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Wacko Diva Palin and her Turkey Slaughter Video

This woman is a walking train wreck. Keep an eye on the guy over Palin's shoulder.

RawStory:

In 1963, President Kennedy decided to let the White House turkey live instead of making dinner of it. George Bush Sr. was the first president since to pardon a seasonal fowl, in the waning months of 1993, and his son followed suit through his presidency.

Now Alaska Governor and failed Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has mimed presidential tradition, but her effort at winged mercy was 'cut' short. As she staged an impromptu press conference after pardoning one lucky bird, a worker at the Triple D Farm and Hatchery in Wasilla sliced a turkey's neck, bled it out and twisted its head off behind the governor, directly in the camera's line of fire.

A reporter asked Palin if she was okay with the backdrop. The Alaskan Governor answered, "no worries." As the bird's head was removed, the man looked over his shoulder at the governor and reporters and flashed a toothy grin.

And then the Wasilla Hillbilly Queen set her inner Barbie free, and went off script and spontaneous:

"I was happy to be invited to participate in, in this, and, uh, and, you know, for one, you need a little bit of levity in this job, especially with a, uh, so much that has gone on in the last couple of months that has been so, um, political, ah, obviously, that it's nice to get out and, and do something to promote a local business and, and to uh, just participate in something that isn't so, um, heavy-handed politics that, uh, invites criticism," said the governor in what appeared to be a single sentence.

Looks like we'll have a Sarah Palin Turkey skit from the folks at SNL any day now. Hopefully they'll do a re-enactment of the video above, and we can compare them side-by-side.

Update: A conservative PAC thanks Sarah Palin for her inspiring efforts in behalf of good old conservative family values:

You can tell the conservatives have learned their lessons from the election loss -- they have a person of color in their ad! Gee, did they reform quickly or what!?!? lol...


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Comments (13)

Ryan:

oh Lee, c'mon. We all know that turkeys have to somehow be KILLED to end up on a platter at our Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, seriously, please stop reporting on her and just let this awful woman fade back into obscurity in the Great White North.

DaveD:

This is really a coincidence. I have learned that President-elect Obama is doing a voice over for an educational video on partial birth abortions.

mundane68:

Oh suuuuure Ryan..

Next thing you will be telling me is that my boneless skinless, free range chicken parts didn't come off of a chicken who died of natura causes...

mundane68:

"natural" causes...natural

Lee:

We all know that turkeys have to somehow be KILLED to end up on a platter at our Thanksgiving dinner.

Yes, but does the Governor of Alaska have to show every school-aged boy and girl in Alaska exactly what happens before the turkey gets to the table?

She's a train wreck -- it must be Karma, or "God's Will," that Sarah Palin become the political laughingstock of the world's most powerful nation.

We lost a Chimp and gained a Wacko Diva.


steve:

So now Palin is responsible for the camera angle? This is obviously an intentional decision on the part of the reporter and/or cameraman. No cameraman would accidentally allow such a distracting scene in the background. Seems to me Palin's main failing here is in naively trusting the media.

James Deising:

Every boy and girl should know how the Thanksgiving turkey gets to the table. The libs don't aggree with it, but it's alright for schools to take your children on school trips to gay weddings, indoctrinate kids on socialism and lie to them about the true first Thanksgiving.

Get a real life!

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

"So now Palin is responsible for the camera angle?"

Yes.

A reporter asked Palin if she was okay with the backdrop. The Alaskan Governor answered, "no worries."

Yes, she is responsible for the camera angle.

I don't think she made the conscious decision to have a turkey slaughtered behind her, but then there are a lot of unconscious, not thought-through actions we've seen from Palin.

Her $150,000 romp through fashion alley in New York was about as stupid as one can get -- and the fact that she lied and said she was back in her 'Alaskan consignment-shop clothes' on the very day she was still taking delivery of new designer duds also demonstrates that she's not very bright, and is reacting without thinking it through.

"Seems to me Palin's main failing here is in naively trusting the media."

Yes, never take responsibility for your blunders - blame it on the media instead. That seems to be Palin's mantra also - si it comes as no surprise to hear her defenders echo that call.

McCain didn't push that excuse, but Palin did heavily - what a 'victim" mentality that demonstrates...

"Every boy and girl should know how the Thanksgiving turkey gets to the table."

So it was a conscious decision on her part to intentionally demonstrate what happens to the Turkey? lol... I thought the regurgitated Republican talking point was that it was the eeevil media's doing...?

GG:

I'm WAY left of center, but frankly I think that this liberal outrage plays into the narrative that liberals are city-dwelling elites who don't have a very good handle on the gritty details of reality.

Rural folk know where meat comes from. Unless you are a vegetarian (and no, right-wing nut job, there is nothing unholy about being a vegetarian), you should be totally familiar with the details of slaughter.

Lee Ward:

There's isn't an' 'liberal outrage' that I'm aware of, and certainly no 'outrage' on my part -- that's just the spin the red neck rubes are placing on efforts to highlight Palin's stupidity of standing in front of a turkey slaughter to answer press questions.

Palin is undeniably a public relations train wreck, in addition to consummate liar - but I guess if you do stupid things all your life you become accustomed to telling lies to cover your stupidity.

If you asked Palin today if she intended to stand in front of a turkey beheading and bleed out she'd say "of course not" - even though the camera operator asked if the background behind her was ok with her and she said "no worries"....

Being a red necked rube like Palin means never having any worries - you just blame it on someone else if your decision is a bad one. It was those damn liberal media elitists' fault.. lol...

yogachick:

I'm a vegan and I want to thank Palin for shedding a light on common slaughter practices. In doing so, she has probably created a lot more vegetarians and saved many animals from unnecessary torture and death. (even though her intent was the exact opposite)

I am hopeful because thanks to the internet these types of videos are finally hitting the mainstream. I believe that the internet will speed up the evolution of humans in that as more and more people are made aware of the suffering of animals as a result of meat consumption, more people will become vegetarian and we will have a more humane and compassionate society.
This video strongly confirms for me why I am so happy that there will not be a turkey carcass on my Thanksgiving table this year.

Although I did not vote for Palin, I am sure that if she realized the dynamics of how this video looks and could be interpreted, she would have refused such a backdrop. In her life, such things are normal. In Alaska, folks are more aware of living from the land and hunting is a way of life. Hey, I know that chickens aren't born shrink-wrapped. It is a matter of what we are used to.

There are many folks who can't stand to eat a fish with it head attached because it looks like a fish. Many Americans have no clue and don't want to know where their food comes from and really don't want it to look anything like the thing that they are eating. Some might call it not wanting to be responsible for the kill. This is quite different from the way it was even 50 years ago where it was commonplace to see animals hanging in butcher shop windows before they are completely prepared for their buyers. Or where one can actually pick out their fowl while it was still alive and have it butchered on the spot. Some of those places still exist.

Now that the election is over, maybe we can be a little more acceptable of folk's foibles and ways and give room for that they believe in. It doesn't mean that we have to agree, be before we judge, we should walk in their shoes. Yes, I know that folks will reply, "Oh, we should accept this and over look that?" No, I am saying to get their point of view before judging them as useless. All kinds of people make a world.

Lee:

"Although I did not vote for Palin, I am sure that if she realized the dynamics of how this video looks and could be interpreted, she would have refused such a backdrop."

She made a poor choice - and as someone who is seeking the presidency, her poor choices are fair game for criticism.

"Now that the election is over, maybe we can be a little more acceptable of folk's foibles and ways and give room for that they believe in."

While the election is over, Palin's candidacy for 2012 is underway. Criticism, in my view, is fair given that she continues to seek the presidency.


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