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. ThinkAgain

    What's with that key around her neck? Is that like sewing mittens on a jacket so you don't lose them?

    April 28, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. Chief Wahoo

    Sour grapes in Juneau for someone that didn't have the first clue about Middle East

    April 28, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    What a joke...

    April 28, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  4. Bertha59

    So, Sarah, I hear you don't have a job.

    April 28, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  5. Katie

    Of course she can't take a joke....although I'm not sure why....her whole campaign was a JOKE...

    April 28, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. Jacqui

    Sarah who? It's irrelevant what she thinks or says. A lot of the jokes would have flown over her head anyway.

    April 28, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  7. Antonio666

    The lamest thing about the media is that they still seem to pay attention to what this imbecile says. STOP ENABLING HER. She is completely useless. Stop covering her, for cryin' out loud.

    April 28, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  8. RogerFrancis

    Dear One incomplete term Governor; You will not even carry Alaska if Obama ran against you. You got your fifteen minutes of fame; you made millions and you are a beautiful looking person. Please do not think we are all twits like your followers. You crave publicity. IF by some god's mistake or folly you were elected VEEP you will be reveling in the spotlight and swallowing every putrid self congratulatory adjective that is said in your honor. Wacilla to DC you have made your money now, Please do not disgrace yourself further with your pathetic comments.

    April 28, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. DeeWeezy72

    Sounds like sour grapes.. I remember a time when she made herself the butt of every joke. She knows she doesn't stand a chance running for office, so like a bitter old lady, she uses current issues to make herself sound intelligent; as if people aren't suppose to have normal lives outside of politics!! Bush had 8yrs to destroy this country and no one heard a peep out of Palin until her name was on the ticket.. funny how that works.

    April 28, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. gino

    Sarah "working hard"? Once more, Please go away, you brainless fraud.

    April 28, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  11. Mark P

    Psychologists would call this "yet another desperate cry for help". If only our mental health services weren't so underfunded...

    April 28, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  12. fuzzynormal

    Did someone irrelevant just say something?

    April 28, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  13. JDM

    Boo frickin hoo, Palin. Sorry the 'cool kids' won't let you be a part of their club.

    We'll get a waaaambulance to you ASAP.

    April 28, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  14. bobhamiltonchicago

    Who is Sarah Palin again?

    April 28, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  15. Nick

    Isn't her 15 minutes over now?

    April 28, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  16. Gary Corfitzson

    Sara, do everyone a favor and Contact Michelle Bachman and perhaps the two of you study a little about Paul Revere and the American Revolution, and where Lexington and Concord are. Fourth graders study it....

    April 28, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    who cares what she thinks?

    April 28, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  18. Eric

    Palin, the nerds are partly making fun of you.

    April 28, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  19. pat belknap

    She would definitely know about pathetic

    April 28, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  20. Bob

    Why on God's green earth is anyone asking what Palin thinks?

    April 28, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  21. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Isn't it ironic that Palin, the joke of American politics, has a problem with a night filled with jokes and laughter. I guess she is jealous that someone is stealing laughs from her everyday behavior.

    April 28, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  22. Robin Bray

    Worked? Worked? Surely she can't be talking of the person who served only two years of her elected office. Surely not from a state that is one of the top receivers of Federal aid in the U.S. Surely not the person who gave tax breaks to family business while mayor. Worked? At avoiding any real work.

    April 28, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  23. Susan

    Sarah needs to stay in Alaska and keep her comments to herself ........she is narrow-minded and can't seem to grasp the big picture of things!

    April 28, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  24. richellelj

    Who cares. She's just mad she wasn't invited.

    April 28, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  25. Michigan_Joe

    Palin the" mouth of ignorance" and the voice of the " tea pathetics" has become the clown of the right. She commands attention as a comic for those that find insulting intelligence a platform for relevance. She is so way out of her league and she just doesn't get it.

    April 28, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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