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. Jill

    Nice Sarah. You got a liberal LOL out of me

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  2. mojo

    Yeah, Go Sarah....Just Go!

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  3. MorallyBankruptGOP

    Palin, Limbaugh and the rest of the antiAmerica GOP crowd continue to drive people away from the Republican Party – the more they say, the better it is for the Democratic Party as they continue to be more and more irrelevant.
    Palin-Limbaugh 2012! LOL!

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  4. Paul

    really?!

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  5. Tom L

    Nice!

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  6. Stephen from Alabama

    Republicans better hope this woman isn't the future of their party, because anyone with half a brain knows she's a nut job. Nothing wrong with her retaliating to Kerry's comments, but she could have at least come up with something original.

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  7. Will

    CNN, why is this news?!!! Stop giving this woman more press!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  8. MAngeline

    Any excuse for Sweet Sarah to get out of Alaska! Kosovo of all places And why exactly?..To visit the troops??? Me thinks she is trying to build up her resume with the folks of her home state footing the bill.

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. Hakim in Frisco Texas

    Unfortunately she thinks this is cute. The thing is no one takes her seriously because unlike Newt, Mark Sanford (before the scandal), Bobby Jindal, Mark Pence or other potential GOP 2012 candidates, the news that follows her is not about policy or anything like that but just gossip. She doesn't discuss her thoughts and policy solutions on Iran, North Korea, Health Care, Unemployment, the economythings the American people are thinking about. Honestly because she has not formed a thoughtful, rationale opinion about ANY of these. It's not that Democrats are afraid of her, trust me WE ARE NOT!! What is frightning is that she doesn't seem to have anything under the surface or a genuine yearning to learn or to have an intillgent, well thought opinion of current issues. That is her biggest problem and why she is looked at from a gossip perspective vs. true policy substance.

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. sms29s

    If she doesn't develop a thicker skin, she will never be presidential material. Not that I think she ever would be anyway.

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. Old Farmboy

    I get it.. Long face.... Stop it, my ribs hurt.......

    Now that's funny, don't care who said it.

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  12. brad

    jeez. What is this? High School. So stupid from both sides. Get to work. Both of you. And I mean really work.

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  13. Mark

    Good job Governor! Kerry is the one who needs to get lost.

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  14. Jennifer

    I wonder, if we ignore Sarah Palin long enough, will she go away? How about we give that a try? I know it's tough – she makes it so easy and gives the media plenty of good fodder to work with but I think her 15 minutes of fame is up – enought with the little miss "golly, gosh, darn to heck" garbage. Does she really think she belongs in the big leagues? Maybe the farm team.

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  15. Chris

    She is the prime example of "can't take a joke"

    I hope she runs in 2012, just like all dems do...

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  16. patrick

    I am surprised Ms. Palin would comment about someone's face, given her reaction to the spoof photo of her and baby talk radio host.

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  17. CaffeineHat

    Aww Sara, you think you still matter. That's so sweet. Maybe if you try real hard, you can pass that dumb old test and move out of the governor's mansion and go back to being a 5th grade teacher, or whatever you did with that 7 year long bachelor's degree you got.

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  18. my bill$ are paid

    whatever gets you in the news , you bethcha!

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  19. CJ

    Childish...anything to stay in the headlines

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  20. anderson n carolina

    I saw her speak to the troops...she takes rambling on to a new level.

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  21. Mary Kay

    I second Kerry's statement.

    June 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  22. Sweetpooh0464

    Well it is true why couldn't she go missing no one miss Sarah Palin but herself. I AM SO SICK OF HER.

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  23. maggie

    Why on earth is this news??? Enough already. Letterman should have NEVER apologized...

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  24. Well oh well

    Good comeback Sarah! Now go away you twit...

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  25. FactCheck

    Wow, what a witty comeback from the Queen Bee. Maybe when you and your girls are finished with high school, you can get a real education and do something to help your state.

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
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