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. ike

    Wow this female is such a joke!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. Annoyed with the negativity

    Everyone needs to just grow up!

    June 26, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  3. Diane

    Will John Kerry EVER learn how to tell a joke???

    June 26, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  4. renea

    Why are Sarah Palin so quick to throw critcism but cant take it when its thrown back at her.

    June 26, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  5. D

    Really CNN – why is this being listed as news? She name dropped Kerry – big deal! I cannot wait until she is voted out of office so I can stop hearing about this political hack.

    June 26, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  6. Ryan

    I bet her staff was up until 2-2:30 thinking up that zinger...

    It would be nice if she disappeared from the media for a week or so. She is to the MSM what Lindsay Lohan was to TMZ & EW a few years ago. I really don't care what she does, especially when it's irrelevant bickering like this.

    June 26, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  7. sam

    She is so dignified....

    That's just what we need in the White House... a tit for tat name calling school girl.

    June 26, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  8. No Ones Home Boy

    Hey people...Ignore her...She'll probably go away.

    June 26, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  9. Joe

    Way to not make fun of folks for physical features...

    June 26, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  10. GC

    I don't like Sarah Palin, but that's pretty dang funny!

    June 26, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  11. Ahhhhhhhh!!!!

    Sarah, honey, you've gotta put down the blackberry, stop following any little bit of gossip about you, and just stick to governing.

    Also, too, have you commented yet on yer pal Gov Sanford's behavior yet? Or are you OK with him running away and keeping a lover in Argentina?

    'Cause there are simply DOZENS of us that are waiting to hear what your view on this scandal is, you being the voice of the Republicans and all, ya know.

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  12. Rob

    Yikes. This woman is so vapid and devoid of any substance. Sure, Kerry's joke was stupid. But, if Palin takes everything so personally, how can she really lead a state much less a country. No wonder the voters rejected her in '08.

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  13. deb

    I'm really getting tired of all the petty, childish remarks by the bloggers, the media and the "elected officials". Seems that ever since we've had the blogs people can and will say anything. What has happened to class, integrity, discretion and intelligence. I've noticed that if you must sign your name (i.e., letters to editor of newspapers) you refrain from all the pettiness.

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  14. Sean

    Boy I see this idiot always can dish it out, but the dumb broad sure as hell can't take it!

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  15. kc in va

    I agree 100% with Kerry, but Palin's retort was pretty funny.

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Gov. Sarah Palin is great !

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  17. jty

    Gee – I wonder how long it took for her to pay some one to writes that joke for her, practice it and how much money it took to pay the crowd to chuckle along with her ...

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  18. Charles

    And this is the woman who gets upset every time someone takes a cheap shot at her.

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  19. Kris

    Sarah certainly has a right to make a joke, ou would think that someone who has a child with Down Syndrome, she would not make jokes about someone's face.

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  20. Mike

    Why dosen't this idiot go away!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  21. Brent

    That would be the most clever thing I think she's said in her life :)

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  22. Party Crasher

    Don't give up hope Senator, there's still a chance that Putan could kidnap her from her back porch.

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  23. Donna from Colorado Springs

    She's such a moron! Why does she think that people are just sick to death of hearing about her and seeing her on tv and the internet everyday? No one cares Sarah! You would say anything to keep yourself in the news....even dissecting an off-hand remark to make everything be about you! You are such a loser.

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  24. Big Boss

    Oh snap, she sure got him. Why the long face. Epic...

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  25. KING

    "Bob Dole, why won't you shake my hand? And Max Cleland, stand up and take a bow! David Paterson, can you see me NOW?"

    What is WRONG with this creepy broad?

    June 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
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