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. Adam Habib Plano, TX

    Sarah Palin is a fighter.. picks fight all the time.

    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. jon

    yes GO...as in GO AWAY......nobody cares about this perosn or anything she has to say. CNN...stop posting this about this person....let her fade into oblivian where she belongs. The 15 minutes is up...let it end!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  3. Max from Ann Arbor, MI

    How mature of her.

    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  4. Geo

    more like "Go" AWAY "Sarah" – NOW!

    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  5. John

    I know you are but what am I?

    Grow up.

    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  6. Chase

    Haha, that is actually a good one. I guess Palin got new joke writers for her comedy since the Convention.

    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  7. Mirlo

    good for her!

    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  8. ToddC

    Life's like high school, with money.

    June 26, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  9. Waylate

    yeah go Sarah, back under a rock, stupid is as stupid does

    June 26, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  10. Barb,

    John Kerry is just saying what most of us are thinking. Get over yourself Sarah!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  11. jake

    Go Away Sarah...

    2012!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  12. Joe

    Well delivered

    June 26, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  13. Ron

    Palin should absolutely attack those who try to attack her. John Kerry is not in her league. John Kerry got where he is today because of the money he keeps attaching himself to...Oh oh... I forgot. The CNN blog is only for Democrats. Sorry, let me repeat the mantra

    "Obama is Great. Obama is Great." There I feel better already.

    June 26, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  14. Terri in OK

    I'm with Kerry on this one. Go away Sarah.

    June 26, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  15. krystal

    What a hypocrite! Its all fun and games when she makes jokes, but the second someone makes a joke against her, its completely unappropriate.. don't ya know?

    June 26, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  16. Maureen

    I personally can't stand her but she made a joke – ha ha -get over yourself Sarah and disappear

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  17. skyhawkdriver

    Way to go sarah!!..as someone from the peoples republic of taxachusetts I know first hand what a dead beat john kerry is..if it wasn't for his wifes' money he would be nothing...see you in 2012 sarah!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  18. New Yorker

    ohhhhhhh pleasssssssse give me break!!!!!!!!!!
    CNN why do you give this woman an outlet!!!!!!!!!
    ...whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  19. bob

    You can't put lipstick on a pig while it's rolling around in the mud.

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  20. Moody

    bwahahaha good one Sarah.... Why the Moose Face?

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  21. Tom in CA

    YOU BETCHA! Guardian of the Northern Frontier!

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  22. Chef Jeff

    Hard to tell which end of the horse is talking here, for both of them!

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  23. rra1911a1

    Yes, please, do go, Sarah

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  24. Nikki

    ... Well, at least we know now why she never aspired to be a comedian. *facepalm*

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  25. CW, St. Paul

    They're both idiots. Who elected these children?

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
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