In what can only be described as a bit of a schtick, Palin had some fun Friday with the notion that she and her family might be rednecks.
Speaking at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, Palin claimed that some in the media have tried to portray members of the Tea Party movement as "violent or racist or rednecks."
"And I don't really have a problem with the redneck part of it, to tell you the truth. I don't," the former vice presidential candidate told the crowd. "That's fine with me."
Palin told the gun rights supporters how she recently searched online for the best redneck jokes to prepare for an appearance in Alabama where she was introduced by a radio personality named "Bubba."
"But, I'm reading them [thinking] these aren't funny, these are me," Palin said to laughter. "They really are."
Holding what looked like a BlackBerry, Palin told some of the jokes to the NRA crowd.
"'You're a redneck if directions to your house include turn off the paved road.'" "Yep," Palin said rhetorically, "Go to Wasilla, turn off the paved road. That's where we are."
"'You may be a redneck if you're ever involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog.'" "Todd and I? No. But, we have friends – yep, truly – a custody fight over their hunting dog."
" – 'If you yell at your husband, come move this transmission so I can take a bath.'" "I thought that one was funny," Palin told the crowd.
"-'If you use your fishing license as a form of i.d.'" "Well, I do that all the time in Dillingham," Palin said. "That's how you cash your checks."
Palin also told jokes about having steel toes in your "best shoes," going hunting on your honeymoon, getting the septic tank pumped as an anniversary present, having Thanksgiving dinner served on a ping-pong table, thinking Wal-Mart is expensive, and spending the night in the bed of your truck rather than paying for a hotel room.
Hey Sarah, Nice TELEPROMPTER.
Sarah Palin = dumber than dirt
John McCain must be so proud.... NOT!!!
She delights in her ignorance. White trash.
Let's see: You might be a red-neck if you charge the RNC for $50,000 in clothes, charge the Tea Party a $100,000 speaking fee, and insist on a multi-million advance on a book that's gonna be ghost written for you?
Way to go Palin; now watch the far left looney tune people come after you. You know why; they are afraid of you that's why. You are getting people up to vote them out in Nov. Go Palin.
Sarah, most of us real "rednecks" don't buy your stinkin roadshow. That's all you are, a quiter with no real solutions; a bag of hot air. Please shut the heck up, go home and take care of your kids. We all know you're driven by the might $$ only.
at the rate she's going, pretty soon even the REAL rednecks won't have anything to do with her
At least your playing to your intelligence level w/this crowd. Glad you're using jokes since that's about all you're good for.
Can't believe she's still getting airtime. lol.
Interesting choice of words given the connotation of "red neck" however not surprised since she is first and foremost an idiot!.
Ha Ha Ha....I am so tickled...
I think that the editors at CNN are really sexually obsessed with Palin. It's kinda like S&M. They like to abuse her in front of the Libtard hoards that are the audience. It's really kinda weird....
A VERY DUMB REDNECK. Anyone who follows and believes in her is just as stupid as she is. Just goes to show you the "American Idol" mentality of this country now - it's going to the dogs.
After 2 years of non stop media and lefty attacks.Just the fact Palin sells 2.8 million books,(has people waiting in the freezing cold 48 hours before she arrives to sign books),has 1.5 million FB fans,sells out her speaking events,(sometimes within hours)drives people nuts.She is still,(after having everything including the kitchen sink and its plumbing tossed at her),in the top 4(within the margine of error) of potential GOP contenders.Can she beat the good ol boys and be the nominee?If in aug 2007 you asked Americans a simular question about Obama,(CBS poll)only 29% said yes, he is qualified to be POTUS.In America anything is possible.So just keep on bashing her lefties,keep saying shes stupid and unqualified.Just remember you elected a junior senator who never even ran a lemonaid stand POTUS.
This lady is by far the dumbest politician I have ever heard
She used to be mayor, then was governor, and now she's a redneck. I can tell you what she's never going to become, that is, President.
If she is okay with "Redneck" will she be okay with Moron also?
No, She DIDN'T say this.......................................
Looks like those are TELEPROMPTERS.
Hmmm...what are those 2 things on her left and right? Teleprompter?
Sarah Palin is more aptly described as a redneck quitter. Rednecks don't quit their jobs when the going get tough!
A Day Without Palin is Like A Day Without Hemorrhoids.
During the campaign she joked, "someone once called me a redneck... I said why thank you." Another very funny comment she made.
Another thing I like about Sarah Palin and what she would bring to an Administration is that she is not the kind of person that would point fingers at the last administration when things got tough. She would take responsibility for things as they are and deal with them...manage them as they should be managed. Actually, that's what the job is all about. Politics should take a back seat when the campaign is over.