to a woman like Hillary who is running for the Highest Office in the country.  Your mother raised four children.  Hillary raised one.  Sally and Hillary had different opportunities and experiences. Hillary has been the first lady, a Senator, the Secretary of State, and will be the President of the United States.  Sally Heath was raised in a small town and didn’t have the opportunity to go to college. She is more comfortable in a role as a follower, rather than a leader.  Neither is better.  The two are different.  By comparing her mother to Hillary, Sarah Palin attacks Hillary at the expense of her mother.
Finally, the picture Sarah posted of her mother and Donald Trump are terribly misleading.  The casual observer would think that Donald Trump had invited Sally to visit him recently while campaigning for the presidency.  This is the picture posted to Sarah’s Happy birthday message of 17 hours ago:
These are pictures from the One Nation bus tour of 2011, five years ago:
palin-trum-one-nation-bus-tourFormer Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, daughter Piper, and parents, Sally and Chuck Heath visit with Mr. Donald Trump, and wife, Melania, during a trip to New York City on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.  Mrs. Sarah Palin is taking a break from a trip through our nation's rich historical sites   National Parks.  The tour originated in Washington, DC and continues up through New England. The "One Nation Tour" is part of our new campaign to educate and energize Americans about our nation's founding principles, in order to promote the Fundamental Restoration of America.  Photo by Shealah Craighead/SarahPAC


Notice that all the people in all three photos are wearing the same clothes and hair styles are identical.  The saddest thing is that the picture of Sally in Trump’s gold emblazoned apartment with Melania makes Sally look totally out of place and painfully uncomfortable.  Sally and Melania are both wearing white, but that is where the similarities begin and end.




18 thoughts on “Sarah Palin’s Offensive Attempt at Humor

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  1. Honoring her mom on her BD is certainly a nice thing to do. Unfortunately, Sarah cannot even do that without taking a shot at Hil (cookie baking). Sarah has no class – not today, not 8 years ago and perhaps she never did.


    1. How is the cookie comment related to Hillary? Sally is a famously good cook and homemaker, not to mention outdoorwoman. Nothing in that is an attack. You need some of her sense of humor.


      1. Actually, what Hillary Clinton said in response for being attacked for “bein’ one of them thar CAREAR wimmen that hate kids and men” is that she chose to use her education and go out to work instead of staying home and baking cookies. That resonated with me because quite frankly, abandoning my education and interests to sit around the house being supported like an invalid was never my cup of tea, either.


  2. My reaction is that Palin’s insults have become puny. She has become irrelevant so her ‘material’ for striking out has become watered-down too.

    It’s been a long good-bye, but she has finally been pushed off-stage by a bigger, louder, more boorish and offensive clown than she was.


  3. Im sorry you have no sense of humor. She didn’t even say aythig bad about Hillary. She just remarked how remarkable her mom is in a humourous way.


    1. Are you being deliberately obtuse or do you really not see that the entire thing was a slam against Hillary? You are a very dull person if that is the case.


  4. Malia – You nailed it! To the troll with many names – this time Maieygoats and careyalive – if Malia has to explain her post and Sarah’s post to you, then you need to go back to school, hopefully this time you will make it through 6th grade!


  5. Malia

    I think some people don’t know how far back the cookie thing goes. And – yes Palin intentionally included that in her post.


  6. Signing off with “Tribe” further evidences Sarah’s absolute martyrdom. She repeats the trauma she knows. See Stockholm Syndrome.


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