Governor Palin Rolled Her Eyes at the Teaching Profession? Give Me a Break!

Monday, August 9, 2010


As a teacher who knows Governor Palin respects the teaching profession, I am glad she took the time to point out the LSM's absurd allegation that she rolled her eyes when the woman from Alaska identified herself as a teacher. These yahoos will stop at nothing to gin up a controversy. It really does show how foolish--and utterly desperate--they are.

Via Facebook:

There you go again, LSM

While filming the Alaska documentary in Homer, I had a brief discussion with a local lady who, in typical Alaska style, decided to give me her two cents worth about my political leanings, American politics in general, and much else besides. It’s what makes our politics so uniquely democratic: two people discussing the things they care about, even though they respectfully disagree about just about everything (you can watch a brief video of the encounter here).

The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I – wait for it – “appear to roll my eyes” when the lady tells me she’s a teacher. Yes, it’s come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that’s why Botox is all the rage – if you can’t move your eyebrows, your “eye rolling” can’t be misinterpreted!) If they had checked their facts first, they would have known that I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents were teachers, my father was a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my sister works in Special Needs classrooms, my aunt is a school nurse, my mom worked as a school secretary for much of her professional life, we all volunteer in classrooms, etc., etc., etc. Given that family history, how likely is it that I would “roll my eyes” at someone telling me that they too work in that honorable profession? Stay classy, LSM.

One good thing to come out of this little episode, though, is that it helps to remind people once again that Alaska is a great state full of independent-minded people. I look forward to introducing you to some of them in the forthcoming documentary series on life in Alaska! The show will remind you to get outdoors, breathe in God’s creation, and taste the freedom!

- Sarah Palin

2 comments:

Moriarty70 August 10, 2010 at 12:21 AM  

I did some quick searching and I was wondering what mainstream sites ran with this story? The only posts I found that were from before the Facebook note were the blog section of a few fringe sites.

Jackytc August 10, 2010 at 8:10 AM  

Can someone tell this people (LSM)to look at the difference from OB answer to Joe the Plummer and SP answer to the Teacher! Distribution vs. Liberty

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