Sarah Palin

Palin Admits to Being ‘Duped’ by Comedian

“British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has a mysterious new show about America on Showtime, and it’s sure to fit in fit in nicely with the current political climate by trolling politicians who hit their apex years ago,” The Week reports.

Sarah Palin revealed in a Facebook post, that like former Vice President Dick Cheney, she had been “duped” by Cohen: “I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian.'”

Quote of the Day

“Oh yes, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I woulda pushed back harder on some of those who were trying to mold me into something that I was not during the campaign. I would’ve pushed back and gotten more truth out there, but heck yeah.”

— Sarah Palin, quoted by TPM, on whether she would run for office again.

Palin’s Son Arrested for Burglary and Assault

“Track Palin, the eldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), was in jail on Sunday facing assault and burglary charges,” the Alaska Dispatch News reports.

“Track Palin appeared in state court in Palmer earlier in the day on a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief charges, court records showed. The records indicated all the charges involved domestic violence.”

“His legal troubles have prompted his mother in the past to question the support available for military veterans like him who may be suffering from post-traumatic stress.”

Sarah Palin Sues the New York Times

Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for defamation over a recent editorial tying one of her political action committee ads to a 2011 mass shooting that severely wounded Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) and killed six people, the New York Post reports.

The paper said Palin incited th​​e shooting, which left Gifford​s​ with a severe brain injury, through an ad from her PAC that put “Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs.”

The Times later issued a correction.

Palin Slams GOP Health Care Bill

In an interview with Breitbart, Sarah Palin slammed House Republicans’ healthcare proposal, predicting that President Trump “will step in an fix it.”

Palin began her interview dubbing the bill “RINO-care” and saying it still had aspects of “socialism” about it.

Said Palin: “Remember this is government-controlled healthcare, the system that requires enrollment in an unaffordable, unsustainable, unwanted, unconstitutional continuation of government-run medicine, and even in this new quasi-reformed proposal, there is still an aspect of socialism,” said Palin, a Trump ally. That’s the whole premise here.”

Where Is Sarah Palin?

USA Today: “As the Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off just outside of Washington this week, there was one name noticeably missing from the roster of speakers: Sarah Palin.”

“The former Alaska governor used to be a rock star at the annual conservative gathering. But this year she wasn’t invited to CPAC.”

Palin Shuts Down Her PAC

Sarah Palin has officially shut down Sarah PAC as of the end of 2016, the Washington Post reports.

“What the closure of Palin’s PAC — and the remarkably small amount of spending on actual candidates for office — makes clear is that a) her time as a national leader for Republicans is over and b) Palin’s prime interest was never really anything other than promoting her own political brand.”

Palin Blasts Trump Over Deal to Save Indiana Jobs

Sarah Palin called Donald Trump’s deal to save roughly 1,000 jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana “crony capitalism.”

Wrote Palin: “When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent.”

She added: “Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail.”

Trump Considers Palin for Veteran’s Affairs

Donald Trump is considering tapping Sarah Palin as his secretary of Veterans Affairs, Politico reports.

“Palin was an early endorser of Trump, throwing her support to him before the Iowa caucuses, making her one of his highest profile backers at the time… Palin, who, like Trump, has been a lightning rod for liberal criticism, campaigned for Trump through the campaign’s final days, including in Michigan.”

Palin Stands By Trump on Immigration

Sarah Palin said she’s not worried that Donald Trump has gone soft on immigration, saying the GOP nominee “didn’t garner a lot of enthusiastic support by being soft on anything,” Politico reports.

Said Palin: “Donald Trump understands that enforcing the laws and building a wall are paramount to what the will of the people is. Thank God he’s still preaching that, because if he were not, then there would be a huge erosion of support.”

Trump Explains Palin’s Absence from GOP Convention

Sarah Palin isn’t included in the official list of speakers for the Republican National Convention next week, and Donald Trump suggested to the Washington Examiner that her absence is because she lives too far from the venue.

Said Trump: “She was asked. It’s a little bit difficult because of where she is. We love Sarah. Little bit difficult because of, you know, it’s a long ways away.”