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

    I hear dead people.

    April 29, 2013 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  2. tess adams

    Glad to see someone tell it like it is. The Food Stamp and Poverty president seems to love yukking it up by showing up at parties, golfing events, talk shows, interviews that always have softball questions but he doesn't take seriously getting this country out of the economic malaise it is in and would rather keep buying votes from the millions of people who would rather stay at home to collect gubnment checks than contribute to society and run our National Debt at the fastest rate in history.

    April 29, 2013 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  3. thefog627

    Remind me...who is Sarah Palin?

    April 29, 2013 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  4. David

    Who cares what she says, her 15 minutes was up a long time ago.

    April 29, 2013 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    She didn't get invited. Bottom line.

    April 29, 2013 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  6. v2787

    She's bitter, jealous, and a rapidly fading celebrity whose fifteen minutes are just about up. No one invites her to major events anymore, because even the repuglicans are figuring out that she has nothing of substance to bring to the table. Palin is a joke, albeit a sad one.

    April 29, 2013 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  7. WheresTheRelevance?

    Why was this even news?? She isn't even relevant!

    April 29, 2013 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  8. itsmeagainjah

    who is this s palin you speak of ?

    April 29, 2013 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  9. bw

    that mouth is only good for one thing

    April 29, 2013 08:34 am at 8:34 am |

    Trailer Trash Palin worked her ass off so much that she quit mid-term....LOL!

    April 29, 2013 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  11. We love hockey

    Anyone hoping she comes back on the Political Stage for 2016? We sure hope so up here. She made things interesting. Not necessarily in a good way.

    April 29, 2013 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  12. Jack

    Go away!

    April 29, 2013 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  13. The Real Tom Paine


    I agree with Sarah 100%. She has the guts to express her mind. All others are conies and puppets.
    Yes, the ability to rant on Twitter without interruption is a real sign of courage. Let's put her face on Mt Rushmore, or, better still, erect statues of her all over the country. Can we publish her rants in a little book so her followers can wave it at Tea Party rallies? Failed VP candidate, failed governor, failed member of the oil and gas board, failed mayor who hired a DC lobbyist for a town of less than 10,000....and that is just the jobs she's been elected to. I'll leave others to comment on her personal life. @ssclown? She is the gold standard. This is a person who will never take on her detractors face-to-face, but prefers social media and surrogates like her daughter (The Right's favorite single mom) to do her dirty work for her.

    April 29, 2013 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  14. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    America no fan of "pathetic" mediahound. Hey, Sarah, how's that "retirement thingie" workin' out for ya?
    Unfortunately, thanks to "social media" people like her will no longer fade into the background. They will continue their hectoring through social media until their assistant's fingers are too arthritic to tap in their tweets. You question my use of the term assistant, as if she couldn't do it herself? Of course she uses someone else. That way if anyone sues her for libel or slander, she can always claim they misinterpreted what she intended.

    April 29, 2013 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  15. milagros gonzalez

    Palin your 15 minute is over, Shut up.

    April 29, 2013 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  16. cedar rapids

    'bassman – CNN fails to mention that Gov. Palin cancelled an invite in 2009 to the WHCD because of flooding in Alaska. But hey, why let a good bashing get in the way of facts. She put the people of Alaska ahead of herself'

    so if there had been no flooding she would have gone? werent there still people suffering in 2009 then or do only Alaskan's count?

    April 29, 2013 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  17. ellid

    And she has done anything to help this country when?

    April 29, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  18. Lynda/Minnesota

    I can totally understand CNNs fascination with Sarah Palin's twitter rants.

    Birds of a feather ...

    April 29, 2013 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  19. ghostriter

    I'm thinking no one has ever accused her of being a nerd. Or maybe she hasn't heard that being smart is cool now.

    April 29, 2013 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  20. Remain Calm

    As she gets older, reality-TV personality Sarah Palin looks more like Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler every day. Which is about as relevant to government as anything she might say about government.

    April 29, 2013 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  21. Mr Gus

    Sarah, How can we miss you if you don't go away?

    April 29, 2013 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  22. lolo

    Please, this woman needs more of her Tea partiers money. Get out the check books folks.She is so hollywood. Always acting out about something stupid and ignorant. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2013 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  23. EDDIE

    What does she mean?Really does she even know?

    April 29, 2013 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  24. The Right Left

    I think she is seeing Putin .......... again!!!

    That $40 million she earned from her speaking tours and garbage book good for neo illiterates is probably running out. She needs a gig on FOX.

    April 29, 2013 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  25. Gorgeous!

    So much better looking than Michelle O the Mannequin!

    April 29, 2013 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
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