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. Sarah

    This woman isn't worth the news coverage.

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

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  2. paul

    please get the GOP nomination in 2012. I can't wait to watch SNL again. she inspires.....comedians.

    June 26, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. Tom in Buffalo, NY

    As much as I dislike Sarah Palin, she really burned John Kerry on this one, and I applaud her. It's nice to see her fight back with a little bit of wit, rather than just pretending to be offended and trying to claim the non-existant moral high ground.

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  4. Dave

    That's a really old joke, I think Leno did it during the campaign. Still no original thought from Palin.

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  5. Chris - New York

    Yeah, go Sarah. Keep up the idiotic comments. They'll come in handy in 2012.

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. PGS

    What an idiot...

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. Task

    Well done. Respond to a lame and insulting joke with a much better and funnier one.

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  8. Jason

    Talk about two of the most vapid people in Washington (and yes Palin is basically an insider at this point). Hey Sarah, don't you have a state to tend to or are the cameras just too tempting for you?

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  9. Dan W.

    Yeah...nice comeback. As much as I dislike John Kerry, I think Palin is an idiot. I hope, for the sake of America, that she will lose in 2012.

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  10. David

    The day Sarah Palin is elected President is the day I give up all hope for this country. Her views and sensitivity are so far off the map. But, on the other side, all of you gun nuts that have ever wanted to shoot wolves from a helicopter will be in luck!

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  11. Darlene

    Aw shoot Sarah, you need to toughen up. You have put yourself and your family in the public eye and being a public figure makes you a good target. Many, many have been the butt of jokes for years and I don't think they cry foul with each new joke.

    Besides not having the "smarts" to be VP or Pres. I don't think you have the attitude or temperment, you are too sensitive, so go back to Alaska and figure out how to spend our taxpayer dollars ($21 million) to build your little airport in the middle of nowhere!

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  12. rb

    John Kerry who is a Vietnam vet in case he let you forget is nothing but a child... He is sad and angry and acts like a 4 year old.

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  13. Cathy Hart

    she needs to go away and take her over-rehearsed and scripted jokes with her

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  14. Kevin

    Is there a bigger clueless idiot in this world than Sarah Palin? What a worthless human being.

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  15. JM in NY

    Actually both are pretty good jokes. Lighten up people.

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  16. drman

    That was a dumb thing for Kerry to say in the first place. She is justified in commenting back to him.

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  17. Carmen, Miami FL

    Lame joke, Palin.

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  18. Ginger K.

    Yuck

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  19. Aaron

    Enough already. Seriously. This woman is worse than a Lohan vs Brittany brawl. She is always saying something. Always. Just running her jaw to get attention. Please, please, please CNN, start reporting the news and not tabloid gossip.

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  20. Connie in Tennessee

    John Kerry – right again!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  21. David

    Sarah if you are going to attempt a joke you need to make sure it is funny. Kerry might not be the best looking guy but at least he has a brain.

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  22. max sewell

    Herman Munster look-a-like. No disrepect Herman... Great come back Sarah...

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  23. RR

    She still is not qualified!

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  24. csmith

    Wow, I wish people would just stop talking about her so she'd disappear. She's like freaking Beetlejuice– or Candyman.

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  25. Jesse

    I am take a wild guess...this is perfectly okay for her to attack...Palin only appeals to the Rush Limbaugh crowd, you know that 23% that believes that Obama is not a citizen of the United States.

    June 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
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