Damn, my broadband died on me last night and I am just getting up to speed on the latest events. What. A. Bitch.
Courtesy of Salon:
Acknowledging that “it’s kind of the elephant in the room” during a rambling speechat a Donald Trump rally this week, Sarah Palin proceeded to imply that her son Track’s violent behavior and subsequent arrest for a domestic dispute this week was caused by PTSD, somehow also managing to deflect blame to President Obama:
When my own son is going through what he goes though coming back, I can certainly relate to other families who feel these ramifications of PTSD… our soldiers do return with. And it makes me realize more than ever it is now or never for the sake of America’s finest that we have a commander-in-chief who will respect them. They have to question if they’re respected anymore. It starts from the top. The question, though, that comes from our own president where they have to look at him and wonder, ‘Do you know what we go through? Do you know what we’re trying to do to secure America?
Asked about Palin’s comments during Thursday’s briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest did not say if the president had seen Palin’s comments but did criticize what he called “the reaction by some … to make light of some of the rhetoric that we see on the campaign trail, particularly from governor Palin.”
“But the fact is domestic violence is not a joke,” Earnest added. “Gun violence is not a joke. Problems with addiction are not a joke.”
I would not like to be Track Palin facing the wrath of his mother on her return. The White House finally (sorta) acknowledged her, and it is for all the wrong reasons.
I’ve managed to see Morning Joe and the comments about her raising money, and also the brilliant Colbert skit. The comments on her FB page are pretty bad.
I’m off to have another look around the toobs to see what I have missed.