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. Austin, Texas

    I believe that early hominids were telling that joke in prehistoric times.

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  2. steve in AK

    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."

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  3. No Ones Home Boy

    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".

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  4. Jon

    Sarah Palin's jokes are as ill-conceived as the rest of her agenda.

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  5. Matt

    She should quite her day read bad jokes off a teleprompter full time.

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  6. ronnie

    in an anyone but bush election kerry lost.....no matter what the punchline is john, you'll always be the joke!

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  7. Ann

    Be careful Sarah. You know John Kerry–point anything at him and he will try to get another Purple Heart out of it!!

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. Bearsd

    Hey Sarah – Why all the kids born out of wedlock?

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  9. Elle

    So....she can dish it out but she can't take it? What a whiny piece of trash.

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  10. Don

    That was a good one.

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  11. jc

    that chick is retarded, but quite a few uneducated people seem to like her

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  12. Cheryl

    what a comment.....I love it!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  13. Confused

    Why is this woman still around?

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  14. Vet for Obama

    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.

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  15. Lapsed Pastafarian

    LOL, that's actually pretty funny.

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  16. Phred

    Go away!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  17. Jed

    Sarah Palin for Senior Class President! New vending machines and pizza on Fridays!

    June 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  18. Ruty

    I agree with Kerry.This governor is not smart. She has made a fool of herself and has no one to blame but herself.

    June 26, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  19. slow day

    non-news. headline designed to create news.

    June 26, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  20. Charles Owens

    Sarah. Go.........

    AWAY

    June 26, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  21. Tallulah in Alaska

    Oh, John Kerry. If only it were true . . . what a happy day that would be for Alaska (and America).

    June 26, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  22. Tim

    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.?

    June 26, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
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