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. Corey

    Oooh burrnnn.

    June 26, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  2. Alan

    Finally a sense of humour and not crying and whining. Maybe she can learn if she studies hard enough.

    June 26, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  3. Neel

    That joke must have taken up all 6 of her brain cells working as hard they possibly could. And yes, like Edgar said, "Go Sarah- 2012!" What a blessing not just for Democrats, but Americans in general. Imagine her trying to debate with Obama.."Aw shucks, aw geez... well, I finally made a trip overseas. Tax cuts..."

    June 26, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  4. John

    Why does this matter?

    June 26, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. DJW

    Grow Up Sarah!!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  6. Martha

    Lame.

    June 26, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  7. Debby

    This is why Kerry didn't get elected because he is a total idiot.

    June 26, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. Sarahmadinejad Palinannity

    What a classless, two bit excuse for a woman.

    June 26, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  9. Me in Big D

    You go girl!!! All the naysayers and liberal bloggers that can't stand you are soooooooo jealous of you, they hurt! Ugly Kerry!! I can't stand the idiot, as is the case with most liberal democRATS, especially ones like him that live off their wives and then there are the Kennedys that live off their name.

    June 26, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  10. Ira

    Isn't the big story here that John Kerry made a joke? And a fairly funny one too.

    June 26, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  11. Mack

    She can dish it out but she sure can't take it!!

    ... and which of Sarah's kids are with her on this Kosovo trip?

    June 26, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  12. Bekim

    I don't think the army needs to hear politicians taking shots at one another. US soldiers need our support and respect and not Gov Palin making fun at someones face I mean its not like her face is any better than Kerry's.

    June 26, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  13. Mike in Oahu

    Just like children in the playground.

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  14. Alex from Wisconsin

    I wonder how many times she practiced that line before she delivered it to the troops? I'm also curious as to who wrote that joke for her. That level of wit is a least 4 levels above Sarah Palin standard.

    But you got to admit, it was funny huh?

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  15. Bongets Gallardo

    Bulls eye Governor Palin.... Yeheyyy!

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  16. Chris from NC

    Palin has a sense of humor? That's a laugh - a scoff!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  17. Zac

    She should quit her day job

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  18. Dixon

    How has Palin made it so long in politics. It seems she is constantly crying about what someone says about her. Now she is going after physical attributes of those who dare say something negative about her. I wonder how often the Police are at her home settling a name calling incident with her neighbors in the trailer court.

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  19. Anthony

    Oh good grief...

    Yes, it was a very lame joke. And we probably would have forgotten it if Governor Palin didn't bring it up.

    Is this what we have to look forward to for the next 3 years? It seems like every other day the governor is taking offense to something someone said or did. And while some things have crossed the line, others are the same kinds of needling that ALL politicians have to deal with.

    If the public spotlight's getting to hot Governor, then exit stage right.

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  20. Blue

    She is so petty. She does not know how to handle comments. If she can't handle this, she can not handle anything else.

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  21. Lori, Houston Texas

    Haha, Sarah made a funny. Very, very, old joke, Sarah. Try stealing some newer material. If you spent half as much time studying our history and current global events, as you do looking for TV opportunities, more people might respect you as a genuine candidate at some point. You seem to think you can suceed just by being on TV. This is not Sarah and Todd plus 300,000,000. You actually have to WORK on a daily basis to keep up with important events. You seem to have as much intellectual curiousity as Bush. And look where that got us. G*d knows we won't repeat that mistake again. Oh well, too bad, so sad for you, Sarah.

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  22. j

    My gawd, she is NOT CLEVER. She needs to disappear

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  23. Rick in WPB,FL

    Go AWAY Sarah...

    2dumb2lead!!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  24. Sara Supporter

    Kerry's comments were in such bad taste on so many different levels. At some point, we need to start expecting more from our politicians and our media. Bashing people, making fun of them and laughing at their expense simply because we don't agree with their policitical views is juvenile. Shame on John Kerry.

    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  25. fefe

    well here we go again; what she wont do to keep her name and face in print! Why is she sweating the little stuff? I so hope the country and your party see you for what your aren't.

    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
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