Sarah Palin responds to critics of dog-stepping pictures: “At least Trig didn’t eat the dog”

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S-Pal’s response to PETA, the most visible critics of her DogGate Facebook photo flap, is classic Palin: brash, blustery, and bolstered by the certainty that her way is the right one. While the response within the Facebook comments ran strongly against letting her six-year-old son Trig stand on the family dog to get to the sink, Palin chose to respond to PETA, with whom she’s scuffled a good many times in the past.

Her whole response is lengthy and meandering; you can check it out on the reality star’s own Facebook page if you’d like. Here’s a sample:


Dear PETA,

Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog….Aren’t you the same anti-beef screamers blogging hate from your comfy leather office chairs, wrapped in your fashionable leather belts above your kickin’ new leather pumps you bought because your celebrity idols (who sport fur and crocodile purses) grinned in a tabloid wearing the exact same Louboutins exiting sleek cowhide covered limo seats on their way to some liberal fundraiser shindig at some sushi bar that features poor dead smelly roe (that I used to strip from our Bristol Bay-caught fish, and in a Dillingham cannery I packed those castoff fish eggs for you while laughing with co-workers about the suckers paying absurdly high prices to party with the throw away parts of our wild seafood)? I believe you call those discarded funky eggs “caviar”. Yeah, you’re real credible on this, PETA. A shame, because I’ll bet we agree on what I hope is the true meaning of your mission – respecting God’s creation and critters.


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That’s some gourmet misdirection right there. By generalizing about some of PETA’s own hypocrisies (and there are many), Palin hopes that some people will forget about the dog entirely. It’s not like any credible person is asking for Trig’s and the dog’s weight in order to calculate the force imparted by a little boy using the dog as a ladder. Both sides of this particular (and poorly-framed) debate have a lot to answer for. But it does seem reasonable to suggest two things: 1) Maybe don’t stand on your housepets? Just as a general rule? And 2) Maybe have your still-developing youngest child use a stable stepping stool, instead of a potentially very unstable pet?

Also, just as a quick aside: The dog in question has two names. The Palins named her Jill Hassadah. Interesting choices. You don’t often see a dog with a full name. Outside of literary humor, that is.

And, if nothing else, now we know where the Palins stand on the age-old “Dogs vs. Caravans” question.



(Photo credits: S-Pal on Facebook)

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