Before I even start I know what many of you are going to say, “Who cares about the Palins?” While many people feel that way (and I completely understand that sentiment), there’s no denying that the family, particularly Sarah Palin, still has a lot of influence over conservatives.
Whether or not liberals like her really doesn’t matter, because conservatives (especially “the base”) still do listen to what she has to say. Which is why I’ve found this whole “drunken brawl” situation so interesting. Because, as most of us know, a big “calling card” to Palin’s propaganda is this idea that she’s a representative for “good, wholesome, Christian values.”
Which makes me curious how a late night drunken brawl at a party in Alaska, along with her daughter Bristol (who famously had a baby as a teenager out of wedlock and was apparently the most violent person at this party) qualifies the Palins as representatives of “good Christian values.” Not that I am judging them. But it’s interesting that she’s rallied against several issues (such as abortion and same-sex marriage) based on her belief in “good Christian values,” yet this is how her family behaves.
Well, according to the newly released official police reports, this little brawl was quite the scene.
Officer Justin Blake described arriving to find a group of people heading toward a long white limousine parked in the street. Blake noted a strong smell of alcohol coming from the group. Track Palin, shirtless and bloodied, was being led into the limousine by several others, who appeared “intent on keeping him away from me,” the officer wrote.
Korey Klingenmeyer [the homeowner where this event took place] told police that a fight had broken out in the cul-de-sac in front of the home, and he had asked guests not to get involved. A few minutes later, Bristol and Willow Palin came around the back of the house, and Bristol looked like she wanted to start a fight, Klingenmeyer said.Klingenmeyer asked her to leave, he told police. “Who the fuck are you?” she responded. He told her he was the homeowner, and she responded that he didn’t own the house and she would “kick his ass.”“He says then that she hits him in the face. He says he then tells her to hit him again if it makes her feel better and she does. He says he lets her hit him 5-6 times in the face and that she was hitting pretty hard. After about the sixth punch he grabbed her fist as she punched again and he pushed back and she falls down. He says she gets up and tries to punch him again and he grabs her fist again and pushes her away and she falls down again.”
The fight escalated as Track and another man began swinging punches at Klingenmeyer, the homeowner told officer Benjamin Nelson. At that point several men stepped in to help him, Klingenmeyer told Daily.“A fight broke out and the Palins ended up losing. (Klingenmeyer) said after it was over that Bristol came up and tried to hit him again but he didn’t let her.”
Matthew McKenna told police that during the fight he picked Bristol up, carried her into the street and put her down. “At that point, Todd and Sarah Palin were there asking what happened and he told them to leave. Nobody listened and yet another fight started,” officer Adolf wrote.Officer John Daily described Bristol Palin as “heavily intoxicated and upset.” She told Daily that Klingenmeyer had pushed her to the ground and dragged her across the lawn after she had attempted to confront a woman about hitting her younger sister, Willow Palin.
At least two fights appear to have broken out during the party, according to witness statements: a fight involving Track and Todd Palin, and one involving Bristol Palin. Seven witnesses verified Klingenmeyer’s account of being punched in the face repeatedly by Bristol Palin.
Mind you, this all happened around midnight. Again, I am not judging this behavior. But then again I’m not part of a family where the mother is often seen on television telling Americans what is or isn’t “morally acceptable.”
And I’m not exactly sure where I see “wholesome Christian values” in a drunken brawl where parents and children are out together until around midnight, and the adults are so intoxicated that police reported “a strong smell of alcohol coming from the group.”
Not slight, or moderate – strong. Meaning that this family wasn’t out late at night just having a few adult beverages. They were out cruising in a limo fairly intoxicated.
My gosh, what would Jesus think?
But, by all means, I would love to see Palin show up on my television screen here soon to tell me how Americans need to follow “good, Christian family values.” Please.