June 26th, 2009
04:56 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin takes a shot at Kerry's face

Gov. Sarah Palin exchanged jokes with Sen. John Kerry this week.
Gov. Sarah Palin exchanged jokes with Sen. John Kerry this week.

(CNN) – She's visiting troops on a peacekeeping mission, but Sarah Palin signaled Friday she's ready to go to battle with John Kerry, who reportedly made a joke earlier this week at her expense.

The Boston Herald reported that on Wednesday, before South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's exact whereabouts were widely known, the Massachusetts senator mused to reporters the wrong elected official had dropped out of sight.

"Too bad if a governor had to go missing it couldn't have been the governor of Alaska," he said, according to the paper. "You know, Sarah Palin."

Palin herself, speaking to U.S. troops in Kosovo, responded Friday with a shot aimed straight for the face - literally.

"Then Sen. John Kerry makes this joke, I don't know if you saw this, but he makes this joke saying, 'Aw shoot, of all the governors in the nation who disappeared, too bad it couldn't have been that governor from Alaska...'" she said.

"But the way he said it, he looked quite frustrated, and he looked so sad, and I just wanted to reach out to the TV and say, 'John Kerry, why the long face?'"

Palin is overseas visiting Alaska National Guard troops on a peacekeeping mission.


Filed under: John Kerry • Sarah Palin
soundoff (254 Responses)
  1. Abby

    lol, that was Presidential. NOT! Somebody tell the woman to get different handlers. A visit to our troops is the LAST place one should give a divisive, partisan speech.

    June 26, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Edgar

    Go Sarah...

    2012!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  3. KG, Twin Cities

    Quick! Someone let Sarah know she dropped her flute!

    June 26, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  4. Jo

    Alaska is paying for her to visit her son. People why are you all so stupid. She is only going there so she can spend time with her son on the tax payers expense. John Kerry you are right, and every chance Palin get to take advantage of the system she will take it.

    June 26, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  5. sonny chapman

    Fifth, maybe Sixth Grade humor. If a pol,, Dem. or Rep., wants to crack a joke, then let's hold them to entertainment standards. Corny jokes or infantile humor is so-childish.

    June 26, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  6. David

    I love it. Kerry is the most annoying looking man in politics...

    June 26, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  7. KC

    The long face is that you're still around, still in the national spotlight.

    Here's to you being out of it....

    CHEERS!

    June 26, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Whatever you think about Sarah, the "long face" line is FUNNY!

    June 26, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. Rick from Murfreesboro, TN

    Way to go John, you hit the nail right on the head.

    June 26, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  10. Jeff

    Good, our troops could use some USO entertainment. Has Palin been working on some skits with Tina Fey? Now THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT.

    June 26, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  11. Liberty

    okay I agree John Kerry has a long face and if Palin would stop whining every time someone made a joke about her she would not get so many critics when she makes jokes but I don't agree this is funny. That's got to be the worst wind up for a bad joke ever. Palin should drop the comedy routine and stick to inciting the 20% of Republicans that are left.

    June 26, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  12. JC

    I dont think it was a joke. More like wishful thinking.

    June 26, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  13. Pround Democrat

    I hate Sarah Palin, but I admit that it was a good comeback line on an easy target ...lol!

    June 26, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    Haha...actually kinda funny...

    as long as they keep it light, shouldn't be any reason they can't rib each other like this

    June 26, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  15. TangledThorns

    Haha, you go Sarah! Kerry is a loser on so many levels.

    June 26, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  16. Johnson

    I don't get it..politicians shouldn't try to be funny.

    June 26, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  17. 25 year old independent, get a clue, it's time to rise above the childish ways

    Why are all these politicians acting like children instead of doing the jobs they were elected to do. What frustrates me is that "we the people" allow this to continue since there is no way to reduce their term limits or even give them term limits for positions that have none. These people get elected year after year and become inceasingly out of touch with their demographic and then "we the people" get distacted and buy into the whole two party "i'm for one side your for the other" crap that they stratigically do to fire us up, and then we forget that this is not about a side it's about whats right for us as a country. That is why these people were originally elected when we were a new nation, not to break records for who's been in a seat longer or "we've never had a minority in this postion "to represent us" before so i hguess it's time . WE AS AMERICANS HAVE THIS ALL WRONG AND IT'S TO LATE TO FIX THIS!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  18. patNY

    This was not a smart thing for Kerry to say...

    June 26, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  19. Laverne

    Kerry probably should have not made that statement, but this woman does not stand a chance of being POTUS. She may have the support of the base, but the average American in their right mind would NEVER vote for Sarah Palin, not in Nov. 2008 or EVER!

    June 26, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  20. changing my screen name to see if it helps getting my comments posted

    I'm no John Kerry fan and the idea of Sarah Palin becoming President scares the crap out of me. But I have to admit those were both pretty funny jokes.

    June 26, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  21. Independent

    Oh please, CHILDREN, each go for a time out in opposite ocrners...I'm getting so sick and tired of this.....

    I TRUELY think there is more IMPORTANT NEWS than this...

    June 26, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  22. JonDie

    "Palin is overseas visiting Alaska National Guard troops on a peacekeeping mission."

    Wrong again, CNN. Palin is running to president in 2012.

    By the way, I notice that when the supposedly "liberal" media runs the pictures of all the recent presidents and presidential contenders who are adulterers, you folks mysteriously leave out the pictures of presidential contenders Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giulani.

    I can see leaving Giulani out, he never had a chance. But where is Gingrich's face when the media paraded out all the "promise breakers?"

    June 26, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  23. B

    even her jokes are scripted. nice.

    June 26, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  24. Robert

    If someone had made a joke about her face, she would call it sexist.

    June 26, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  25. mike,texas

    Palin is a Win,Win,Win,Win. The Republicans love her.The media gets great ratings from her.The Democrats can't lose to her.And the people get great entertainment from her.All four should pitch in and keep her around.Wink Wink

    June 26, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
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