Sarah Palin Says McCain Claiming He Regrets Choosing Her as VP is ‘Like a Perpetual Gut-Punch’

Sarah Palin may be Sen. John McCain‘s (R-AZ) former running mate, but she was reportedly shocked to hear that’s a decision the one-time presidential contender regrets. In McCain’s new book, The Restless Wave, the senator writes that he regretted picking Palin as vice president for the 2008 election — a claim he has made before — and one Palin says she can’t believe. Hearing the admission was “like a perpetual gut-punch,” she told “I attribute a lot of what we’re hearing and reading regarding McCain’s statements to his ghostwriter or ghostwriters.” Palin, formerly the governor of Alaska, says despite talk that McCain would have done things differently back in 2008, his conversations with her suggest he felt that she was mistreated by his campaign’s leadership and the Republican establishment itself. She pushed back on claims that he has now changed his mind. “That’s not what Continue reading "Sarah Palin Says McCain Claiming He Regrets Choosing Her as VP is ‘Like a Perpetual Gut-Punch’"

Van Jones Asks Meghan McCain if Her Father Choosing Sarah Palin as Running Mate Led to Trump

Van Jones interviewed Meghan McCain on his CNN show on Saturday, and asked the View co-host if she thought her father’s selection of Sarah Palin as a running mate paved the way for Donald Trump’s presidency. “One thing your dad got criticized for is picking Sarah Palin,” Jones said. “Maybe he was ahead of his time.” “Isn’t this the party of Sarah Palin?” Jones asked. “How well do you think Sarah Palin would do in the modern Republican party?” “I still think President Trump is lightning in a bottle,” McCain responded. “I don’t think he’s going to be emulated very easily. “I think it’s a very specific man and a very specific moment,” she added. “The question of Sarah Palin — because I’ve heard it argued to me before, that she was sort of the opening of the populist movement within the Republican party — I’m mixed Continue reading "Van Jones Asks Meghan McCain if Her Father Choosing Sarah Palin as Running Mate Led to Trump"

Sarah Palin’s Son Jailed After Attacking Gun-Toting Father

Todd Palin, husband to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, had to pull a gun on his own son on Saturday, a move that did not deter 28-year-old Track Palin from breaking a window and beating his father. According to a court affidavit, Sarah Palin called authorities to complain that her son was “freaking out and was on some type of medication.” The affidavit indicated that Track said he was coming to the home, ostensibly to incite physical violence with members of the family, particularly Todd. “Track told him he was (going to) come anyway to beat his ass,” said Wasilla officer Adam LaPointe. Todd met his son at the front door, gun in hand. Track, according to the same affidavit, was not swayed by the weapon, instead breaking a nearby a window, crawling in the house and beating his father to the ground, repeatedly punching him in the Continue reading "Sarah Palin’s Son Jailed After Attacking Gun-Toting Father"

Sarah Palin Claims Her Gun Totin’ Reputation Kept Sexual Harassers Away

Sarah Palin spoke to MSNBC’s Katie Hunt today, and she said no one has ever tried sexually harassing her because anyone who might’ve wanted to knows they’d be shot if they tried. The former governor of Alaska showed up in Congress today, telling reporters she was visiting Rand Paul while the senator continues to recover from the injuries of the assault against him earlier this month. Hunt caught up with Palin during her visit, and she got her reaction to all of the recent news regarding inappropriate sexual behavior. Palin said the sexual harassment is not a partisan issue and recent developments will prompt new questions about the standard to which people will be held accountable. When asked if she ever experienced harassment in her life, Palin had this to say:
“You know, I think a whole lot of people know that, I’m probably packing. So I don’t think there’s Continue reading "Sarah Palin Claims Her Gun Totin’ Reputation Kept Sexual Harassers Away"

Tapper Claps Back After Sarah Palin Accuses Him of Misrepresenting Her Comments on Flake

During his interview with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) following Flake’s barn-burning anti-Trump speech on the Senate floor today, CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked the outgoing senator if there was any truth to the notion that President Trump broke him, citing comments made by Trump defenders. “Sarah Palin and Breitbart are saying things along the line right now that Trump broke you,” Tapper said. “What’s your response to that?” Flake laughed a bit and dismissed it. Shortly after Tapper made those remarks, Palin took to Twitter to challenge the CNN host’s comments, claiming she hadn’t said anything close to that.

NYT Posts Editor’s Note Correcting Claim About GOP Political Incitement in Giffords Shooting

new-york-times-1-1 The New York Times has put out a notice which backs away from their editorial board’s claim that there was a definite connection between Sarah Palin and the shooting of former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established.
CNN’s Oliver Darcy has also noted that the Times has revised part of the editorial. The Times editorial board released an article on Wednesday, hours after a left-leaning gunman attacked Republican congressman Steve Scalise and others at the Congressional Baseball Game in Alexandria, VA. As the Times decried political viciousness in their piece, the editorial also brought back the unfounded accusations that Continue reading "NYT Posts Editor’s Note Correcting Claim About GOP Political Incitement in Giffords Shooting"

Sarah Palin Responds to ‘Sickening’ NYT Editorial Wrongly Linking Her to Giffords Shooting

palin By now you’re probably heard about the New York Times editorial on the Alexandria shooting yesterday that unfairly linked Sarah Palin to the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. After Giffords was shot in 2011, there was some speculation that Palin’s map that “targeted” certain Democratic districts may have been to blame, but this was not the case. It turned out that the shooter had been obsessed with Giffords for years following an interaction in 2007. The New York Times editorial last night, however, said there was a “clear” “link to political incitement.” The editorial has since been corrected, but on Facebook this morning, Palin expressed her disgust:
With this sickening NYT’s editorial, the media is doing exactly what I said yesterday should not be done. Despite commenting as graciously as I could on media coverage of yesterday’s shooting, alas, today a perversely biased media’s knee-jerk blame game is Continue reading "Sarah Palin Responds to ‘Sickening’ NYT Editorial Wrongly Linking Her to Giffords Shooting"