Sarah Palin Defends Son Standing On The Dog By- You Guessed It- Blaming Obama!
Sarah Palin is at it again. Recently, she posted a picture of her son Trig standing on his therapy dog to get to the counter-top more easily. She got some serious backlash from PETA and the general public and took to Facebook over the weekend with her rebuttal. Of course, racist comments about President Obama were included along with more “well, they did something wrong so I can do something wrong too!” logic. I am amazed at how much her reasoning resembles that of my young children when I am upset with them for misbehaving. Then again, I’m not. Here’s the photo in question:
(via Sarah Palin’s Facebook page)
From Palin’s rebuttal onÂ Facebook:
Chill. At least Trig didnâ€™t eat the dog.
Hey, by the way, remember your â€œWoman of the Yearâ€, Ellen DeGeneres? Did you get all wee-weeâ€™d up when she posted this sweet picture?http://conservatives4palin.com/â€¦/peta-woman-year-posts-photâ€¦Hypocritical, much?
Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?
Sigh. Oh, Sarah. First of all, maybe PETA didn’t attack Ellen DeGeneres for the photo she posted but the general public certainly did. Maybe it is political that PETA attacked her and not Ellen….or maybe PETA didn’t attack Ellen because it was not her dog or a child she even knew and admonishing her simply for sharing it would have been odd. Likewise, what should they have done to Obama as he was a child when he ate dog meat? In a country where eating dog meat is culturally acceptable, I might add. And by the way, he called “tough” but never said he enjoyed. Should PETA go after every public figure that eats meat? And what does that have to do with Palin’s photo in the first place? How totally ridiculous. And hey, at least Trig didn’t shoot the dog from a helicopter, right Sarah? Christ.
Do kids do these things? Sure. They are kids, they don’t know any better. Who’s job is it to teach them that it’s wrong? Oh yeah, grown-ups. Instead of taking to Facebook with her delusional screed, maybe Palin should have closed the laptop and hung out with her son so she could show him why he shouldn’t be using the dog as a step ladder. My kids have been known to be a little goofy with our dog (mainly, trying to dress him up- he’s only 20 lbs. so no one tries to ride on him) and we just talk to them about why they need to back off. It’s pretty simple. Although it is also simple to try to deflect from your own stupid actions by screeching loudly and pointing fingers about things that have nothing to do with the situation. In Palin’s world, that is always a viable solution.
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