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. Gorilla

    She's a fool. Get out of the media already! Horrible....

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  2. Gabe

    Awww Sarah, nothing in depth to say, but to respond to other ppl's jokes and fighting with Levi? Why is it that all you're capable of is tabloid displays of victim hood?

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  3. A little satire for you...

    We the members of The Long Faced Peoples of America take issue with Sarah Palin's blatant and malicious attack on one of our most revered members! How dare you!! Making fun of John Kerry just becuase he is mandibly enhanced....how low and reprehensible!

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. DannyTelevision

    She is the Dems best chance of keeping the White House.
    Sarah Palin 2012.

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  5. Mike

    {doesn't}

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  6. Mike S., New Orleans

    Is there nothing this woman won't do to keep herself in the news?
    She's really building herself up for a huge letdown. Not only couldn't she win a national election, she won't even get the nomination.

    But keep trying, idiot.

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  7. Jeff

    Keep fighting Sarah!

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  8. Gail

    Keep opening your mouth Sarah, how may feet can you get in it? By the way when she speaks for all us" Alaskans" up there; she only means herself and her coronies . Yes Sarah, there is a state of Alaska that extends past Wasilla.

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  9. Jason

    God the culture war has made "politics" stupid.

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  10. olivia

    Go back to Alaska

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  11. fremont, ca

    they're both worthless. did she seriously go all the way to kosovo to tell a joke! politics is nothing more than a boxing match. stop knocking each other around and just get this country put back together.

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  12. Sarah

    This woman isn't worth the news coverage. Stop giving her media attention!!

    I do find it funny that she acts like such a victim all the time but still lashes out at others.

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  13. Mikel

    So, now this ex-beauty queen is making fun of someone's else's looks?
    That's real presidential, Sarah.
    America sure dodged a bullet when she didn't get elected to a national office.

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  14. Jeanine

    Sarah Sarah Oh you are so Clever
    But President of the United States Never
    Just go to he** I'll pull the lever

    Palin 2012 Ha Ha NOt

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  15. m

    You can swift boat John Kerry, but his ugly mug is off limits!

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  16. Tom from Roch., NY

    I'll never vote for her, but I'll give her a point for that one.

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  17. claudia dick

    go away sarah please.

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  18. olivia

    Yeah, Go back to Alaska

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  19. Troy

    That's actually really funny. I guess we know who Jay Leno is writing for these days...

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  20. bob rose

    ARRGGHHH ***vomiting***-

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  21. Harry8

    Does she have lie every time she opens her mouth? Kerry didn't say shoot anyone. She's such a drama queen! She should change her name to Britney Palin and go on blinking, shaking her empty head and whinning about every little joke. Her whole life is a JOKE!

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  22. Lizz

    Why do we have to listen to her crap? Is this this important.? She won't stay away from the media. I think she wants to be a Hollywood celebrity not a politician. This is like soap opera.......

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  23. Frank

    Yea! Go Sarah go! Just go!!!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  24. sanych

    Are you sure she was referring to Kerry's face? The picture suggests another part of his anatomy.

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  25. russell

    she can comment or joke about everyone else , but when someone put's upa picture holding a funny little kid , she takes issue with that and Letterman , I hope she does try and run for POTUS , because we will have a field day picking this racist , vile ugly woman apart ....

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
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