I have tried to refrain from doing a post about the Palin family’s drunken brawl of last week (though I did mention how it was ignored when Palin subsequently appeared on the Hannity show). However, the latest, family-approved version of events struck me as crying out for a mention that not a drop of personal responsibility can be seen from anyone in the family.
On Saturday, Real Clear Politics reported that it had spoken with “a source close to the Palin family, who wanted to provide their version of the events in question.”
Apparently, the Palins’ “version of events in question” was all about saying, “It’s their fault!”:
According to previously published eyewitness reports, the fracas began when Track Palin, the former governor’s adult son, confronted a former boyfriend of his 20-year-old sister, Willow.
But according to the Palin family’s version of events, the instigator was actually the former boyfriend.
The initial tussle occurred, the source said, after the young man in question “tried to get in” to the Hummer limousine after he’d engaged in some unspecified “questionable behavior.”
The report goes on to say that four men “piled on” Track Palin – without noting why or what had happened to precipitate the pile on. Then father Todd Palin reportedly got involved and was left bleeding. No details were given about what, exactly, Todd’s involvement was.
And yet we got lots of details about the report that Sarah Palin apparently yelled, “Don’t you know who I am?”
On the previous night, she had been in Houston to speak at a fundraiser benefiting the Mighty Oaks Warrior Foundation, which helps wounded veterans. That event apparently was fresh on Palin’s mind when she engaged in the tumult on Saturday night.
According to the source, as her husband and son were trading blows with their adversaries, Palin was yelling (in reference to her son), “Don’t you know who he is? He’s a vet!”
I don’t know about you but I find it a tad unbelievable that vets were so much on her mind from the night before that she would think that announcing that her son is a vet would stop a fight. On the other hand, I find it far more plausible that she would yell out that she is too important to have her family smacked around.
Regardless, the classy, grown up thing for a former governor, former mayor and former vice presidential candidate to respond would be to issue a statement expressing remorse for a situation that got out of hand, or something like that. The fact that Palin is hiding behind an anonymous spokesperson giving sketchy, selective details designed to put the blame elsewhere makes her look even worse.
But it’s no surprise.
Edited for brevity/applicability in any situation
Yes, we certainly do.
WARNING: What has been heard can not be unheard…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhMepzqJvIw
They sure do know how to party!
“Princess Sarah of Alaska and her family are fair game.”
AMEN TO THAT Antoinette. Just FYI, I usually call her “Princess Moose-alini”
“I don’t know about you but I find it a tad unbelievable that vets were so much on her mind from the night before that she would think that announcing that her son is a vet would stop a fight.”
AMEN TO THAT — and how much do you want to bet that, during his “service” in Iraq, Track Palin was probably NEVER, EVER PUT INSIDE A COMBAT ZONE? In my honest opinion, it’s VERY LIKELY he was probably STUFFING HIS FACE with bon-bons, pizza and other VERY FATTENING FOODS at his cushy desk job inside the fortified green zone!
She is a weak woman and a bad mother who has lost control of her brood. Her children are a mess, and she is a mess. We hope one of her children’s writes a tell-all book on their failure of a mother.