(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.
I believe that early hominids were telling that joke in prehistoric times.
Well, we knew that Palin couldn't take a joke, now we know she can't give on either. Her Kerry joke is about as original and creative as any of her ideals are about governing.
If this is what the GOP thinks is there future, then I think they are looking in the wrong direction. Palin will send us back 50 years.
I sort of agree with "Edgar" except I would add something to his sentiment. "Go Sarah... go away."
Here's a new caption for the picture above:
"Governor Palin adds her opinion about who should lead the Republican Governor's Association...Something about the biggest set of horns".
Sarah Palin's jokes are as ill-conceived as the rest of her agenda.
She should quite her day read bad jokes off a teleprompter full time.
in an anyone but bush election kerry lost.....no matter what the punchline is john, you'll always be the joke!
Be careful Sarah. You know John Kerry–point anything at him and he will try to get another Purple Heart out of it!!
Hey Sarah – Why all the kids born out of wedlock?
So....she can dish it out but she can't take it? What a whiny piece of trash.
That was a good one.
that chick is retarded, but quite a few uneducated people seem to like her
what a comment.....I love it!!!
Why is this woman still around?
I will happily move back to Europe if people in this country are dumb enough to put her into a major leadership position. God help us if this ever happens.
LOL, that's actually pretty funny.
Sarah Palin for Senior Class President! New vending machines and pizza on Fridays!
I agree with Kerry.This governor is not smart. She has made a fool of herself and has no one to blame but herself.
non-news. headline designed to create news.
Oh, John Kerry. If only it were true . . . what a happy day that would be for Alaska (and America).
Is this really worthy of reporting? This is a prime example of the tail wagging the dog and why the media continues to be blamed for 'wagging the dog.' What is the purpose of highlighting such immature and unintellectual rhetoric? Does the nation really need to focus on this with all of the real news out there? CNN is becoming more and more of a political tabloid. Why is any one still reporting on Palin? Has she done anything worth noting since her failed 2008 run for V.P.?