Palin no fan of ‘pathetic’ #nerdprom
April 28th, 2013
01:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Palin no fan of ‘pathetic’ #nerdprom

(CNN) - Conan O’Brien and President Barack Obama may have had the political crowd in high spirits at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, but in Alaska, Sarah Palin wasn’t laughing.

“Yuk it up media and pols,” the former Alaska governor wrote on her Facebook page. “While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. No need for that, we get the real joke.”

On Twitter she was even more barbed.

“That #WHCA was pathetic. The rest of America is out there working our asses off while these DC assclowns throw themselves a #nerdprom,” she wrote.

While this year’s dinner may have rubbed Palin the wrong way, she’s shown a little more love for the annual event in the past. In 2011, she attended an afterparty sponsored by Vanity Fair and Bloomberg News, held at the home of the French ambassador in Washington.

But she’s never attended the event, and has long mocked what she calls the “lamestream media” for an overly cozy relationship with the political establishment.

soundoff (583 Responses)
  1. Tim

    "Nerprom"?? I never heard that insult in high school, and i was a target for pretty much all of them. So, just to clarify this: Palin uses an insult that's normally used by high school snobs to put down nerds' parties. And this is her way of criticizing the media and Obama administration for being "elitist." She's not only a snob, she's obviously stupid too.

    April 28, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  2. ANNIER

    Aw, Sarah, did you get stood up? Your 15mins. is up. Really. You just make the fool of yourself that the majority of us know you are. Please go away and stop embarrassing your party. Thanks.

    April 28, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  3. JM

    Someone lock up the madwoman.

    April 28, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. NgauHuPhart

    Her next gig should be on Celebrity Apprentice. Let her finally show the world her quick thinking executive wit, while competing with the doorman on the Trump Tower.

    April 28, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Time again to quote Paul Begala – Election Night 2008 – this is summary of what he said – "The Republican party wants Sarah Palin to be their new Ronald Reagan. Relatable, charismatic, electable, but Reagan was a nice guy. Disagree with him? Fair enough, but you LIKED him. Sarah Palin is as mean as a snake. SHe's just mean. She's not likable. She'll never be voted to a higher office."

    April 28, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  6. Old Perfessor

    No fan of Palin.

    April 28, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  7. fatherheathen

    "fighting for our rights" Oh, you mean like women's reproductive rights and gay marriage?

    April 28, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  8. BaddyBing

    Maybe its Moose Season

    April 28, 2013 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  9. Benton Hoang

    Sarah Palin 2016

    April 28, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  10. Johnjon

    Palin and pathetic seem to go together.

    April 28, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  11. skip jordan

    According to CNN panel discussions today, she has attended before.

    April 28, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  12. MarcNJ

    how is she relevant?

    April 28, 2013 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  13. Michael Hobart

    Sarah the half-term governor is always willing to insult others. Too bad she's never really understood the value of poking fun at yourself. She should just go back to collecting money for her PAC and spending it on herself.

    April 28, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  14. Speakshermind

    Oh, Sarah, why don't you mind your own business. You're a has-been and no one with any INTELLIGENCE take you seriously anymore. Your buddy, Russell Pearce, in Phoenix, just threw a blunder yesterday by saying "guns are God-given rights" to a gathering. God-given rights? That sounds so ignorant coming from a former AZ'z Senate leader who was recalled. Guns are given right under our U.S. Constitution's amendment, not God-given right.

    April 28, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  15. Mtn Town Views

    She just mad she wasn't invited

    April 28, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  16. icareyetidontcare

    She makes it seem like the everyday average person does nothing but work. Most people I know take time to relax and have/attend a party periodically. Maybe she is just a bit bitter because she doesn't get invited to many parties?

    April 28, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  17. Jim

    Cynical ploy for the demographic. Pour on the absurdity!

    April 28, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  18. Softship

    Sarah, honey, it's rough that bad that nobody invited you to the "prom", huh?

    April 28, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    she's stiil mad at the lipstick joke,and keep proving america that obama was right

    April 28, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  20. Tonyb

    sour grapes from the half term twit. Her star has faded- no fox, no front and center....boo too

    April 28, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  21. Michael

    why do people even pay attention to her. She has nothing to bring to the table on any subject. She proved along time ago that she was one of the biggest political mistakes and will go down in history as such.

    April 28, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  22. pablo pander

    I heard that she actually went to the prom but quit half way through it.

    April 28, 2013 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  23. M-W-T

    That woman is STILL an IDIOT

    April 28, 2013 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  24. Marie MD

    I must stop talking about this mutant. I was telling my husband this morning that thankfully CNN had not given us her brain farts in the last few weeks and here she is today!!!
    Who cares what she says about anything!!!!!

    April 28, 2013 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  25. Bob

    Surprising that anyone still cares what this twit thinks..... about anything!

    April 28, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
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