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. Bob

    Go Edgar! Those of us who support Barack Obama wish you the best of luck in giving the Republican nomination to Sarah Palin in 2012. A guaranteed 8-year term for our president!

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  2. robby

    that was her comeback? lame.

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  3. Pat

    So she can dish it out, but she can't take it. Whatsa matter Sarah, your outrage about the parody photo of you and Trig not get you enough press?

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  4. Willow

    How typical of the "Air Head" Palin...a comment with NO substance!

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

    Go Sarah…
    --

    ... and take Rush with you.

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  6. prav

    To Edgar...Go Sarah....2012

    Sure. That would make a BO victory a slam dunk. Just need to replay the Katie Couric interviews.

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  7. Jim

    Yes, Go Sarah, far away.

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  8. Kim

    I bet no one laughed. Kerry is right...why don't you just go away already!

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  9. Frank

    She's got my vote! Gotta be better than what we have now.

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  10. jack

    shes gonna run in 2012 an then lose cuz the left realizes shes an idiot

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. appledown

    Yeah-go away Sarah , far away!

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

    Regarding Sarah Palin.... Way to go,John Kerry. I'm with you

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Pluto

    Name calling . . . how mature . . can she see the dump from her house now?

    June 26, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  14. Melinda

    SARAH - Newsflash!!

    This is the Presidency, it's not a beauty pageant, darlin'...

    For someone who famously said "Gee can someone tell me exactly just what is it that the VP does everyday" you just dont have a single SHRED of credibility to stand on......

    Which, I suppose makes you a perfect Republican candidate....

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  15. mary derricotte

    She should not be angry when some one else takes a shot at her since she is quite capable of sendind one back. and when is the governor going to go missing every move she makes every media is willing to cover her washing the laundry as if we cared.

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  16. EJ

    Such a drama queen. She's not even close to qualified for her position, she's just propped up by the media and conservatives who find her different than most politicians– an attractive female in charge. She spends more time calling names than actually contributing dialogue to the important issues.

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  17. obamarama

    Although I agree completely with Senator Kerry, I have to admit that was a good one.

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  18. Deborah

    Go AWAY Sarah – – PLEASE!! And long before 2012.

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  19. mpoon

    I'm not the biggest fan of Palin but I have to admit, that was a pretty funny comeback...

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  20. N

    keep dreaming Edgar!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  21. Jimmy

    Its about time this governor from Alaska crawled back into her cess pit and left the rest of America alone. Who needs her not US

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  22. Kim

    Who paid for her trip over there? I bet she's really visiting her son at the taxpayers' expense.

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  23. Chris - Seattle

    I guess Sarah Palin is what Nixon had in mind when he said "we need atttractive women to represent the GOP!!!" We all know that beauty, if that's what you call it, doesn't equate to intelligence. Nor does it mean a certain level of morals comes with it!

    Go away Sarah...
    2009 – til the cows come home (or maybe the wolves in your case) !!!

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  24. Deb in Northglenn, Co

    Yes – Go Sarah! AWAY!

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  25. Matt the Baker

    Sad part is her writers came up with it. Also, a joke isn't that good if you have to spend that much time setting it up.

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
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