Palin no fan of ‘pathetic’ #nerdprom
April 28th, 2013
01:41 PM ET
12 months 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. Jim

    What time does the talent contest start?

    April 28, 2013 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  2. Tom

    Is she the Paris Hilton of politics? Really. What does she actually do for a living?

    April 28, 2013 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  3. PErickson

    Bitter, party of one...

    April 28, 2013 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  4. keith willis

    anybody that voted for the MACAIN-PALIN ticket you are responsible for this idiot still having a platform small as it may be

    April 28, 2013 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  5. Ed

    This half-wit has-been will do anything for a sound bite.

    April 28, 2013 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  6. The Elephant in the Room

    The Republican party has created a mess for itself because it embraces money, eaning power, business / sales/revenue OVER EVERYTHING else.

    They therefore can NEVER completely exorcise Palin or Limbaugh or Beck or Coulter from being embarassing, destructive spokespeople for their party. These maroons have/ had a following large enough to watch just enough reality shows or buy enough ghost-written books to make these thorns in the GOP side have staying power. The Republican Party will not recover until they stop worshiping money [regardless of where it came from] and the party stands for some other irrefutable principle.

    April 28, 2013 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  7. Uthor

    She's working? Really? She quit her governor gig, and Fox fired her...

    What's she working so hard at these days? Staying on the celebrity radar?

    April 28, 2013 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  8. cf100

    Working 'our' asses off?? Yeah, right.....

    April 28, 2013 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  9. Kings on the back row...

    ..
    ....Are we REALLY sure that Sarah Darlin' is working her _____ off ?
    ..

    April 28, 2013 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  10. Tom

    I agree with Sarah 100%. She has the guts to express her mind. All others are conies and puppets.

    April 28, 2013 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  11. Matthew

    Eat it, Caribou Barbie.

    April 28, 2013 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  12. soul68

    Are we still talking about this twit?

    April 28, 2013 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  13. JC Copeland

    Sadly,Sarah Palin is right on target. Negative comments on this have me to understand there are a score of you out there who have no idea what it is you are dealing with, Study your history on the establishment of the White House Correspondence Show. Our President has a focus that is lost in this "dinner", As Sarah points out there are other more pressing issues on his plate than this,

    April 28, 2013 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  14. DJCowboy

    I'm sure she had no issues with the annual event when Bush was president

    April 28, 2013 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  15. Te Limbo

    Is that a pig wearing lipstick?... no just Sarah soccer mom.

    April 28, 2013 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  16. Jen L

    Guess the nerds didn't invite her.

    April 28, 2013 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  17. TNPatriot

    Why oh WHY does CNN or any other media give this_pathetic l0ser any coverage what so ever. Nobody sane really gives a hoot about what she has to ramble on about.

    April 28, 2013 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  18. Klaark

    Ladies and gentlemen, the woman conservatives wanted to be the vice president. No need to say anything, conservatards, you're lost forever.

    April 28, 2013 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  19. D.Mama

    What no prom date! Poor Sarah !!! Did you get the message! !

    April 28, 2013 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  20. McGee

    When's the last time she actually did a day's work? Real work?

    April 28, 2013 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  21. Peter

    Like if she were ever elected President she would not participate in this event.

    Right. Uh huh. Sure.

    April 28, 2013 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  22. Paladin Knight

    This is from a woman who so much wanted to be a part of that "permanent Political class". She is just angry and sore that she is now an outcast. And in no way does that "class" of people want to be associated with her. That's what really has her tushy all scrunched up and taut like a 2-year old sucking on a Warheads candy ball.

    April 28, 2013 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  23. Duh

    She forgets that it's paid for by the attendees and the money goes to journalism scholarships.

    April 28, 2013 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  24. John

    In Aesop's fable, the fox tries to reach the grapes but cannot, so he huffs off, saying 'those grapes are sour.'

    2600 years later, Palin fails to score an invite, so the whole shebang is sour.

    April 28, 2013 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  25. M

    Keep yapping Sarah and with any luck the Dems will win in 2016 with talent like yours.

    April 28, 2013 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
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