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. CynicLgrrl

    Ahhhp. SOMEbody wasn't invited. boohoo

    April 28, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  2. kevin3g

    Such a negative person. I hope she finds contentment someday, and maybe something she's good at.

    April 28, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. Rick from Maryland

    She preaches helping Americans. Well, I don't see the half-term former governor of Alaska helping the Bostonians. She's a fake if there ever was one.

    April 28, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. Damien Forbes

    All this complaining comes from a woman who forms a PAC then uses that money to give her family a vacation under the guise of testing the waters of a presidential run.

    April 28, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. Bill

    Who sponsored this affair? Us?

    April 28, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. Woody Hilliard

    Sara Palim has nerve to call anyone or any event a joke in a derogatory way!

    April 28, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  7. Lynn

    Go Get em Sarah! I love a good party as much as the next guy/gal but recesses once every two weeks and vacations 4 or 5 times a year parties and dinners unlimited at the white house is irresponsible when our country is in such bad shape. And to think i have to pay taxes for this.

    April 28, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  8. Susan P

    When George W went to the WHCD every year he was in office, even during both wars, Palin never said a thing, never. What a hypocrite.

    April 28, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  9. Al

    And Sarah is our resident expert on pathetic.

    April 28, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  10. brady52

    Uh, oh..they didn't mention her at the event, or if they did, it wasn't enough apparently.

    April 28, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  11. catLoversInc

    She wasn't mentioned at the WHCD was she? Aah that explains why she's enraged...

    April 28, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  12. Kingofthenet

    Sarah Palin isn't a fan of the Correspondents Dinner because she doesn't TELL Jokes...she IS a Joke.

    April 28, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  13. DC

    She's right.

    April 28, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  14. jeff Santa Barbara

    Since when has anyone, including the Republican Party, started caring (again) what that hoodoo hairdoo 'thinks'?

    April 28, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  15. DavidK

    Anger, lots of it from Palin

    April 28, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  16. Grant

    Dang,,,,,, Whats the matter, no invite for your Dumass.

    April 28, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  17. GI Joe

    Awwwwww – she wasn't invited - AGAIN !!!!!!

    April 28, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  18. rsk

    She didn't get invited. Whinning and calling names. What a total loser.

    April 28, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  19. Ken Cruz

    Pompous, self-aggrandizing, self absorbed, self-entitled, ignorant, arrogant, money mongering,hypocrite, take advantage of the weak minded, inconsequential, "no longer matters in the grand scheme of America's future", fool........ Does she still see Russia from her back yard??? That that was a real joke .....

    April 28, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  20. Leisa

    Stay classy, Half Governor. By the way, what job do you hold? Tweeting and Facebooking aren't what normal people consider work.

    April 28, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  21. Baa Weet

    She wouldn't dare attend,because 90% of the jokes would be fired in her direction.

    April 28, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  22. CraigRB

    I wonder if Ms. Palin would have gone to the event had she been invited, and if so, what her comments might have been.

    April 28, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  23. Mike

    Ms. Palin appears to have physically aged beyond her years in that photo, hopefully it's just poor lighting.

    April 28, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  24. Brian

    What is this "our" stuff. Sarah Palin hasn't worked a day in her life and had she ever—actually—worked "her ass off," you may be assured it would have only been for her usual self-serving purposes. If she's interested in "assclowns," she should start with the one peering back at her when she looks in the mirror.

    April 28, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  25. Joe A

    Go Sarah, Tell em'....this lady is spot on!

    April 28, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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