WE SHALL OVERCOME  4:35 pm November 3, 2008

Palin To Black Person: Todd & I Live With Racial Discrimination, Too!

by Jim Newell

We know today has been video-heavy, but this one, THIS ONE is the ticket, right here. A black fellow tells Sarah Palin that he is the only minority at her rally and asks how this can be improved upon. Palin replies that she knows what racism is like, because Todd is native Alaskan and, get this, “We live it.” Oh gosh golly, do we really only have a matter of hours left with this nut? [CNN iReport via Ben Smith]

 
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Texan Bulldoggette November 3, 2008 at 4:37 pm

From Josh Marshall at TPM. I couldn’t have said it better myself:

“Palin wasn’t simply unprepared for intense scrutiny of a national campaign. The woman is an ignoramus of almost unprecedented magnitude in the annals of national politics.”

norbizness November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm

What’s the native Alaskan stereotype? Corrupt, know-nothing fundamentalist nutcases whose ladybits are not unlike clown cars? OH MY GOSH I’M RACIST.

Texan Bulldoggette November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Oh no. Barry’s grandma died–so close to seeing him win. How sad for him.

slappypaddy November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm

clueless, utterly clueless…

Worlds End November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm

[re=161622]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: :(

Gopherit November 3, 2008 at 4:40 pm

I heard she tried to give Todd a smallpox blanket for his last birthday.

WonderWomyn November 3, 2008 at 4:40 pm

Wat

SuperRounder November 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm

The First Dude’s status as a minority is clearly holding him back.

Neon Trotsky November 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm

ZOMG TODD IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FIRST DUDE!!! THERE WERE PROBABLY 1,000,000 MORE QUALIFIED 100% WHITE AMERICAN POTENTIAL FIRST DUDES BUT HE WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE HE’S PART ESKIMO!!!!!11

CrunchyKnee November 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. was a republican and a native Alaskan.

Worlds End November 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm

:(

Gopherit November 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm

[re=161622]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: I heard she tried to give Todd a smallpox blanket for his last birthday.

Countdown to the Righttards calling her death a conspiracy to get the sympathy vote in 3….2…

BillyClubb November 3, 2008 at 4:42 pm

So, according to Sarah Palin Alaskans are a race? It’s just too bad the black guy asking the question was filmed from the back — I bet his non-verbal response to her question was “You stupid imbecile”.

emberglance November 3, 2008 at 4:43 pm

“The Constitution preaches…” the.. whuh?

Whatever happened to separation of Church and State.

Barack Like Me November 3, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Oh, The Sean Hannity just announced that Obama’s grandmother just died.

He actually managed to sound civil.

My condolences to Barry and the rest of his family that didn’t live to see how far he got.

Keram2 November 3, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Q: “Oh gosh golly, do we really only have a matter of hours left with this nut?”

A: Hopefully.

lovekills November 3, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Obamas grandmother just passed away

ManchuCandidate November 3, 2008 at 4:44 pm

It is hard being a half retarded Jeebus luving Dominionist Diva and a half witted dumbass millionaire (WTF!) who mixes private vendettas with public bidnez. She sure has one upped the black guy and that whole slavery/Jim Crow/racism thing.

ph7 November 3, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Snow machinists walked arm in arm with the Jews and Blacks in Selma.

Custerwolf November 3, 2008 at 4:44 pm

They live being racisit??? Wow, I believe that’s Palin’s first candid response!

fuckinredneck November 3, 2008 at 4:44 pm

This black guy at the palin rally should just be glad he wasn’t lynched by the crowd!

Skip2theEnd November 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Did no one tell the black man that he should just be grateful Republican rallies are no longer segregated? At least not on purpose…

Texan Bulldoggette November 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm

[re=161635]Gopherit[/re]: Sad, but that’s exactly what I was thinking. What, grandma couldn’t hang on one more day?? What’s the matter with her? Barry probably had the hospice worker put a pillow over her face.

Custerwolf November 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm

[re=161646]lovekills[/re]: That hurts.

greatgooglymoogly November 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm

[re=161622]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: From the RNC: “We abhor this disgraceful appeal to sentimentality by Senator Obama’s campaign, in what can only be seen as a brazen attempt to not only wrest control of the Hawaii vote, which until now had been very close, but also, and perhaps especialy, to steal the sympathy of older voters everywhere whose own lives depend on the outcome of this important election. We intend to fully investigate to see what role, if any, Senator Obama may have played in bringing about this shameful act, so close to the election deadline. Unless she’s illegal. Then, screw her.”

From everyone else: Sad and truly heartfelt condolences.

sarahconnor November 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Too bad for Sarah, the right answer would have been, “we need to spread the race around”…

Meth Lab for Cutie November 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Todd is part of a minority – fewer than half the men in Alaska have had sexytime with Sarah.

WadISay November 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm

In addition to the sub-titles, this video should show the thought balloon above the black Secret Service agent standing behind Palin (Must remember…oath of office…could…kill with…single blow…).

SwanSwanH November 3, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Yup’ik Eskimos need not apply.

Barack Like Me November 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Oh, The Sean Hannity just announced that Obama’s grandmother just died.

He actually managed to sound civil.

My condolences to Barry and the rest of his family that didn’t live to see how far he got.

[re=161635]Gopherit[/re]: You’re about 2 weeks late on your “… 3, 2…” count:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2110777/posts#comment

This one’s a gem:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2110777/posts#2

Fuck these people.

Godot November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm

[re=161662]Meth Lab for Cutie[/re]: I question the validity of your statistics.

greatgooglymoogly November 3, 2008 at 4:50 pm

[re=161665]WadISay[/re]: “In addition to the sub-titles, this video should show the thought balloon above the black Secret Service agent standing behind Palin (Must remember…oath of office…could…kill with…single blow…).”

Yes. Or at least a disembodied black hand slowly reaching up to strangle her, only to be forcibly drawn back by a SS goon.

Custerwolf November 3, 2008 at 4:50 pm

I think ‘Toot’ – knowing how this was all gonna work out anyway – decided to leave the theatre early to enjoy a few sasparillas….

middleamerican November 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Please go away, Sarah. Now.

Schadenfried November 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Seeing the the First Dude is only part Native American, and the “one-drop” rule really hasn’t applied to anyone else other than Africans in this country, isn’t he just another white guy?

[re=161622]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Say it ain’t so :(.

Schadenfried November 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm

[re=161670]Barack Like Me[/re]: Does anyone one know how to make a google bomb, with the words “freepers” “freerepublic.com” and “mental illness?”

answerbird November 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Sarah is the perfect Rovian politician, will repeat any line you give her and has the ability to lie without blinking an eye. Scary thing is, I think she actually believes her bullshit. It took a while, but the Grumpy/Dopey act is finally catching up to them. Hopey is only 3% back in Alaska”
Hayes Alaska poll. It would be pretty funny if Obama wins Arizona and Alaska!

sarahconnor November 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm

[re=161679]Custerwolf[/re]: OMG, that is the cutest thing I’ve ever read on Wonkette! I can’t believe I just used “cutest” and “Wonkette” in the same sentence, but there you go! God bless YOU!

sarahconnor November 3, 2008 at 4:57 pm

There is something oddly poetic about Toots passing during peak comments on this posted item.

Meth Lab for Cutie November 3, 2008 at 4:58 pm

[re=161673]Godot[/re]: Hey, no fair trying to infringe on my First Amendment rights!

Roger Mexico, Actuary November 3, 2008 at 4:59 pm

maybe the whole “milf” thing will go with her and i’ll be able to stop throwing up all of the time

EnBuenOra November 3, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Yeah, and every redneck cussing about how much he hates n-’s but isn’t racist claims to be 1/18 Cherokee or Choctaw or whatever.

V572625694 November 3, 2008 at 4:59 pm

[re=161656]Skip2theEnd[/re]: That’s funny because until the Depression (the “Great” one, not the current mess the Republicans have created) most Blacks in America who could vote voted Republican. Sounds ridiculous to say it after Chimpy’s wild ride to ruination, but it used to be the Party of Lincoln.

Sgt. Semanski November 3, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Brad the Black for Congress!

funkyj November 3, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Following the ‘Russian Doll’ theory of removing a scandal from national consciousness by creating a new bigger scandal, Dan Quayle can rest easy now that Palin has taken over the mantle of the biggest idiot to even get close to the office of VP.

Normally history only remembers you if you actually get into the office (e.g. Quayle) but I think an exception will be made for Palin.

hedgehog November 3, 2008 at 5:02 pm

[re=161618]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: The “annals of American politics”? Now you’re talking! I’d hit that wheelbarrow-style.

chascates November 3, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Todd is only 1/8th Eskimo but Sarah is 100% clueless.

FreshCliches November 3, 2008 at 5:05 pm

“…and if you go up to Alaska, we have a problem with Todd…”

Why should Alaska be any different? We have a problem with the Palins in the lower 48 as well.

JadedDIssonance November 3, 2008 at 5:07 pm

[re=161679]Custerwolf[/re]: Absolutely Charming. I see her now, all frills and fizzy giggles, sloshing the mugs on the table with her cheers from the roped-off heavenly seating area.

Deepthroat November 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm

wait, Todd is an Eskimo?

ChrissMari November 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Wait what?

Jenna's Sloppy Seconds November 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm

They must have some keen insights on the rabid epidemic of eskimo-on-eskimo crime threatening the very fabric of everyday life in Alaska. Please Sarah and Todd, please speak out before it is too late!

nurple November 3, 2008 at 5:13 pm

Are Alaska natives like Hawaii natives, getting a nice fat check every month? WELFARE!

ChrissMari November 3, 2008 at 5:13 pm

oh according to Wikipedia Alaskan is a race

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 69.3% of single-race Alaska residents were White and 15.6% were Native American or Alaska Native

problemwithcaring November 3, 2008 at 5:13 pm

If Todd and Sarah “live” being a minority in Alaska, I think her message to that young man is clear: “Don’t bring yo black ass to Alaska, jungle bunny!”

S.Luggo November 3, 2008 at 5:13 pm

[re=161770]Deepthroat[/re]: Just like the Mighty Quinn.

AliBabaInBA November 3, 2008 at 5:18 pm

I will not watch the clip. I just can’t stomach another word from that shit-bucket.
I do look forward, however, as I’m in Argentina, to hearing her concession speech in Spanish.
I won’t know wtf she’ll be saying and neither will the poor soul that will attempt to interpret it.
‘Probably sound like the way I speak it.
Won’t matter much, anyway, ’cause me and the other expats will be well and truly drunk before the first returns.
Many Happy Returns!

totoro November 3, 2008 at 5:19 pm

The situation will be “improved” when that guy takes the handkerchief off his head and leaves the rally and then that party, and stop making Palin uncomfortable by having to talk to a black guy after whipping up the crowd chanting “McCain not Hussein.”

Lionel Hutz Esq. November 3, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Jim: You should have printed the full quote.

“We live it,” said Governor Palin, “Why I remember once waking up to find a burning cross on our lawn one day when I was mayor. Of course it turned out to just be an invitation to the latest “Fire for Jesus: Book Burning and Witch Hunting Extravaganza” down at my church. Still, for a moment, I knew what it felt like to be hated for my looks. Which is similar to black folks being hated because their skins are darken by their sins.”

Das Storminator November 3, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Todd is like 1/8th Alaskan Native, which is about the same as my white ass (except my token minorityness is from the Carolinas).

blader November 3, 2008 at 5:20 pm

jesus fucking christ!

that petty, pedantic response from that empty-headed bitch fucking enrages me so much that if I were actually a negro, I’d probably run out and start a riot, rape a bunch of maidens, &C and so forth

jesus fucking christ!

larz November 3, 2008 at 5:28 pm

I work in HR and have yet to see “Alaskan” as a protected class.

ChrissMari November 3, 2008 at 5:29 pm

[re=161813]blader[/re]: white people can riot and rape too! Just do it in the name of the Negro!

GlennBecksTaint November 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm

So Todd is a minority AND a secessionist? How post-modern n shit.

ella November 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm

“The Constitution preaches Todd is Alaskan”??? With anyone else I’d think words were missing. White Oprah, go home and stfu.

Deepthroat November 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm

That black dude is a pussy.

Gorillionaire November 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm

So all this time Bible Spice has been gettin it on with some hot interracial action?

Putz November 3, 2008 at 5:53 pm

This is so insulting. Todd can hide his ethnicity when convenient and trot it out when it’s not. He doesn’t know what it feels like for people who don’t have choice, that biotch just slapped us in the face.

problemwithcaring November 3, 2008 at 5:53 pm

[re=161863]Gorillionaire[/re]: I know OMG! Don’t tell the Fucking Redneck he knocked up a minority Mulatto…

Oh hell to the no November 3, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Okay, so Bristol Palin is, in fact, another unwed pregnant teen minority?
Bill is going to be so pissed off when he has to retract his endorsement of her irresponsibility.

miss_emish November 3, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Aluet or Alaskan Native is on the US census. They do exist, and up in Alaska, Natives DO experience prejudice along the same lines other Native Americans experience in the lower 48, i.e. lazy/fat/alcoholics. No snark here folks, just lettin’ ya now. Palin is still a damn fool though.

Toomush Infermashun November 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm

I know what she means – I’m part Swede in an Midwestery of Norwegians and Germans….it’s hard… of course, this is why I don’t attend any Palin rallies, either!

Mr. Herpes November 3, 2008 at 6:10 pm

Ya’ll don’t get it. People who believe in speaking in tongues and that the Earth is only 6,000 years old DO FEEL PERSECUTED by the educated majority who laugh at their quaint, trust-in-Jesus ways. That’s why Moosegirl can say it without blinking. She believes it. Of course, she also believes that jackasses spoke, that Jonah had to ride to Nineva in the belly of a whale, and that God drowned the world because it was evil but He was good. (Say what?)

Kev-O-Tron November 3, 2008 at 6:10 pm

I’m amazed that the guy asking the question is so agreeable about the answer. He has this look on his face like “oh wow. That makes complete sense… yea, I never thought about it that way… hmm…Alaskans are probably only, like, 2/5 of a person…”

Contented Dissatisfaction November 3, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Wait…..

What?

Min November 3, 2008 at 6:23 pm

So, does that mean Todd Palin is part moose?

Wordsmith November 3, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Todd is like Alaskan…. hmmm. He’s 1/8 Yupik. My older brother is 50% Inuqiat and trust me, he looks it. (My father got married while stationed in Alaska to a woman who was Inuqiat) Trust me – those white Alaskans treat the native Alaskans like you might guess – not well. Todd, by being “1/8″ may or may get money for being that 1/8, along with other eligibility questions regarding specific benefits..

Lascauxcaveman November 3, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Today we are all half-Eskimo.

rocktonsammy November 3, 2008 at 7:06 pm

There are days when I wish I could mistake her for a baby seal.

Mara47 November 3, 2008 at 7:11 pm

[re=161670]Barack Like Me[/re]: Fuck these people.

No thanks.

Doctorb November 3, 2008 at 7:15 pm

[re=161955]Mr. Herpes[/re]: I believe jackasses speak even now. I refer you to every post at NRO, for example.

Mara47 November 3, 2008 at 7:16 pm

I can’t scream SHUDDUP BITCH loudly enough to satisfy my need to rupture something over this arrogant moron.
.

jilly November 3, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Toomush: Funny you should say that, I’m a Norwegian surrounded by Swedes and a few Finns. And I’m not 1/8 Norwegian, but fucking 100%. They criticize the way I make the lefse and the type of lye I marinate the cod in for teh lutefisk. So, ya know, I live the horror of it every day, just like the blacks do. Speaking of which, I’m surprised the McPalin campaign brownshirts even let that black guy into the rally, much less allowed him near enough to talk. I smell a PR hoax here.

Rush November 3, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Let’s be sure to get all of our last minutes pokes at Barbie. After tomorrow, she’s going away and will never be heard from again. After an Epic Fail like she’s become part of, there is no way those that lead the Bitterz will want her back (think Dan Quayle). 2012 will never happen.

D. Gergen

El Topo November 3, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Shit-for-brains morans have never been a minority in this country.

Mistrez_Mish November 3, 2008 at 7:34 pm

[re=161811]Das Storminator[/re]: I know! What total and udder bullshit! I’m not going around “on noez my great great great granny was Cree and even though I’m super pasty white – I’m livin of fear of the racisim – save me now! oh lordy! I feel your pain.” Some one needs to duct tape her fucking trashy mouth shut. must… not… scream

the invisible woman November 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm

[re=161683]Schadenfried[/re]: Usually, there are strict rules about officially claiming Native American identity so who knows where the First Dude really stands in Alaska. But didn’t Palin’s white Alaska Native relations expert resign last months because she thought her administration was racially insensitive. That’s not quite “living racism”

Also, hasn’t she heard of passing for white? Todd Palin is exhibit A for that.

loganmo November 3, 2008 at 8:17 pm

And the black guy agrees….does that make him an Uncle Tom (Teddy?)

zenferretwork November 3, 2008 at 8:19 pm

[re=162070]Wordsmith[/re]: Minority set asides for business contracts. Yup, he and Bible Spice qualify.

the invisible woman November 3, 2008 at 8:28 pm

[re=162168]loganmo[/re]: Yes.

Danko Ramone November 3, 2008 at 8:51 pm

As much as I am tired of Palin, and aggravated by her presence on the Replican ticket over the mockery it makes of our nation, I have to give her credit; she never, ever fails to come up something new and every bit as stupid as she has in the past. She NEVER runs out of material.

http://www.bustergetmypills.com

Hagar7 November 3, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Amazing that we’ve never heard of The Trials and Tribulations of Todd Palin, Inuit, before. He must be like all of those blonde, blue-eyed kids in my high school class who suddenly discovered a Cherokee great-grand-parent just in time to fill out college applications.

LittlePinky82 November 3, 2008 at 9:18 pm

WTF? And I agree with Hagar7 and was my thought too. Why have we never heard of this before? Pathetic isn’t it?

LittlePinky82 November 3, 2008 at 9:20 pm

[re=161632]Neon Trotsky[/re]: Hmm I wonder if that’s why there’s BRAAAAD!!?

1ofUS November 3, 2008 at 9:53 pm

[re=161670]Barack Like Me[/re]: Whoa…that’s why I never go to these sites. There’s some serious sickness there. Let all the non-violent prisoners go so we can make room for these sick people in an assisted living kind of environment where they can get help.

guangho November 3, 2008 at 10:12 pm

I live in a predominantly Hispanic area and to make sure that my political career takes off, I’m now Venezuelan.

Jukesgrrl November 3, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Does his snow machine team get a government subsidy?

S.Luggo November 3, 2008 at 10:23 pm

[re=162128]Rush[/re]:
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Dream on. Dan Quayle still has difficulty spelling his first name (even if given a clue at the first vowel.)
Palin has locked up for 2012:
1. The Aleutian Islands and Wyoming.
2. The Hilbot man-annoyed Pumas.
3. The NRA, America’s own internal terrorist force.
4. The Fundamentalists, and all those who believe that Bristol’s condition was just a loving mother’s chance rather than an example of maternal neglect.
5. William Kistol, a man with all the intellectual substance of KoolWhip.

HomoElectus November 3, 2008 at 10:29 pm

i wonder if it was that harrowing experience of living with racism that helped shape sarah palin’s passionate feminism.

S.Luggo November 3, 2008 at 10:33 pm

[re=162276]HomoElectus[/re]:
Zero = Zero
Snark plus.

One Yield Regular November 3, 2008 at 10:57 pm

I want her to be strapped down to repeated viewings of “Addio Zio Tom” with those Clockwork Orange thingys prying her eyes open. Not that her eyes will ever be open, pried or not.

S.Luggo November 3, 2008 at 11:04 pm

[re=162082]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: 1/8th.
I know people who, by descent, are a one-eight graduate of state land grant college. They live in fear that someone might ask them to milk a cow. Yet, they live with it.
Pulllleeez.

S.Luggo November 3, 2008 at 11:15 pm

[re=162258]guangho[/re]: 1/8th?

ironyisoverrated November 4, 2008 at 12:35 am

Really I think she just talked to Brad because she assumed he’d renew her witch protection…

How disappointin’!

Anyway, too bad it’s too late for Hopey to start running ads about Parah Salin’ calling her fellow Alaskans racists, ala John Murtha?

Deennaa November 4, 2008 at 4:22 am

As an Alaska “Native” I will tell you that the only racial discrimination Palin lives with is the discrimination she CREATES against the REAL Alaska Natives. Read this: http://alaskareal.blogspot.com -written by another one of our many & varied Alaska Natives. The REAL Palin is not someone ANY minority would want to see in her true unbridled visciousness towards those who come up against her in any way, shape or form. Blood quantum is not the measure of what it means to be a “native american or american Indian”. We have many Natives who are 1/8 blood quantum & less but who have been brought up solidly in the CULTURE of our peoples & who can even speak our languages. Todd Palin is far from being raised in our cultural ways and speaking his Yupik language. He contributed NOTHING to all of our great battles to retain what is left of our ways. He was raised white. No REAL NATIVE in their right mind would have married such a racist as Palin. Period.

BTW: Our Native peoples names are Dene(Athabascan Indian-Interior Alaska), Thlingit(South East Alaskan Indian), Tsimsian(SE Alaskan Indian), Haida (SE Alaskan Indian), Inupaq or Inupiaq – (Northern Alaskan “eskimo”), Yupik (Western Alaskan “eskimo”), Alutiq or Aleut (related to Yupik “eskimo” (Aleutian chain & Southwestern Alaska). We cover the entire massive state of Alaska. One more BTW: you will not hear the “real PEOPLES” (what our indigenous names for ourselves translate to) – you will never hear us relate to ourselves by the white anthropological terms unless we are speaking to whites or joking amongst ourselves and do not use the terminology “eskimo” – another white label.

The most dangerous thing of all about Palin is that she is a charming sociopath – without conscience; hence her ability to lie without “blinking”. It appears she appeals to all racists whose largest trait is ignorance along with the immature hysteria to need to be led just by that psuedo leadership. America this is what you will get if you vote for her & McCain. It is possible to be worse than Bush. Or equally as bad. This will be your future. We Natives have lived with this for time out of mind in racist “america”. What a travesty beyond words.

tremendous November 4, 2008 at 7:44 am

“i’m the only minority here”

“fuck you, you not see my nigga Todd hangin’ back here? You betcha he knows about bein’ oppressed n’ snow machines n’ shit”

Skip2theEnd November 4, 2008 at 8:04 am

V572625694: Yes, I’m aware of that fact. Speaking of Lincoln, it’s interesting to point out that the ceremony dedicating the Lincoln Memorial when it was completed was in fact segregated. Perhaps that was the end of the Republican Party of Lincoln and the beginning of the Republican Party of Strom Thurman and his god-niece Sarah Palin.

huffybike November 4, 2008 at 10:09 am

I love this womaaaaaan! http://tinyurl.com/5vte9b

Seriously: I’ll miss her.

ironyisoverrated November 4, 2008 at 10:12 am

Really, out of 1000 people, how many would, by sight, peg Todd Palin as being a Native Alaskan? None, I’m guessing. So how does one face discrimination when they “pass” as part of the dominant culture?

Have I been ill treated by Finnish Americans all these years because of my Swedish Great Grandmother and not realized it?

Or do they make octoroons wear a special ID patch up there or something?

S. Heaton November 4, 2008 at 11:56 am

I’m no Palin supporter and her answer was disproportionate to the only black guy standing in a room – in all seriousness, do you think she was referring to her husband’s partial native american ancestry or was it really as stupid as Alaska?

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