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. Free and Thinking in Las Vegas

    Ha. Ha. ho. ho. You see? Sarah Palin can be really, really funny and so, so witty. That's one of those jokes that really sophisticated need to sit down for some serious discussion to to even touch its core for meaning, but at the same time have a knee slapping good time. Gosh dang, she is funny.

    June 26, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  2. A Rob

    Gov Sarah Palin please....please exit left and leave the stage. Partisanship and religious divide will never equate to being a Presidential contender.

    June 26, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. Mary Lou Hamm

    she is well versed in the rethug talking points, sounds like a lame el rushbo joke, she will never be president or vp, keep this up and she wont even get a reality show on CMT

    June 26, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  4. Laura, Boston MA

    As a resident of MA I sometimes wonder which citizens keep electing John Kerry and why.

    That was a stupid remark for him to make about any human being. What if something had seriously gone wrong and say the governor had been abducted and/or killed? To wish that on another person shows him for what he is. He has children doesn't he realize that her children hear the remarks on the 24 news stations as well. How do you think they feel hearing a United State Senator say too bad it couldn't be the governor of Alaska who is missing.

    I will keep Kennedy for as long as I can but I hope the democratic party will come up with some competition for Kerry next time he runs.

    June 26, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. Eileen

    Kerry is just speaking for the millions of us that feel the same way.

    Thanks Mr. Kerry!

    June 26, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  6. Charlene

    It is amazing how the democrats are so afraid of Sarah, that they have to attack, attack, attack. It only makes them look small minded.

    June 26, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  7. Moonbeam

    Meet Sarah Palin, professional victim!

    It is not for here to ignore, to rise above it, to focus on important...., oh, wait, perhaps being perpetually offended is most important thing for Gov. Palin?!

    June 26, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  8. Robin

    Keep your head up high Sarah.

    June 26, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  9. JB

    That's my girl!!

    June 26, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  10. Jane

    Who else is sick of politicians acting like children. Wait. That is an insult to children. Grow up for the sake of this country

    June 26, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  11. LB i nFL

    Well Senator Kerry, when you choose to play with trash you are going to get a little dirty!

    June 26, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  12. Casey

    Kerry's coment was stupid and inappropriate. But I still think Palin could have waited to give her rebuttal rather than involve the troops in partisan political stupidity.

    June 26, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  13. makesUwonder

    Give them hell Gov. Palin....................someday they might just wake up and learn not to mess with a woman wearing a good looking pair of heels.

    I'm beginning to like this Gov. Palin more and more everyday. This woman can dish it out and she sure can take it. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  14. Collin

    Im am not a John Kerry Fan, but Palin's folksy talk and the constant undeserved attention she attracks from the media is getting so old. I consider myslef a republican, but I could not vote for John McCain because he chose Palin as his running mate. I understand the desire to get the radical conservative vote, but her lack of knowledge and just general idiocracy is apalling. I hope she does not try and run for President in 2012, cause I would probably be forced to vote democrat yet again.

    June 26, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  15. Mike in Columbus

    If only she could take it as well as she dishes it out.

    June 26, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  16. tom

    Didn't she say Obama paled around with terrorists. Doesn't Obama have children that can read and hear someone is calling their father a terrorist and implying all types of evils? Has she ever apologized for those remarks or does she believe them? The doctor killer and her have some common ground does that mean she pals around with terrorists. Stop blaming the liberal press and the godless democrats for your inabilities. Stop dragging your kids into every situation. What is your position on Healthcare, Korea, Iran, Immigration? We already know you hate gays, Illegals, gun control, and correct grammar.

    June 26, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  17. gary davis Harbor Oregon

    wow

    I think he is right palin needs to shut up and go away

    June 26, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  18. Blake

    Yeah. But make a comment about her looks or her face and watch all hell break loose.

    June 26, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  19. Wilton

    Does this mean she is actually developing a sense of humor?

    June 26, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  20. Nick

    Go away Sarah 2009!

    June 26, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  21. susie

    John Kerry needs to apologize.

    June 26, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  22. citizenjane

    "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?'"
    ------------------–

    Peacekeeping mission? Dragging our troops into her political arena is anything but. How insulting of her.

    June 26, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  23. rice, bryan

    why can't she just go away? i think the majority spoke in november!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  24. VON BISMARK,Vienna.

    This woman is really power hungry. Won't stop at anything to seek notice.

    June 26, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  25. Larry

    Kerry isn't the brightest bulb in the box but Palin has made her share of illicit slams to people too.

    This story looks more like two kids who can't get along in the sandbox.

    June 26, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
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