The former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, spoke with MSNBC today while visiting Congress to check on Sen. Rand Paul during his recovery. The GOP senator was assaulted by a neighbor earlier this month.
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While Palin was visiting the senator, MSNBC‘s Kasie Hunt caught up with the former Alaskan governor. Hunt asked Palin what her thoughts were in regards to several Hollywood elite, as well as men in politics, being accused of sexual assault, rape, and using their positions of power to prey on women.
Hunt then asked if Sarah Palin had experience sexual harassment in the workplace before. Palin’s answer was absolutely as ridiculous as anything she’s said before, which includes some truly vapid statements.
Palin’s response was:
‘You know, I think a whole lot of people know that, I’m probably packing. So I don’t there’s a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me, and I don’t mean to be light-hearted about it because it;s a serious issue. It really stinks for women in the workplace that, for too long, men have thought they can get away with kind of being that old school thinking that it’s okay to belittle and harass women in general. The floodgates are really open that could lead to a lot of false accusations that really harm an innocent person.’
Not only does the former Alaskan governor and Republican vice presidential nominee seem to clearly decline to answer the question she was asked directly, but she claims that owning a gun and carrying it protects her from unwanted sexual advances. She also wants us to remember that “not all men” accused are guilty, while leaving out any mention of victims.
You can watch the segment via MSNBC in the video below:
Sarah Palin exploded onto the political big screen when Sen. John McCain asked her to be his running mate in the the 2008 U.S. presidential election and quickly became known for her love of guns and complete inability to understand basic political concepts. For example, Palin once cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as personal foreign policy experience.
On Twitter the reaction to Palin’s bafflingly stupid response was explosive. You can read some of the top twitter reactions below:
Palin’s rise to infamy can be blamed on no one but the former Alaskan governor herself. Her foot-in-mouth moments contributed to a very popular sketch being created for the popular comedy show Saturday Night Live, where Tina Fey’s impersonation gained as much attention as the former Republican vice presidential nominee.
You can watch the full segment from SNL in the video below:
Palin’s conservative values and love of firearms did gain a strong following among Republican voters, some of whom even suggested the former governor should run for president herself. Thankfully, Palin’s own presidential campaign never came to fruition.
Below you can see a youtube video that compiles some of Palin’s more ditzy moments, though it’s hardly all of them.
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