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Who’s the Real Peeper? Palin v. Neighbor in New Show for TLC.

Alas, we have been ignoring her but she has not fulfilled her end of the bargain and gone away. Far from it.

Last week I received a lovely email invitation from TLC asking me if I’d like to attend an open house event in New York City for bloggers and online media to learn more about Sarah Palin’s Alaska. It was a nice invitation and it assured me that the show was not  “political.”  I passed.  Even I have my limits. I hope I have your forgiveness.

Those in attendance were treated to a little extra sneak peak of the series.  But we, out in the regular world have also been treated to little teasers – little nuggets – from the upcoming series which have been provided to us in the form of video clips designed to tantalize us, to make us itch to watch the full show, to introduce us to the wild rugged beauty of Alaska, and… to listen to Sarah and Todd whine about their neighbor? Yes, it’s true.  Once more the Palins have dragged author Joe McGinniss into the spotlight.  “Is it possible that they are this blindingly obsessed, this much in love with their own “victimhood” – this dazzlingly dysfunctional, this stunningly juvenile?  Yes, my friends. It is not only possible, it’s worse than you think.

Let me start by giving a little background about Palin and Joe the Neighbor. The house next door to the Palins came knocking on McGinniss’ door right before he was about to rent a place in my neighborhood.  Yes, he could have been MY neighbor, but I can’t blame him for taking advantage of the other opportunity.  It was a great deal, and the location was certainly interesting.  It is a free country after all, and just like Palin’s Tea Party like to tell us, what we do with our own lives on our own land is our own business, and nobody should be able to tell us what to do, right?

Now certainly the Palins were bound to be peeved about it.  But McGinniss made it clear from the very beginning that he’d be doing nothing to invade their privacy.  Todd popped over to greet the new neighbor and McGinniss made sure to tell him in person who he was and that nothing in the book would have anything to do with what happened on the other side of the then 8-foot fence – no descriptions, no photographs, nothing.  As a matter of fact, McGinniss was a bit of a stickler about keeping gawkers and papparazzi seeking pictures away, and he never took pictures himself.

Now the Palins on the other hand, have reveled in the invasion of McGinniss’ privacy, posting a picture of him on Palin’s Facebook page, and allowing the TLC camera crew to film him without his permission from their yard.

Perhaps McGinniss should have built another wall on his side, or shuttered off his dining room window so the Palins couldn’t peer down from their bedroom above his roof line and try to read his computer monitor, or see what brand of cereal he eats.

Doubtless, McGinniss will be writing about his summer next door to the Palins, but the real story is not Palin weeding or Track mowing the lawn, which won’t be talked about at all.   The interesting part of the whole experience (as it often is with Palin) is her reaction to it, from the Facebook post to the interview with Chris Wallace, to the focus on it in Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Apparently, having a journalist living next door is what it takes to draw the Middle Schoolers to the water fountain… for months.  Temperament to lead? Think about it.

With that, on to our featured video.  This one is worth one of those packets of microwave popcorn you have sitting in the cabinet.  I’ll wait.

My comments are in red.

Sarah narrating:  Where I like to do a lot of my writing and researching, especially on a beautiful day, is on our cement slab where I get to take in the beauty of the lake.

For non-Alaskan readers, a “cement slab” is known to you as a “patio.” Writing and researching? Is this where she Googles quotes from the founding fathers so she can find “favorites” for her new book?

Todd: Get some work done?

Sarah: (whispering) Yeah. Are you ready?

Todd: Are you comfortable up here?

Sarah:  I am if you want to peek around the corner and see if he’s over there.

Sarah narrating:  But our behavior has certainly changed this summer because of this new neighbor. (shot of Joe McGinniss sitting on his porch reading a book, oblivious to the camera)

Let’s see. Is anyone keeping count?  I think this is the second time that a picture of Joe McGinniss minding his own business on his porch has been published by Sarah Palin without his permission. How many pictures of her or her family have you seen from Joe McGinnis? ZERO.

Todd: He’s probably over there.

Sarah: Do you want me to look?

Todd: No, that’s OK.

Sarah: You need to drill out a little tiny hole there – a peep hole – and let me look through and see where he is.

>screechy brake noise<  I rewind to make sure I hear this correctly. Sarah Palin wants to drill a “PEEP HOLE” in the fence so she can spy on her neighbor and see where he is? SHE wants to drill a peephole to spy on her neighbor. She wants to DRILL a PEEP HOLE to spy on HER neighbor? OK, I’ll stop saying it out loud, but I’m still thinking it.

Todd: Our summer fun has been taken away from us because of a new neighbor next door who’s writing a hit piece on my wife.  I mean life’s about being productive, but these people want to seek and destroy.

These people want to seek and destroy.”  I guess this is that non-political part.

Sarah: He doesn’t need to see what I’m reading or writing, right?

Todd: Yeah.

I had no idea that Joe McGinniss was in possession of the super magnifying x-ray vision required to read a computer screen across two back yards and through a fence.  Amazing.

Sarah: Todd and his buddies got out there and built a 14 foot fence, and he’s very thankful for that. And by the way it’s a good example, what we just did, others could look at, and say “Oh, this is what we need to do secure our nation’s border.

Hmm. I’m guessing that Todd and Track went to Home Depot down the road, purchased some premade fencing and stuck it on there with a big staple gun. And all the Mexicans who will be thwarted in their attempts to enter the country by this masterful piece of engineering will be thrilled to know that it actually fell over a few weeks ago when confronted with…. wind.

Sarah: I want Piper to play on the other side of the house too, OK?

Because we wouldn’t want some creepy obsessed person drilling a peep hole in the fence and watching to see what was going on… Oh, wait.

Sarah narrating: Because I think it’s an intrusion and an invasion of our privacy and I don’t like it.  Some reporters said I was overreacting, and I wanted to ask them, “How would you feel if some dude who you knew was out to getcha moved in fifteen feet away from your kids? How would you feel?”

Apparently unconvinced that McGinnis is unable to see what she’s writing from behind the fence in the front yard, we see a shot of Palin sitting in the bed of a pickup truck behind the fence in the back yard. It is here, apparently, where she must go to do her writing and researching en plain air, deprived of the view of the lake. Ohhhh, the drama.

Moral of the story:  Don’t deliberately build your house too close to the neighbor because you’re the mayor and you can get away with it.  And if you have 25 million dollars, you might want to continue to rent the house like you were doing before, or buy the house outright yourself, because you don’t get to tell people what they can do with their own personal property.

And if the “buddies” that supposedly helped Todd build the fence were also the buddies who helped build the house, you might want to have that thing inspected.  Some crazy mayor got rid of the building codes in Wasilla and I hear it might get windy this winter.



241 Responses to “Who’s the Real Peeper? Palin v. Neighbor in New Show for TLC.”
  1. clydedog says:

    I can not believe they would even air this crap. Thankfully I get TLC Canada and they sure don’t have it on here.

  2. Guido says:

    What a ‘tard, I only say that because I truly believe she is the original and wouldn’t want to offend her with being called a retard.

  3. Moose Pucky says:

    Sarah Palin’s Alaska is about Sarah Palin’s Alaska. It appears, after the last election, that that is about 30% of Alaska. The unfavorability rating of Sarah Palin’s Alaska by the other 70% is high.

    In today’s media market–30% is good enough apparently. I don’t have to watch Sarah Palin’s Alaska, myself, however. Yay!!!

    In my own community, those voters in tune with Sarah Palin’s Alaska penciled out to 26%–way too high for comfort. I see Sarah Palin’s Alaska pitting former friends and neighbors against each other, the way she divides the nation. I find that all very sad.

  4. AlaskaDisasta says:

    Uhoh….sneak “peak”. Is that a sneaky mountain top? Sneak peek, maybe?

  5. Ashkee Colorado says:

    I’d love to see a picture of that blown down fence. What a beautiful refudiation of those pesky Building Codes, also too.

  6. In Ohio says:

    1st – Todd is such a completely well-trained man slave, that’s what Palin needs to write about!

    2nd – How rude the Palin house is! They build that commercial looking monster not even 20 feet away from the other house. I bet the owners of that little house loved that one.They need to set up a pig pen on her property line.

    3rd – I have always owned trucks and am a computer professional. I can’t imagine sitting on my tailgate in the front drive way to work! That was either definitely for show or Mistress Palin is one weird customer. Of course I actually need and use my trucks, so they’re actual 4wd that take a bit of a hop to get up on the tailgate. Maybe Todd only has toy trucks that sit lower with cushy bed liners.

    Finally, if this gets into the TLC program then you know Palin had creative control. This has nothing to do with Alaska (except to make it look even more worse)… and everything to do with her desire to boast about what a victim she is while popping off a “strategy statement” about border control. Only problem is those pre-fab fence pannels were probably imported 🙂

    BTW – Did the fence really blow down? I swore the first time I saw it that the fence wouldn’t make it through the first season becaue they’ve added HUGE wind load to a fence that was only designed for 6 or 8 feet height. I’d love to see pics of the the fence when it was bowled over!

    I really want to know how Palin trained Todd so well. It must be nice to have a live-in Butler with benefits. My husband would recommend medications if I wanted to drill a peep hole to spy on my neighbor… of couse, the neighbor is 1/4 mile away so its not a problem for us.

  7. DF says:

    OK, I gotta say — I wouldn’t want someone next door who was publicly writing about me! I give that to Palin. I understand the Whys and Wherefores of McGinnis’s choice. But, if part of the reason was to provoke the Palin family, McGinnis could have done that if he picked a rental in Deadhorse!

    So, Palin chooses her Alaskan Documentary to whine and complain? Of course. One can get a lot of mileage out of provoking the Palins. The word salad (with croutons) is just adorable, don’t you think?

  8. Fireman515 says:

    Has anyone else noticed that the original fence (that the Palins built on to) was built to keep the Palins out?

  9. JUST A THOUGHT says:

    The Wasilla Hillbillies are laughing all the way to the bank. McSame introduced
    his “sex kitten” to us and $arah learned quickly that she could make big bucks
    as a “political” prostitute. The Palin brand is making money for newspapers,
    t.v. and news networks, Hollywood – why it is a three ring circus. Once the money
    stops flowing, the Wasilla Hillbillies will be history.

  10. g says:

    Hmm. I’m guessing that Todd and Track went to Home Depot down the road, purchased some premade fencing and stuck it on there with a big staple gun.

    If they were in the lower 48, they probably hired undocumented Mexican laborers to build it for them.

    • Bretta says:

      The wealthy republicans in this country cannot get along without the cheap undocumented labor, so despite Joke Miller’s Berlin Wall and all the fences $Palin’s men could build the rich are not going to keep the Mexicans from coming to Murika.

  11. dreamgirl says:

    I love Joe McGuinnis for standing up for his character and reputation, but what I rilly want to know… is Bristol abstinence-preggers again? We might see a new prop du jour in about 4 months….

    • Bretta says:

      The snark polls are running about 3:1 that Bristol is preggers – she probably expected (oops) to get kicked off long ago but $Palin-bots keep voting to keep her on, so she has to show up again next week. Meanwhile the costumes make her look more pregnant than her street clothes do —sooooo it just may all be a money-making ploy to sell advertising and viewership. The judges seem frustrated with her, and far better dancers have been kicked off – so it’s rubbernecking right now trying to see why someone like her is still on the show. Mark Ballas dances his ass off to cover for her but it is too obvious – even the judges told him to cool it.

  12. Desa Jacobsson says:

    Can anyone imagine McQuittyPants in the (gasp!) White House??????

    Palin: ” Mirror, mirror on th’…Todd, they’re stalking me again! Drill peep holes in all the doors and hide Piper!”

    Vice President Christine O’Donnell: ” Those are secret service guys, Muhdum President.”

    Palin: (blink)………………….”Secret? I didn’t know there was a service for secrets….like a dating service? ”

    Todd: ” I drilled the holes, Babe. ”

    Palin: ” Even in the roundy room? ”

    Vice President O’Donnell: ” That’s the Oval Office. ”

    Palin: ” The oval what? ”

    O’Donnell: ” Office. ”

    Palin: ” Oh……..(blink)…..I didn’t know they came like thaaat……maybe Todd can fix it…after he drills holes in the funny red phone. No telling where McGuinness is peeking at ”

    O’Donnell: ” That’s the Hot Line. In case of national security. ”

    Palin: ” I didn’t know they named a phone after me….(grin…blink….primp primp)….what’s this funny button? ”

    Secret Service: ” Mrs. President, the King and Queen are waiting at the Portico. You’ll have to go and have tea with them. The press are waiting too. ”

    Palin: “…(blink)…………………….Waiting at a port-a-go?….Like a rent-a-potty?……..Has Todd drilled peep holes in them too therefore also then again? “

  13. Baker's Dozen says:

    That first clip of the show they put out with her “mountain climbing” badly, kayaking badly, and sayin’ she just wanted to be free did indeed have the best parts of the show. This clip of the back yard scene (she probably calls it a cement slab because it’s actually a parking place, not a patio) is seriously boring if you aren’t interested in all her contradictions and so on.

    As for reality shows, we watched one once where the guy was supposed to be miles from anywhere in the Sierras, surviving. He showed a lake and my husband and I looked at each other and said, weren’t we just there? Sure enough, pulled up the pics from our picnic outing from the weekend before, and there was the same lake. Just take the boat across the lake, hike up ten minutes, and there you are. Now, there aren’t many people there because the location is just outside Yosemite Park. But with the boat ride and driving your vehicle up the access road to the boat, it isn’t 30 minutes from why 120. We were laughing away. Later, he was “surviving” in a river we swam in all the time. We recognized the location for that, too. Could even get a glimpse–very quickly–of the roadway, if you knew where to look and played it back several times. I imagine Sarah Peeplin’s show was made the same way. Wilderness around the corner from the 7-11.

  14. leenie17 says:

    If she gets this tweaked about a guy reading a book on the deck next door, how the hell would she handle the leader of North Korea testing missiles and the president of Iran making threats to build nuclear weapons if she were (God forbid) POTUS???

    The possibilities simply boggle the mind.

  15. Marnie says:

    Does anybody else get the feeling that the TLC crew just punked Sarah?

    • Sheesh says:

      Actually Marnie….I had that very thought when I first saw the trailer (see comment #50). These are such blatantly absurd comments that it would almost seem that someone in the editing room deliberately chose those three comments because of the absurdity. I mean…come on…family comes first for Palin? She’d rather be outdoors than making beaucoup bucks on a book tour or feeding her narcissism with a political office?

    • Baker's Dozen says:

      I think that there were at least some on the crew ready to catch her at her worst–and make her look even worser than that. And I think they may have succeeded.
      My cousin is a Palin fan, but he’s also an outdoor fanatic and has done all that stuff for real. This show may actually open his eyes about what she really is because he can smell fake outdoorsmen (and women) from a mile away.

  16. Jerry G says:

    I still think it’s funny Paylin’s fans think she lives off the land in the wilds of Alaska — instead of 100 yards from a Best Western Motel and 200 yards from a four-lane highway.

  17. mocha says:

    I had a hard time getting past how matted and nasty her hair looked.

  18. Zyxomma says:

    Oh, AKM, I admire your fortitude, dry wit, and seemingly unlimited ability to take one for the team.

    $P, I find nothing to admire about you. Many people, even my boyfriend, confuse concrete and cement, so I’ll let that pass. I hope you’re ready to part with some serious cash when great author Joe McGinniss’s lawyers confront you with your invasion of his privacy. Btw, you suck. Rilly.

    And AKM, thanks again for recommending Going to Extremes. Great, rich read, and I savored every page. Ready to pre-order both McGinniss and Dunn.

  19. Terpsichore says:

    Someone’s probably already said this, but if anyone thinks this whole thing is not fabricated and scripted, they are the idiot.

    A couple of lame ad libs here and there does not make it ‘reality’.

  20. Sheesh says:

    I have to laugh every time I see the promo for the show.

    * “Family comes first, it’s just gotta be that way.” Really now Sarah…is that so?

    * “How come we can’t ever just be satisfied with tranquility?” Said in her screechy, enough-to-wake-a-hibernating-bear-mid-winter voice.

    * “I’d rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office. I’d rather be out here being free.” Lets make sure someone preserves that video clip for 2012 and please, Sarah, no one is stoppin’ ya from being out there free and all….go for it girl!

    Lord….how long to we have to endure this train-wreck of a family?

  21. skunkcabbage says:

    Check this out! Looks like Ms. Palin may have just put her foot in her mouth once too often!

  22. skunkcabbage says:

    You know what’s really funny about this? Every time Palin mentions Joe McGinnis’s name his publisher smiles and smiles and orders a few more boxes of books to printed. She has no idea of how much free advertising she is giving the book.

  23. Jen says:

    Todd and Sarah Palin are such embarrassing Alaskans. Give us a Break! They are absolute dorks! Please just shut up Sarah! Nobody is out to get ya! You just need to think so so you can feel alive. Just friggin’ Pathetic. And, please do not make your way back to Kodiak. We know you are idiots. The stories are a flyin’ around here about your weird visit to Afognak.

    • GA Peach says:

      “The stories are a flyin’ around here about your weird visit to Afognak.”


    • Bretta says:

      “The stories are a flyin’ around here about your weird visit to Afognak.”
      Inquiring minds want to know.
      Pretty Please?

      • Desa Jacobsson says:

        Bretta, the visit to Afognak was one of her fake visits, feigning interest in the lives of fellow Alaskans. (snort!) This was in light of the crisis villagers faced in Marshall, Eagle and Emmonak. She flew OVER them, AROUND them but never landed. Her fellow fake christian, Franklin-I-felt-the-presense-of-Satan-when-I-was-in-Hooper-Bay-Graham flew to a village with top ramen noodles instead of visiting Emmonak. They landed in a village that had no crisis too therefore also again then again.

  24. SouthernYankee says:

    This woman has no shame. OMG, none. Can you picture her president and if someone pisses her off she’ll send a bomb over. She is down right nuts. The sad thing is some teabagger would make her wishes come true. Keith O. said “this woman is an idiot”. Boy is he right on.

  25. Bretta says:

    “$arah Palin’s Special Dancing with the Stars”
    “$arah Palin Teaches Ethics at Beck University”
    “$arah Palin’s Guide to Abstinence for Your Teenagers”
    “$arah Palin’s Guide to Adopting Your Bastard Grandchildren”
    “$arah Palin Proves the Axiom: Expert, a Drip Under Pressure”

  26. A Fan From Chicago says:

    I think this show is a waste of Sarah’s talents. Who cares about a bunch of dead lakes, funny sounding animals and and boring tundra. “Look Rill Amerikans, watch Todd and me climb a scarey glacier.” Yawn.

    No, there is so much more she can show us. So much more we can admire about her skills. So many other things she can do to make us lover her more. Just a few thoughts:

    “Sarah Palin’s Jurassic Park” – Watch Sarah and her brood walk around a lush paradise with the same dinosaurs her forefathers walked with 6,000 years ago.

    “Sarah Palin: To Catch a Predator” – Join Sarah and NBC’s Chris Hansen as they track down pedophiles preying on her children at base ball games, on the streets of Los Angeles, over the back fence, during book tours and about town.

    “Sarah Palin’s Halloween IX” – Watch Sarah Palin and Pastor Muthee drive out witches, demons, hobgoblins and liberal Democrats from local Wasilla Churches.”

    “Sarah Palin’s Biggest Losers” – Follow the wacky exploits of Sarah’s endorsed candidates as they lie through their teeth, blow millions in family wealth, run from the media, and crash and burn on election night.

    “Sarah Palin’s Amazing Race” – Where Sarah and her biggoted, right-wing friends use overt and subtle language, protest signs and dog whistles to demean Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and other folks who are “Not Like You.”

    “Sarah Palin’s Discovery Channel” – Watch as Sarah and Todd learn that their Perfect Family image is a total crock; her approval ratings have fallen below the Mendoza line; most Republicans think she’s about as appealing as a case of shingles, and nobody really cares any more.

    I’m sure that’s just the begining.

  27. gm says:

    She has to be the victim. All the time. Without that, she ain’t got nutin. Also, funny that she doesn’t go sit at the chair and table over at the other side of her yard (see it as they are walking away) or next door in her new castle or on its grounds. Gotta sit close to Mcginniss’ house. Instead of solving a problem, she always goes for “Look at me! I’m the victim!”

    • Lainey says:

      true statement! she always looks for problems instead of solving them. can u imagine her in global leadership role? she would be antagonizing everyone until war started and then she would say THEY started it! she NEVER advanced mentally past Jr High! I can’t imagine teabaggers approving of anybody with stunted thinking…oops, did I say that?

    • Laurie says:

      You are exactly right. Since she has two houses (and maybe even still rents a third on the opposite side) why would she have to sit anywhere near the neighbor? To be a victim of course!

      Concrete slab is a term you would use with the contractor who will be pouring the slab. Patio is the term you use when it is part of your home.

      • Lainey says:

        you hit the nail on the head about the ‘slab’ vs patio. she cant even connect with her kids, let alone her ‘home’ or her ‘patio’… she is completely void. if I wasn’t so angry about her existence, I could feel sorry for her. BUT she is a cruel, unreasonably motivated machine of a woman, and our dealings with her threats to take over our country are going to be for many years to come b/c she is relatively young and WILL NOT STOP! …unless the powers that be do it. This/she can’t be God’s work! I know it isn’t.

  28. Lainey says:

    like comments re fence…hellooo palin (anybody home?), we already have a multi-million dollar fence on a portion of the southern border…if you read newspapers, you would know this…maybe if YOU were on the other side, the illegals would be very afraid as you would be peeping at them thru a hole. YOU ARE A MORON! I know you don’t believe in science, but you MUST leave your brain for research. I don’t ‘rilly’ know for what purpose…maybe they can discover why you talk in so many different folksy accents.

    • Bretta says:

      I think if scientists open that cranial vault it will be discovered that “Princess Wind Between the Ears” was perfectly named. Maybe TLC will film it for the Discovery Channel.

  29. GA Peach says:

    Many folks seem to think that $arah will run for POTUS in 2012. By 2012 I don’t think $he’ll be able to run. $he seems to think that in order to be news $he has to be ‘in’ the news every day. So $he can’t and won’t shut up. And that is going to ruin her for 2012.

    In my other life, long ago and far away, I was married to a regionally ‘famous’ personality. His star began to plummet when he became more concerned with his celebrity and less concerned with his message.

    $arah is at a HUGE disadvantage – $he has no message.

    Whether or not $he realizes it, every thing $he’s saying (and tweeting) is adding up. And nowadays, it’s all documented.

    Keep bringing it on, $arah. The stupidest words out of your mouth are yet to come. I can’t wait. You, $arah, are the worst enemy you have and (thank God) you’re going to shoot you down. Bless your heart.

    • leenie17 says:

      And the more desperate for the ever-waning attention she becomes, the more often she’s going to end up saying something stupid that will eventually come back to bite her in the surgically enhanced tushie. She craves the spotlight but forgets that it comes with strings attached…it’s all on tape, preserved for eternity.

    • dowl says:

      Yes. Lance the boil that is Mrs. Todd Palin.

  30. Megaera says:

    That stupid ass fence says it all. No class whatsoever.

  31. benlomond2 says:

    silly question.. is the fence owned by the Palins, the neighbor, or is it a Joint Ownership fence ? If the later two, did the Palins get permission from the other owner to add the height extension ? there ARE property rights for others, not just Sarah and Todd.. If they wanted total privacy , head on out to those vacation Cabins….

  32. Lacy Lady says:

    I know this is off subject, but Keith Obermann has been suspended for donating money to 3 canidates running in the election. hope everyone will sign the petition:

    Sign our emergency petition to MSNBC. Tell them to put Olbermann back on the air NOW!

    • fromthediagonal says:


      I am seriously contemplating sending Jeff Zucker, who was demoted… err.. reassigned in the ComCast takeover, an email and remind him to ask his parents of what the term “Gleichschaltung” meant in 1930ies Germany. I am sure he has been told at some time…

      (Ps. I’ll tell you: it means that the ruling party aligned all news print and radio to reflect the party line.
      It was a lot easier then, but it can be done even in the age of the Internet and we have slid a long way down that path to the “even-swiiching” of all channels of communications.
      Is KO targeted because he supports Net Neutrality?
      Think about it and sign the petition…

    • Signed already. I first heard the tail end of the story on NPR when I was driving home.

  33. kejia says:

    The episode list used to be up on the website at
    It has been removed & I can’t find it w/ google cache. Fortunately, someone preserved the best part:

    “Sarah’s freezer is almost empty and winter is approaching. She embarks on an epic caribou hunting trip with her father, Chuck and friend Steve Becker. They travel 500 miles from the nearest city, above the Arctic Circle in search of a caribou for food.”

    • Lilybart says:

      AAAHHHHH the family will starve if mama griz doens’t bag a ‘bou!

      Shameless BS.

    • Krubozumo Nyankoye says:

      Makes one wonder how much food you could buy with what it costs to travel 500 miles and back in the Alaska bush. What is the market rate for caribou in Anchorage today? Are caribou bellies traded on the commodity exchanges in Chicago and New York? Is the grifter now gaming the comex?

      • Bretta says:

        My co-worker got a moose last month and packed home about 400 pounds of meat – he figures he spent a $1.26 a pound. Of course some of the meat is still at the processor (hamburger and sausage) so there is additional cost.

        He didn’t fly in, though, they hiked in, then the rest of his party had to go home just after he bagged his – so he ended up dressing it and packing out by himself – but he says he still shares with the rest of the party because that’s how they do it every year.

        A flight to Barrow used to be $800 RT but a flight to hunt caribou above the Arctic Circle by a private guide is at least $3,000 not including tags and license. A caribou isn’t going to give you 200 pounds of meat, so that is $15 per pound. Oh, same as a fillet of halibut at the store.

    • CGinWI says:

      Because they can’t drive to the supermarket? I assume there is one in Wasilla? Or at least in Anchorage? Oh, it has to be caribou for food. Because, um, because….. um, why exactly does it have to be caribou that fills the freezer so the family won’t starve over the winter?

    • North of the Range says:

      500 miles from the nearest city, above the Arctic Circle?

      Oh, I guess Fairbanks either is not a city, or they were out on the Beaufort Sea somewhere looking for some caribou. That I’d pay to see, actually.

      These people really know their stuff when it comes to Alaska.

    • Gimme-a-break, Sarah says:

      This episode was gone by the time I got there. I’m not much of a TV watcher so I’ve seen only one of the episode promos for this show – the one with the bears. But just now I went to the TLC website and – holding my nose – watched about three of them.

      I have to say that this program looks absolutely disgusting. Sure Alaska is its usual gorgeous self. But the whole thing reminded me of nothing so much as a movie magazine from the 60s — the kind where they have articles that give you a glimpse into the personal life of your favorite starlet by following her around for a few days while she does things like shop for clothes, play baseball with her kid brother, eat dinner with her family and squabble with siblings about whose turn it is to do dishes, as well as including a few bits about her on the set of her latest movie and how she feels about her co-stars.

      This whole series looks to be nothing but a big Sarah Palin commercial. “Gee…. Look how she interacts with her kids. Isn’t she just such a normal person? Isn’t she just such a good mom?” “Isn’t she brave how she ventures out there knowing they will probably run into bears?” “Isn’t she brave trekking up that mountain?” “Doesn’t she look cute in her fishing (hunting, mountain–climbing, etc) get-up?”

      Showing her in various settings where we’re supposed to see how brave and smart and common sensical she is — all qualities “we shure do wunt in arr next prezuhdint!”

      Alas….holding my nose while watching did not prevent me from getting nauseated….

  34. Wasilla Joe says:

    How much you wanna bet that clip containing Tod and Sarah scheming to invade Joe’s privacy will be cut out?

  35. Winski says:

    I tell you…this kind of complete horseshitery, to a ‘normal’ group of humans, should be considered total, self-induced lunacy…

    The couple of things the Swag-Hag left out of tall tale about the neighbor…

    1) It isn’t Joe McGinnis’s house – the house belongs to someone else.. it was there and that close when the other folks built it a few years ago… so this meme that Joe ruined your summer is complete, bogus made-up whine….

    2) It’s NOT YOUR STATE B*TCH! I can take a plane TONIGHT from here and be swimming in the PUBLIC LAKE in front of your lake-front shack in the morning so get your head outta your rear end and come back to the real world before you meld into the glowing, shimmering bubble of fox-slime you’re starting to smell like.


    • skunkcabbage says:

      I wouldn’t try swimming in that lake right now, even with a toxic waste suit on, it’s a bit icy at the moment. 😉

  36. Marnie says:

    Hopefully this actually is in the show when it airs, nd not just a political promo, since it show how petty she is.
    Lots of people who are TLC viewers but not Palinbots have neighbors from hell and will surely recognize Sarah as exactly that.

    So with any luck she will shave a few more % points off her already bad reputation.

  37. Progressive in VA says:

    Peeper Palin Packs a Pint of Piquant Pickles

  38. LibertyLover says:

    You know, that’s a pretty big house Palin has there. BIG windows. Seems like she could do her “writing and researching” just inside with a view of the water. Open a window if it’s a nice day. Or a screen door.

    She chose the back of a truck over the location of just inside her back cement slab (is that like a cement swimmin’ pond? like in the Beverly Hillbillies?)

  39. Wasilla Joe says:

    Two minute video from Sarah’s “ARCH ENEMY” tops anything with Sarah in it. The end is very touching.

  40. tallimat says:

    Gosh ya ‘all… Thank you for laughs in the comments, thank you for the laughs with the post akm !!!

    This is hiliarous all the way around.

    No about that “cement slab”… = bwaaaah ha ha ha ha …

    I just can’t stop laughing.

    In the meantime, the owner of the property next door should check that fence out for peeping palin holes.

  41. maelewis says:

    This note is really addressed to Sarah, because she needs some good advice right now. Please, Sarah, ease up. Joe has a deadline and a book to get out. If you keep supplying material for him, then he is going to have to add another chapter to that long book he is writing. He already added one chapter called “Releasing the Hounds of Hell” when your fans overwhelmed him with rude insults and theats of violence. Now, he is going to have to delay the publication of his book to add another chapter, “The Peep Hole in the Fence,” or “Who is spying on whom?”

    He has been burdened with the extra work of keeping track of all of your political endorsements, and how they turned out for people like Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnell. That chapter alone has set him back several weeks, along with the material called “I endorsed you, so, damn it, endorse me!” Now, Joe’s work is goiing to be delayed because he has to go through all of those reports about you being helicoptered midway up a mountain to make it look as if you were actually climbing it. There are other reports leaking out about the “Real in Reality.” And, please, Sarah, don’t call your show a documentary. Ken Burns makes beautiful documentaries about the United States. Yours is about as authentic as that book of Real Americans that some one wrote for you.

    I think that I have figured out what your problem is with Joe McGinniss. Your books and face book posts are ghost written. If you are writing anything on that cement slab, it probably reads “five crunchwraps, two mochas and three lattes.” You are jealous that Joe actually does write those books himself. Several times, he has taken on a project with his heart 100% dedicated to the subject he was going to write about. As the facts developed and came together, Joe began to see the picture clearly, even when he had intended to write a favorable book. He is just that good as a real journalist who knows how to talk to people and weave together strands of information to make a compelling tapestry. It’s more than you can ever hope to accomplish, no matter how many hours you spend on the cement slab with your blackberry in your hand. Chances are that you spent five minutes while the cameras were rolling, and then it was on to the next staged event in that unreal overpaid overhyped show that will air on a station that has long ago lost its own mission statement. It reminds me of another chapter for Joe’s book, “Nobody is learning anything on The Learning Channel.”

  42. BigPete says:

    “I mean life’s about being productive.”

    Didn’t Todd quit his job?

    • nswfm says:

      As did she. Plus, she’s a fake and a boob with fake Belmont boobs and fake hair. She’s the shiny object, distracting everyone from the country’s decent into hell, like the ending of The Grifters film. We’re pretty much Angelica Huston’s character in the elevator in the red dress at this point.

  43. Randall Thorpe says:

    Sarah is so cute in that video teaser. What charm & charisma she has! Can’t wait to see every episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”. That Todd Palin is one lucky man.

    • Bretta says:

      Yup… the christian satan is all charm & charisma. She is personified.

    • ks sunflower says:

      Sarcasm?? Hope so. If not, scary – sad and scary.

      If sarcasm – needs a bit of work. Much too well written – I mean, “rill” sentences and proper spelling. Can’t be from a Palinbot. Must be sarcasm. hehe

    • Desa Jacobsson says:

      Randall Thorpe, don’t drink her tea….it’s kool aid. Ohhh….too late.

    • Desa Jacobsson says:

      Randall Thorpe, don’t drink the tea. It’s fool aid.

      Ding a ding ding ding

    • Um, yeah, right, Randall, she’s just as cute as the tarantula we saw at the Pacific Science Center yesterday. I didn’t look at it very long and certainly hope to never see one again. Same goes for Sarah and Todd.

      You were trying to be funny, weren’t you?

    • MonaLisa (inCT) says:

      Thor, sweetie. Whats’a’matter, they won’t play with you on HuffPo anymore?

      She’s still never going to ‘do’ you, you know.

  44. I See Villages from my House says:

    That Sarah continually tries to pull of this image that she reads anything in actual print and not emailed by a Prayer Warrior to her Blackberry is the biggest comedy of all.

  45. tigerwine says:

    As Irishgirl entioned, this was up on IM also, and to save time, I’m copying my response here.

    Prepare for a rant! Just like lots of you, I was amazed that the first part of this so-called “reality” show to introduce folks outside AK to the wonders of the state, began with SP on her “cement pad” writing or reading, forget which. She rhapsodizes about looking over polluted Lake Lucille, and not being able to do this with Joe McGinnis as her neighbor. I hope Joe tells in his book that the house was a half-way house before he moved in. Where was all the furor from the Palins then?

    Am I the only one who noticed how pristine that “cement pad” was? Just like her just-purchased waders in the photo op she took while supposedly help Todd set his nets. Now, I ask all of you with kids: With 5 kids, would your patio only contain a table and a couple of chairs? Where are all the other places for folks to sit? The skate boards, bikes, and other kid paraphenalia that usually litter the family outdoor gathering place? It’s just like when Todd had to run to a neighbors to borrow moose meat to make a chili/soup for a reporter.Wish she would fix her family some of that great AK salmon once in a while!

    What a fake.

    • Bretta says:

      Remember when she quit the Guv and some reporter filmed her out in Bristol Bay? Her gear was all new then, too, and you could hear Todd tell her don’t touch anything – you’ll mess it up.

    • ks sunflower says:

      Okay, if you and Irishgirl are owning up to your comments on IM, I guess I should as well.

      I have to admit, she brought out my own suppressed mean girl. I thought about what would upset her the most and went with that. I should feel ashamed, but really, someone has to remind her of what’s coming.

      “Sarah, you must learn how to age gracefully and stop this childish behavior. After all, on your next birthday you will be 47 years of age.

      “How did you get to middle age without learning the basics of adult behavior?

      “Time is running out. Study hard, after all:

      “1. In less than three years, you will be receiving your AARP membership application.
      “2. In just over eight short years, you will be eligible for the first Senior Citizen discounts when you shop.
      “3. Menopause, if you haven’t already begun the process, is just around the corner. Things begin to dry up, hang down, and wrinkle in places you’d never, ever suspect could, would or should wrinkle.

      “Gosh, Sarah, I tell you this in all sincerity, older women need all the grace they can muster. Otherwise, we are seen as harpies and shrews. Ruh-roh, just realized, it’s too late for that nugget of wisdom.

      “Please prove us all wrong by learning how to conduct yourself as a literate, sane and responsible adult. It would be your best revenge, and Jesus would smile on you because he would know how hard you had to work to reach the goal.”

  46. zyggy says:

    Sarah the Stalker, leave Joe McGinnis alone. I hope his lawyer can put an injunction from having the show aired, that would be awesome.

  47. Califpat says:

    I watch “Investagation Discovery” daily and have seen those ads of the coming 8 shows but I will definitely not be watching on those days!! Yuk!! My channel will be turned to another station!! D#mn, she is going to make me miss some good shows on ID!! She makes me sick!!!

  48. barbara says:

    how would you fill?! how would you fell! GITCHA! jeez. i think she will not grow up in this lifetime.

  49. prisonernumbersix says:

    Ah, Wasilla! That little bit of bear skat that fell from the sky, out from under which Sarah crawled, is not the location of McGinnis espionage – quite the reverse. It is a little, unremarkable Alaskan town with some good people. (I have been to Alaska six times and never fail to meet a majority of good people. Yes, even in much maligned Wasilla!) Sarah is their cross to bear – or bear to cross, if you like, but that’s not likely to happen.

    This is just normal, classic Palin, SSDD. Sarah Palin/Mama Grizzlies/Bear Skat

    Is it just me, or is everyone getting a little tired of this trumped-up Palin privacy debacle. I, for one, will gladly give her complete insular privacy FOREVER!.

    • fishingmamma says:

      I live near Wasilla. I have stood on the shore of that lake many times, and am always amazed by the weird weather pattern above her house. I named it “the swirling vortex of stupidity”.

  50. London Bridges says:

    Sarah is a lot like “I Love Lucy,” except she has no sense of humor and is not funny. In addition Lucy never thought she was qualified to be President or the moral voice of America.

  51. Irishgirl says:

    IM had the story up today as well. I responded there and am just going to cut and paste my response here too, also.

    OMG….where to start?
    First, what the hell happened to her hair? Secondly, she can surround herself with all the books in the world, but that won’t change the fact that she is a thick as a brick. The open spying on McGinniss was particularly bizarre. The cement slab and the table and chairs are obviously new (and ugly)and do nothing to improve the soullessness that emanates from that space. Mrs Palin, a few flowerpots would have brightened up your patio considerably.

    Both Todd and Sarah come across as D-rated actors – their performances are excrutiating and unbelievable. Todd is not at all comfortable in the presence of his “wife” and Sarah’s syrupy voice is simply repugnant.Of course she had to get her usual pedophile dig in at Joe. What a disgusting piece of work she is!

    All in all, I “fill” this particular clip did nothing to improve her image.

  52. Ruth McCavit says:

    Where can we start a “We support Joe McGinnis” collumn. I am so tired of hearing Sarah Palin complain about a very nice man, who just happens to be a very gifted and recognized author with many accolades. I am so happy he has decided to call her bluff. Joe McGinnis made many friends during his time in Alaska;what a shame she is so immature and childish. Too bad she could not bring herself to take advantage of his many insights-politically and otherwise.

  53. Enjay in E MT says:

    I listened to that bitty clip yesterday on the HuffPo

    “Sounds to me as if THEY did more spying on Joe McGinnis than he did on them. He wasn’t up there to SPY on the Palins — once again, he rented an available property – intending on having his family visit while there – he was not lurking – he did not try to hide the fact HE was there, he went over to introduce himself. Were they polite & neighborly – NO!

    This is the kind of behavior we will see if she ever gets near the White House. Won’t even speak to someone that has offended her personally. Be it a political or personal afront – this woman will use all her personal & political power for retribution to those that refuse to bow down before her.

    Get used to it – FORMER half term Gov., you are so far beyond FAIR game if you enter the race; from not only the Dems – but the GOP after costing them the Senate.”

  54. GreatGrey says:

    “I’m guessing that Todd and Track went to Home Depot down the road, purchased some premade fencing …”

    Ummm, Todd gets all his building supplies (windows, for example) at Spenard Builder’s Supply.

  55. Gramiam says:

    AKM darlin’, there has got to be a very special place in Blogger’s Heaven for you (a very long time from now, naturally). You continually amaze me with your unselfish, “take one for the team” attitude. Please know how very much you are appreciated by your kennel full of Mudpuppies.

  56. A Fan From Chicago says:

    Sarah to Todd: “Drill Baby Drill!!!”

    Yes indeed folks, this truly is “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” – petty, mean spirited, vindictive, coarse, paranoid, victimized, bs artist. Wow, eight weeks of this cr*p. That’ll keep me glued to the tv.

    I thought this was supposed to be about the wonders of Alaska, not imaginary peeping Tom neighbors and juvenile immigration policy. They should pay us to watch it.

  57. Carol says:

    I Do Not watch the ads for this “reality” show when they come on. I flip to any channel. I will not watch this disgusting program and i live in TN. So tired of the uneducated!

  58. Martha says:

    Aww shucks $arah……..who’s screwing who?

    You have lots of $$ now, enough to make a lawsuit worthwhile when you run your mouth like you do.

    The best way to hurt her is in her pocket book and media ventures.

    Way to go Joe!

    Yeah for McGunniss!!

    Joe McGinniss Wants to Be Taken Out of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”

    Posted Friday, November 05, 2010 5:26 PM | By David Weigel

    The premiere episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” began with the former governor’s piqued version of a minor scandal of the summer — author Joe McGinniss renting the house next to hers as he researched his biography of Palin.

    Today, McGinniss’s attorney Dennis Holahan has requested that McGinniss’s image be removed from the show as “he was not aware that any camera crew was in fact videotaping him,” and the description of him in the show was “defamatory.” (McGinniss has repeatedly objected to Palin’s assertion that he could, or even wanted to, spy on her kids from the house — an assertion she made again in the show.)

    Edward Sabin, COO
    Eileen O’Neill, President
    The Learning Channel (TLC)

    David Zaslav CEO
    Peter Liguori, COO
    Discovery Comm., LLC

    Mark Burnett, President
    Mark Burnett Productions

    RE: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” // Invasion of Privacy of Joe McGinniss

    Dear Ms. O’Neill, Mr. Sabin, Mr. Zaslav, Mr. Ligouri and Mr. Burnett:

    This law firm represents Joe McGinniss.

    It has come to our attention that the first episode (titled “Mamma Grizzly”) of the above referenced television show, scheduled to air on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 9:00 PM on TLC, contains unauthorized videotaped images of Mr. McGinniss which were obtained without his knowledge or consent.

    In addition, you have already placed a video clip containing this image of Mr. McGinniss on your website and it has been picked up and reproduced by the Huffington Post and many other online sites.

    Mr. McGinniss was not asked if any production crew could videotape him as he read a book on the secluded deck of the house he was living in at that time.

    He was not aware that any camera crew was in fact videotaping him.

    Mr. McGinniss had a reasonable expectation of privacy under those circumstances.

    The mere taking of the video therefore gives rise to an actionable claim for invasion of his privacy.

    The publication of the video on your website and in the television show constitutes an additional wrong – the unauthorized use of the likeness of Mr. McGinniss.

    Finally, the manner in which Ms. Palin describes Mr. McGinniss in the episode is defamatory: Mr. McGinniss has never invaded the Palins’ privacy, contrary to the many statements made by Ms. Palin and her husband, both prior to this television production, and now repeated in the episode referenced above.

    DEMAND IS HEREBY MADE upon each of you that all images of Mr. McGinniss be removed from any television show produced by any of you, and removed from any website controlled or operated by any of you.

    If you do not do so, Mr. McGinniss will be forced to pursue all his available remedies.

    Please confirm in writing by November 12, 2010, to this office that you will remove these images.

    Mr. McGinniss reserves all of his rights.

    If you would like to discuss any of the above, contact this office.

    Very truly yours,
    Dennis Holahan

    • LoveMyDogs says:


      GO Mr. McGuiness!!!

      I am amazed that TLC doesn’t know the rules. Journalists and filmmakers have to get signed releases/permission to use images from anyone who can be identified in a picture used in a piece for which they get money. I even did this for brochures for my business. Can they really be that dumb and think no one would call them on it?

    • Progressive in VA says:

      Ha ha! Guess Joe likes his freedoms too.

      • I See Villages from my House says:

        Do Fear the Peeper.

        • Progressive in VA says:

          Just for you, I See Villages….

          Came the full signs of madness
          And it was clear she wouldn’t go away
          Then a door opened and a drill appeared
          The wind blew and the fence disappeared
          The bats flew and her bots adhered
          (Saying, “Do be afraid”)

    • TNbluedot says:

      Good on Joe!!!
      Can you see Scarah’s head exploding???

    • Kilia says:

      Love this!!!!!
      Go Joe!!!!!!!!

    • curiouser says:

      Bravo, Joe! Bravo!!! Finally — someone with the means to stand up to the Palins’ nasty, vile tricks.

      Is it wrong for me to hope TLC keeps the clip in the show and we are blessed with some grand courtroom drama?

      Sarah must be so perplexed…and angry. You know neither she nor Todd can grasp the concept that Joe’s existence doesn’t warrant their harassment. He did, after all, dare to write that there wasn’t a gas pipeline…when there wasn’t a gas pipeline.

    • AKLynne says:

      Thanks for copying this letter from Dennis Holahan. It’s nice to have a reason to laugh! Karma, baby, karma.

    • MonaLisa (inCT) says:

      Aw!! I was kinda’ lookin’ forward to him suing her AFTER the whole nation got a chance to see her wanting a peep-hole drilled so she could spy on him!

      Oh, wait… ! 😉

      • Desa Jacobsson says:

        MonaLisa(inCT) JESUS WOULDN’T DRILL A PEEP HOLE!! This fake christian is, as Joe McGuinnes’ book title states, “Going to Extreme.”

        Ding a ding ding ding.

      • Nan (aka roswellborn) says:

        Well, from the date the letter was first posted to the date the show is to air is what – eleven days. From the sound of it, a substantial portion of that first episode deals with poor Sarah’s trials and tribulations (her take, not mine) with that neighbor issue.

        Is it even possible for a half hour (?) show to be completely re-edited within 11 days? Seems to me you might get your wish!

        Buy popcorn!

    • Krubozumo Nyankoye says:

      Lovely, puro ouro. It does seem a bit mild though, in my view the defamation has alread happened now that these clips are in the public domain.

      This could get interesting, considering that McGinniss has an established track record as an author and has probably made a few millions from his several books, he might be able to take the Palins to the cleaners here. It would sure be a pity if her ascendency to wealth and fame all came crashing down within two or three years because she over-reached so badly in making public claims about a private individual.

      I’ll never see and of these “Learning channel” (the irony of that name is enough to gag a maggot) clips or episodes but one of my climber friends from the old days wrote to me describing scenes of the climbing adventure as “slogging around on a snow field”. This is pertinent because as reported here by AKM she was promoting that she was climbing a significant and technically difficult peak in the Alaska Range. She tried to pick something so obscure that no one would have heard of it and obfuscated it a bit further by getting the name wrong but that didn’t prevent curious and knowledgeable people from exposing the lie. There are other anecdotal accounts of events depicted in this series being staged or fake. What next Palin walking on the moon?

    • North of the Range says:

      So, how does this work? Does McGinniss (reserving all his rights) have an action against not only TLC, as the program owner, but also the individual who made the defamatory remarks? I imagine this wouldn’t have been included in the clip if she hadn’t given TLC some sort of blanket permission to use it. Are they both responsible?

    • dreamgirl says:

      Way to go Joe McGinniss! I would pursue a civil suit of defamation from the Paylins regardless of what The Learning (cough hack) Channel does.

  59. LoveMyDogs says:

    At least the title of this thing is accurate. It will be “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”, not to be confused with anyone else’s Alaska.

    • TNbluedot says:

      How true, how true!
      I would love to watch an Alaskan travelogue – such gorgeous country.
      This TLC un-reality show obviously isn’t a travelogue in any sane person’s imagination.
      I pass because of the Hillbilly from Wasilly (& family) and the network that just spews junk.

      • Progressive in VA says:

        I submit for your consideration that SPA is a travelogue in the spirit of this opening to one of my favorite television programs from childhood:

        “You’re travelling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Twilight Zone!”

        • Desa Jacobsson says:

          Progressive in VA, I said long ago, her theme music for her show should be Dueling Banjos. Sponsors should be Sheep’s Clothing. I insisted that Joe the Plumber be her cohost until Joe Miller the Tea Bagger came along.

        • lol- that’s where we’ll all be if she does run for president. The republicans owe it to all of us to stop her now. I don’t care who they run, it just can’t be her.

      • fishingmamma says:

        I saw a trailer for the show, where she and Tawd had two kids in a skiff and were pretending to fish, and there were several shots of multiple bears in a creek (suposedly) nearby, scuffling over territory. The clip would show the Palins in the boat, reacting to the bears, then cut to the bears. I know I have seen that clip of the bears before, on the internet, and there were no nearby Palins.

      • Desa Jacobsson says:

        Yeah, tune in to the first segment. Title of first show: The Palins Peep Again. Or…does a bear quit in the woods.

        Ding a ding ding ding therefore too again then again also. Peep.

      • Motorhead says:

        TN: To see some good Alaskan travelogues, look up Alaska Video Postcards, a video production company in Anchorage. They make actual well-produced videos about Alaska, that sell in the various tourist item shops and large stores like Fred Meyer and Costco. The videos are arranged to feature various themes of Alaska’s beauty and wonder. In late 2008, they also made the fabulous “Alaska – The First 10,000 Years”, a very fun little movie by our own inimitable Mr Whitekeys, covering many interesting vignettes of Alaskan history with ‘Keys’ brilliant cynical sense of humor.

  60. SME131 says:

    I felt the same way when I saw her pathetic little clip of the new show. She is the stalker not Joe. Not to mention the crazy heifer never once felt threatened by the men in the halfway house that used to be her neighbors. She sure as hell never worried about her kids safety then. In fact she didn’t even have security then and wasn’t bothered. She let security go because she had too much to hide and felt the security was a threat to her privacy.

    I would never wish ill on anyone, but I swear I almost wish a bear would have eaten while filming this show.

    I am soooooooo sick of this entire family.

    • Bretta says:

      The bears weren’t real – just like her sunrise in the west ad.

    • Desa Jacobsson says:

      Yeah, just like when she feigned a threat against her and the whole world yawned. She feigned a “crime against her when that church of hers “caught fire”. The world yawned and nobody was charged. They just dropped the story.

  61. TNbluedot says:

    Corrections in translation in the fourth paragraph from the end: …“How would you feel if some dude who you knew was out to getcha moved in fifteen feet away from your kids? How would you feel?”

    Should be “How would you FILL if some dude who you knew was out to getcha moved in fifteen feet away from your kids? How would you FILL?”

    At least that’s what I heard! 🙂

    • Chaim says:

      “Fill” with angry self-importance, of course.

    • moseyon says:

      Thats what I heard also,its a bit like her rill for real.
      That table and chairs was just a prop for her Reality Show.
      When she went and sat in the back of the truck ,I just shook my head, how childish
      This woman want to be President??????

      • I See Villages from my House says:

        How would 80% of the American population fill if Sarah and her gang of equally ill-mannered thugs (meaning Family) moved into the White House?

        • justafarmer says:

          I would be horrified if they just moved next door…yowsers!

        • Desa Jacobsson says:

          Can you imagine Todd as First Gentleman? Compare him to ANY First Lady, especially Michelle Obama:

          Michelle has an education….Todd can’t spell. Read his emails to Ivy Frye. Or his email to Joe the Tea Bag Miller when he spelled shoes – shoe’s.

          Michelle is gracious. Todd is……..a peep hole driller.

          Michelle’s children are well mannered. Todd and McQuittyPants’ kids are…..well…..abstinent….therefore too then again also again.

    • Blooper says:

      Maybe $P should come out with her own food line – maybe something like Sarah’s Rill Dill Pickles?

    • Motorhead says:

      TN, I heard the same: It was either “how would you fill…” [which needs an object to finish the phrase, “fill what? “] or, maybe the interviewer was named Phil, and she was asking, “How would YOU, Phil? ” Again, something missing… “how would I WHAT?”, asked Phil.

      Or, in the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, “What a Maroon!”

    • Progressive in VA says:

      And now a word from Bob Dylan:

      How does it fill
      To be on your own
      A complete unknown (God I wish)
      Like a rolling stone?

  62. n djinn says:

    OMG FCOL ROFLMAO; why doe she do this to us. Pray to my gods every day she runs for president and we get to watch the other GOP.Teabaggers rip her to sherds during the early debates. Can we start a betting pool for if she makes the run how many journalists will get arrested by security (I even know someone who works for DropZone and is clearly ashamed about how his company acted)

  63. Progressive in VA says:

    The Lament of the Losing Grizzlies

    Well I set my sights on a Senate seat
    Running for the GOP
    But the party boys would not pay my rent
    Poor, poor pitiful me

    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Poor, poor pitiful me
    These old dudes won’t cover me
    Gonna’ call Sean Hannity
    Woe is me

    Well, I met a man who was running for Prez
    I ain’t naming names
    He really looked me over good
    And said: “Oh Maverick, we’re just the same”
    Yeah he really looked me over good
    Just missed that dust up with the Trooper
    He put me through some changes, Lord
    Now my pocketbook ain’t so slender

    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Poor, poor pitiful me
    These old dudes just don’t get me
    Gonna’ go on tabloid TV
    Woe is me

    Well I set my sights on a Senate seat
    Running for the GOP
    But the press kept asking for my stands
    Poor, poor pitiful me

    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Reporters just won’t let me be
    Gotta’ stick to FOX TV
    Woe is me

    • Bella Q says:

      Warren Zevon is spinning in his grave. I’m working on some “Sarah, Just Shut Up” and “Sarah – you quit, now be quiet” bumper stickers this weekend.

      • Bretta says:

        Ooooh I want the $owah STFU sticker.

      • Progressive in VA says:

        I’m hoping he doesn’t mind I took some artistic license. That song just kept popping in my mind every time I heard one of these whiney wenches complaining about the “slight du jour.” Forgive me Warren.

        • Bretta says:

          No – I loved it – I could hear Linda Rondstadt singing it – it was a perfect fit – I’m sure WZ loves it!

        • Bella Q says:

          I was teasing – he would love it, because he would gag at her. I just never miss a chance to remember him.

          • Progressive in VA says:

            No offense taken, just hoped I hadn’t offended anyone. And I can totally hear Linda Ronstadt singing my version. In fact, if she were a bit younger, I think she’d do a great Christine O’Donnell impression.

            I did get curious though about what Mr. Zevon might think of my efforts and looked up some info. on him. Seems that David Letterman was a big fan and in 1980 he released an album called “Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School.” I just love those little serendipities, don’t you? Tee hee.

    • Moose Pucky says:

      I’ve been cheated, been mistreated. When will I be loved?

  64. Elstun Lauesen says:

    Psychiatric Disorders

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder


    Personality Disorders


    Like most personality disorders, there are many factors that may contribute to the development of symptoms. Because the symptoms are long lasting, the idea that symptoms begin to emerge in childhood or at least adolescence is well accepted. The negative consequences of such symptoms, however, may not show themselves until adulthood.


    The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder revolve around a pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and sense of entitlement. Often individuals feel overly important and will exaggerate achievements and will accept, and often demand, praise and admiration despite worthy achievements. They may be overwhelmed with fantasies involving unlimited success, power, love, or beauty and feel that they can only be understood by others who are, like them, superior in some aspect of life.

    There is a sense of entitlement, of being more deserving than others based solely on their superiority. These symptoms, however, are a result of an underlying sense of inferiority and are often seen as overcompensation. Because of this, they are often envious and even angry of others who have more, receive more respect or attention, or otherwise steal away the spotlight.


    Treatment for this disorder is very rarely sought. There is a limited amount of insight into the symptoms, and the negative consequences are often blamed on society. In this sense, treatment options are limited. Some research has found long term insight oriented therapy to be effective, but getting the individual to commit to this treatment is a major obstacle.


    Prognosis is limited and based mainly on the individual’s ability to recognize their underlying inferiority and decreased sense of self worth. With insight and long term therapy, the symptoms can be reduced in both number and intensity.

    For further information on this or any other symptom, syndrome or presentment that you may see manifest in Sarah Pain’s behavior, please refer to:

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) available at your local bookstore or online at

    • LoveMyDogs says:

      It is sad that the media is making money by enabling her illness.

      This reminds me of the film “Grizzly Man” about Timothy Treadwell. I was amazed to see what was basically an autobiography of a mental breakdown on film. Perhaps $owah is destined for the same end (to be turned on and eaten by those that she feels love her the most)….not literally of course.

    • M Baker says:

      I’ve long believed that Sarah exhibited a classic case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The particular problem with Sarah is her blind followers that encourage and support her disorder. The one part of the disorder that I didn’t see in your post, is the blaming of others when she fails, or in her particular case, the blaiming of the media, such as her refering to them as the “lamesteam media” whenever she refers to the media for pointing out any of her numerous faults. I also believe she has a very short attention span and may also have a learning disorder. There has been numerous people who have noticed and commented on her short attention span, particularly when she’s in meetings. She definitly does not have the capability to govern, especially as a President. Those who feel she is qualified must have a lower intelligence level overall and are very fustrated individuals when the economy takes a dives. She tries to get around that by stating “commonsense constitutional conservatives”. She likes to use that term when she doesn’t have any solutions to our problems, and wants to make those who support her believe the solutions are simple and don’t require any intelligence to govern. For her supporters who are incapable or just not educated enough to understanding how complicated government is, like to think they too have all the solutions for our problems and like the feeling that Palin gives them by speaking in simple terms they can understand.

      • Elstun Lauesen says:

        Yes…the ‘victimization’ component of the disorder is important. You are right. The above description does key in on the ‘underlying sense of inferiority’ that drives so much of the inflation and that, obviously, establishes the victim dynamic. Great point, thank you.

        • fromthediagonal says:

          Exactly… every demagogue’s focus, every dictator’s mantra follows this path:
          narcissism becomes megalomania culminating in complete destruction of the existing construct..
          The demagogue focuses upon xenophobia in all of its manifestations:”those who do not belong to the “clan”, the “others” who are trying to overwhelm us…us. the righteous, the religious. the faithful” of whatever stripe of the perceived truth… the.. whatever de jour.

          This has been a matter of survival throughout history for those who were not hypnotized by the rhetoric of first individual and then mass insanity:
          How do we return to some measure of reality?
          Survival of cultures and civilizations have depended upon that answer…
          We are not the first, but given technological capabilities, we may be the last…

        • Bretta says:

          My sister has made a career out of victimhood – it is always getting on welfare or some other kind of handout where everyone else pays her way. I never saw it that way until last year because she is so good at working it. It takes a great deal of effort on her part and if you don’t believe her and call her on it then you are excommunicated. Interesting.
          Also, too, she is a republican.

          • dreamgirl says:

            So she considers herself righteous eh? My sis too also… she got into “bible study” just to make friends. She is always fired from her jobs because they’re all out to get her.

        • Desa Jacobsson says:

          Geez, Elstun, you just described Joe the Liar/Grifter/Tea Bagger. These two must share a gene in their family tree.

      • Yep, as a psych nurse I agree. She probably has antisocial personality disorder traits as well.

        • M Baker says:

          I think you’re probably right. From everything that I read she only has a small circle of friends she trusts. Anyone outside of that circle can’nt be trusted because of her phobia of people turning against her. She really is a mentaly fragile person, and when her world eventually collapses will she’ll be in a very unstable condition. It will be sad because everyone will know about it which will make it worse for her.

        • leenie17 says:

          Would the term ‘perseveration’ or ‘obsession’ be more accurate in terms of her inability to let go of things and her repitition of the same tired catchphrases and made-up words?

        • ray says:

          With all of W Bush’s personality problems he is a far more honorable person than Palin can ever be.

          But she could try and improve and learn(maybe the Learning Channel is trying to teach) but for Sarah that is too much work.

      • ibwilliamsi says:

        It’s difficult to be NPD without having someone who is co-dependent upon your disease. She’s done very well by her disease. It’s easy to latch onto that for people like Todd. Sadly, her children have no choice. But there are many many people in the world who need to hitch their wagon to a star. Most of us are healthy enough to know that we are not “stars”. We are wonderful people in our own right. Few people shine as brightly as NPDs.

    • Lilybart says:

      This symptom list can’t be posted too often!!

    • bubbles says:

      yep. that sounds just like old whatzername.

    • Dagian says:

      I still vote for Borderline Personality Disorder, with a heaping helping of narcissism on the side.

      The erraticism is more a BPD thing, rather than NPD. NPD’s are not inclined to think of, nor portray themselves as victims. They’re too smart to be victimized.

      Take your Lamictal, Sarah. Never stop.

  65. Martha says:

    Why she could be ………..President Peeper holding meetings with that all important Senator Aqua Buddha….on the ceeement slab, by the ceeement pond at that there Whiiiitehawse…..the way the country is going would it REALLY surprise you?

    The lead in music to Deliverance was our warning………it plays in my head every damn time I have seen $arah on any media, and as I rush to kill the volume, I think that any of the Clampetts would have been better politicians than her.

    Although Levi and the Jethro character sure have allot in common.

    If the program were to be revised, it would be the PERFECT job for Levi, because he could just be himself playing Jethro and likewise Brisket playing Elly May.

    All Brisket would have to do is bleach one of $arah’s road kill wigs.

    • who me? says:

      No, no, no–Ellie Mae had a not more character than Brisket. Levi as Jethro, well okay, that works.

      • Bretta says:

        Also, too, I understand that in real life Ellie Mae was pretty smart and undertook an education.

        • mag the mick says:

          I wish you would all stop comparing the Palins and the Clampetts. Jed Clampett never lost his dignity. He had humor and authority, which he used appropriately. He was a wise planner and he always took care of his family. Granny had a keen sense of justice and morality. She couldn’t abide phoniness and saw silly, pompous people for what they were. She never failed in her defense for the underdog. Jethro wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he had a solid-gold heart, the innocence of a child, and not a mean bone in his body. Ellie May loved her critters, and would do whatever it took to protect them. (I can just imagine what she’d do when confronted by Scarah’s brand of “wildlife management.) All four Clampett’s worked hard, told the truth, and rejected pretense. They knew who they were and didn’t put on airs.

  66. FW says:

    Thanks Memaw, I was wondering about that “concrete slab” term myself. I have only heard that used for the cement poured when building a ground level extension to a house or building. Maybe that’s what it was originally intended to be? Perhaps they were going to bump out their house before Fox paid for the new digs next door??

    It is shockingly astounding that after countless media appearances over the last two years that Sarah Palin still has the self awareness of a 2 year old. Only a sociopath would sit there and complain about her privacy being invaded to a reality TV camera crew, then want to drill a hole through the fence to spy on said neighbor herself. My head is still spinning

    • Bretta says:

      Besides, most of the summer it is raining here and/or too chilly to hang outside trying to study. Maybe it can be done on the coasts of Alaska or the Interior, where it really warms up, but Anchorage and Wasilla are always raining from after Summer Solstice until sometimes October. Then it snows. This year we had a bit of global warming and less rainy days in October but that was unusual. Now it’s rain mixed with snow.
      If she said she was hanging outside she’s fulla$hit.
      And there’s no way the fence store would sell a pre-made fence that crappy. Toad must have a lot of cheap warped wood laying around. Hmmmm.

    • ibwilliamsi says:

      That’s what the local serial killer called it when he buried the girls under it… We don’t use that term.

      • leenie17 says:

        I always connect it with the disposal of folks who cause trouble for members of organized crime. Again, not a happy connotation.

    • sharon says:

      The only time I remember people talking about concrete slabs is in relation to murder investigations i.e. “the bodies were buried under a concrete slab”.

    • Omomma says:

      Is it possible that TLC is covertly outing her?

  67. Memaw says:

    Two comments:

    As a life long Alaskan, I have NEVER heard a patio called a “concrete slab.” This must be a palinism.

    As for Palin peeping on Joe: It has been my observation that SHE is usually guilty of whatever she is accussing someone else of doing.

    • Gramiam says:

      FYI “concrete pad” is what they pour next to the part of the lot in a mobile home park where the unit is parked and put up on blocks. I have heard it referred to as a “concrete slab” as well. More proof of her roots in the “trailer” community! LOL

    • Kilia says:

      Is that “concrete slab” something like a “cement pond”?

      • GA Peach says:

        If I had a “concrete slab”, I sure wouldn’t call it that.

        Fences do make good neighbors – much better than a paranoid, delusional idiot.

      • I See Villages from my House says:

        Or the fancy word Homer Simpson used in front of his drinking buddies, “Garage,” instead of Car Hold.”

      • who me? says:

        That is exactly what I was thinking–ala Beverly Hillbillies! Jethro and Ellie Mae going swimming in the cement pond…

      • Desa Jacobsson says:

        Kilia, you took the words right outta my mouth. The See Ment Pond was what the Beverly HillBillies called the swimming pool.

        Now the Wasilla HillBilly’s are using the “concrete slab.”

        Somebody, please nominate this Nobel Laureate for a big prize.

    • Krubozumo Nyankoye says:

      Actually she called it a cement slab. This is a common mistake, cement is only one of the ingredients that make up concrete and by itself would weather very rapidly in a cold wet climate. Concrete owes its high compressive strength to the gravel and sand that are typically 3/4 of its composition.

      Your second observation is 100% correct and in fact applies virtually across to board to republicans and right wing pundits.

    • maelewis says:

      Maybe Sarah was remembering Granny from The Beverly Hillbillies TV program. Granny called their swimming pool the Cement Pond.

    • prisonernumbersix says:

      This incident reminds me of that old expression, “born in a basement and never brought up,” when considering Sarah’s behavior in this situation

      • fromthediagonal says:

        … reminds me of the opposite but equally snarky saying of northern Germany:
        “hochwohlgeboren… oben auf dem Boden”… translation: “of high birth… up in the attic!”

        Basement… Attic… different languages.. same sentiment!

    • Harmonika Savingsbonds says:

      SHE is usually guilty of whatever she is accussing someone else of doing.

      That is a lesson she could have learned by the age of 15 were she not such a clueless and insipid slag.

    • AC says:

      One common attribute of both Palin and Miller is to ‘project’ their flaws on to the rest of the planet. They think government is crooked, because that’s how they have always operated when they worked in government. They always critisize others and strike out with accusations of nepotism, gotcha, corrupt, laziness, etc., because these are character flaws they are most familiar with.

    • Desa Jacobsson says:

      Memaw, McQuittyPants went from Caribou Barbie to Peeping Barbie to Doing My Gozintas* Barbie. (she calls it research) What a laugh. Her doing research….yeah, right. She’s probably pouring over pictures of herself. (chuckle!)

      * gozintas = doing math, specifically division Jethro from the real Beverly HillBilly’s.

    • Valley_Independent says:


    • ray says:

      Aren’t most right wingers guilty of this? Whenever they accuse you of something investigate them for that same thing.

  68. Cammie says:

    She totally stole that line about her fence being an example for illegal immigration from FREE REPUBLIC! Eww. I know this because I “peep” at the crazies over there from time to time, and saw almost that exact line in more than one post.

    This is the woman who thinks she could be president of the United States? Reduced to getting her policy points from Free Republic??? I’m honestly embarrassed for her.

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