Now, as a huge dog and animal lover myself, the pictures are a little disconcerting. While I’m not going to say this was “animal abuse,” I still wasn’t too thrilled to see a child using a pet as a step stool. While it’s true the dog could have probably moved if it was in some kind of incredible discomfort, that’s not really the point. The point is that pet owners shouldn’t risk putting their pets in discomfort and possibly injure them by letting a child essentially walk on them.
But this little Facebook post from Palin apparently grabbed the attention of PETA. Now, before going forward, even though I’m an avid animal lover I’m by no means a fan of PETA. In going along with my general dislike for radicals of any kind, PETA takes animal advocacy to an extreme level that I just can’t support.
I’ve literally gotten emails from them telling me the “dangers” of eating salmon. When a doctor tells me all the health benefits of salmon, and an animal rights group tries to discredit proven medical science to push an agenda, that’s pretty much when you lose me.
Now, my feelings about PETA aside, Palin apparently felt the need to respond to her critics (especially PETA) over these photos. And it was every bit the babbling word salad you would expect from someone as ridiculous as Sarah Palin.
First, she tried to use a photo Ellen DeGeneres posted on her show’s Facebook page of a child standing on a dog to somehow show the “hypocrisy” of her critics. Which sounds great, except – this was just a random picture Ellen posted. It wasn’t her dog or her child stepping on the dog. Oh, and most of the comments on the post criticized Ellen for using that picture and promoting what many considered irresponsible behavior toward animals.
Then what would a Palin post be without a shot at President Obama? And, of course, she mentioned the fact that he ate dog meat when he was a child living in Indonesia. Because comparing a grown adult mother allowing her young child to step on a family pet is exactly like a child being told to eat dog meat in a foreign country by his mother.
So, in this desperate comparison she’s essentially comparing her mentality as a 50-year-old adult female to that of a 6 to 10-year-old Barack Obama.
Actually, that does sound about right.
But then she set her sights on PETA in what I can only describe as gibberish:
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”.
Like I said, gibberish.
It’s like I pointed out a few months ago, something just seems really “off” with Palin here lately. Not that she’s ever really seemed all that together, but even for her something just hasn’t seemed right. Let’s not forget that it wasn’t too long ago that her family was involved in some strange, late night drunken brawl where apparently Bristol’s 5-year-old child was out cruising with the intoxicated family.
Maybe her continued irrelevancy in the political world is finally getting to her. Because while she still maintains a strong following among conservative voters, which still makes her relevant on some levels, her influence on our actual government is essentially non-existent. She’s gone from Governor of Alaska and GOP Vice Presidential candidate, two fairly prominent positions, to essentially being no more important than Glenn Beck or Ann Coulter.
And this latest absurd Facebook rant is just another reminder to everyone of just how relieved we should be that this woman never became Vice President of the United States.