Skip to comments.More response from Sarah's rep about Turkeygate.
Posted on 11/21/2008 10:47:13 PM PST by davek70
There's a new flap involving Sarah Palin: In honor of Thanksgiving, she pardoned one turkey while other birds met their demise right behind her. Now the former VP hopeful's rep is speaking out to ET about the turkey pardon-gone-wrong!
"The [Alaska] governor did not know it was going on behind her," Palin's spokesperson tells ET of the reportedly grisly scene at Triple D Farm & Hatchery outside Wasilla. Cameras captured Palin extending the annual Thanksgiving pardon to one turkey while a farm hand slaughtered the bird's feathered friends in the background.
Palin's spokesperson tells ET the bird butchering wasn't going on when the shot was set up, and a cameraman "ignored" the governor's staff's request to remove the graphic sight once cameras were rolling.
"We're unhappy about it and the station is not happy either," Palin's rep tells ET, adding, "this was an attempt to lighten up and do something non-controversial."
(Excerpt) Read more at etonline.com ...
This is total bull shit.
If it bleeds, it leads...
Is there anything that the liberals won’t do to destroy this woman???????
More wacky antics by the Commie fags in the MSM. Those people hate Americans.
Could be worse...Less Nessman from WKRP could of been there.
To the dummies out there, you think turkeys are just born dead?
Funny, even my most moonbat friends think this was a pure Barbra Streisand stunt by the idiot DBM to make Saracuda look bad, and it AIN'T WORKING.
S l o w news day!
No. They are deathly afraid of her. She resonates with people from all walks of life, except liberalism, that is.
What the media do not realize is that they are smearing by association every person who has ever skinned their own dinner, everyone who has hunted, raised kids, and opposed the forces of evil, wherever those may be.
They are messing with the wrong crowd, and it will come back to haunt them. More people are tuning out, turning off the tube and going elsewhere for information.
No they kill them selves and jump on the store shelves. or do they jump on the shelves and them kill them selves. Just how do they get there. I’m headed to triple D tomorrow for my Turkey I hope it’s dead.I would hate to break it to my wife. it wouldn’t be to bad she knows what a Ulu is for.
Still cracks me up to this day.
Oh yeah, and weenielibs suck. I'm gonna eat extra turkey this year just to spite them.
One reporter in the interview asked Palin about “programs that are on the chopping block”. It’s hard to believe that the reporter did not phrase the question that way because of the background.
16 million turkeys committ suicide for the holidays.
I don’t understand what the flap is all about. Doesn’t the media know where and how their turkey dinners get to their tables?
They martyr themselves.
I'm going to get a triple-d smoked Turkey. They don't ship out of Alaska. So you don't get any.
Rub it in.
When I was fishing last time the guide knew the correct way to bleed the salmon. takes a sharp knife. he also knew not to threw the head away. In fact he commented on us having good fish head stew.
One doesn’t even have to be a supporter of Sarah Palin to be repulsed by the way the media treats her. Maybe I’m showing my age, but I’ll come to the defense of any woman, especially a mother, if she is mocked and assaulted in such a crude way, as Sarah is by the media. The press shouldn’t ever again be adressed as ladies and gentlemen, because gentlemen they aren’t. Wimpy, effete bunch of slanderous coyotes.
The beheading of a turkey is just too much for these city slickers. So sad. They have allowed themselves to be castrated from the realities of the Earth; of the soil and the matters of the heart.
Its worse, its total Pelosi
Why not, that is the way they prefer their children are born.
That’s gonna leave a mark...
Having grown up on a farm, I didn't find the event stomach turning. But her droning on during the interview would have had me switching channels. I honestly considered stopping it had I not thought there was something really tragic happening.
I liked a previous comment by a freeper: “Next time”, she should say, “I’ll give an interview in front of an abortion clinic.”
Oh please... You don't think that the endless string of negative stories on Palin is part of an agenda to discredit her? They are lying about her, mock her for nothing and pretend that such irrelvant things like now the turkey are important stories.
Couric: You've said, quote, "John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business." Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?
Palin: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie - that, that's paramount. That's more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.
Couric: But he's been in Congress for 26 years. He's been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.
Palin: He's also known as the maverick though, taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he's been talking about - the need to reform government.
Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you've said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?
Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.
Couric: I'm just going to ask you one more time - not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.
Palin: I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you.
What exactly does this interview have to do with the turkey story? Your attempt at diversion is a bit obvious, isn’t it? If you seriously think that the media coverage of her isn’t biased and agenda-driven to the extreme, you can’t be helped.
I have been trying to figure out what this person’s problem is for a while. Nothing but hate beyond comprehension for this woman.
My example isn't a diversion, but rather an example of what she tends to step in when she does interviews.
I don't see the problem with the turkey story other than it drones on.
In our family, we have decided to do just this. We are canceling liberal newspapers and we are watching only certain programs on the “fair and balanced” FOX channel. Scrapbooking is a favorite hobby and I have found a nice program to watch for that. My husband keeps up with sports. Reading has become our past-time in the evening. We will go no where near the inauguration insanity and we will not be reading the assessment of the “cult” followers in the media afterward. On the flip side of the cult worship is the diabolical attempt to silence anyone who is a reminder of a different world..A world where normal people live, work and think. In Sarah Palin's world, few people shop at the Whole Foods Market..They get their food according to the system the Creator set up for people. I once heard that many people in NYC were frightened to be in the countryside at night because they were paranoid concerning the lack of crowds, when the rural areas are probably a thousand times safer than NYC in the daylight. Sarah Palin puts the lie to so much of what they believe in every way. God Bless her! Have a great Thanksgiving everyone and remember the same God who blessed those first Pilgrims is still on the throne and still in charge. One day, He will show His hand...
These folks who report this trash won't if and when we actually get to the "worst economy in the past 70 years" that they've all been hoping for since 2000. Can you imagine any of these nitwits actually butchering their own livestock, even if their very lives depended on it? This farm boy can't.....
I’m glad she showed the turkey pardon as the farce it is.
That one is spared is what makes a pardon exceptional.
If Sarah Palin didn’t know the slaughter was going on in the camera shot then maybe she needs to be more aware of her surroundings. Instead of taking interviews at home and elsewhere Gov Palin should concentrate on governing her state and boning up on foreign affairs, etc. for a run in 2012.
Knowing how the MSM works, I'd bet ET paid off the worker to make sure to slaughter the turkeys while the interview was taking place.
I don’t recall anyone in the media asking Obama to cite specific examples of Joe Biden’s regulatory or reform offerings over his 32 year career in the Senate. I seriously doubt he’d have much of an answer. Palin named McCain’s efforts re: Freddie and Fannie-—that was the most important and most relevant of his attempts to reform.
Asked and answered.
Eh, if you look at the transcript which is in my reply, Couric gave her the Freddie and Fannie answers. She was asked what beyond those instances did McCain do anything. She apparently needed to phone a friend.
Was an embarrassing interview for her supporters. I for one wish she hadn’t been so agreeable & jumped into it. But what has this to do with this ridiculous turkeypardoning (Turkeygate?)? You mean she was not smart enough, or too trusting, to see that they were going to do this ? She should never trust anyoen in the media after what they did to her last summer. Yes, she should tend to Alaska and do some serious studying, researching and reading in general. If she wants a future in US gov’t.
In honor of the ‘fairness doctrine’ (BARFF), where’s the video of Obama’s fellow Kenyan Luo tribesmen slaughtering 44 goats, and many other assorted farm animals, in his honor?!
I wonder if anyone knows more details than I do about this. I have two questions:
Is anything known about the cameraman/camera crew and what organization they represented?
I wonder if the reporters extended the questions to extend the time the harvest was going on behind her was on camera.
I also wonder if the farm owner was involved in this in anyway, or paid to set this up.
I did check Alaska newspapers on this story and couldn’t find this type of information.
Looks like a setup to me, more gotcha journalism.
The next time this is brought up, Sarah should just compare it to abortions that go on every day in this country. Interesting that the MSM never talks about what actually takes place during an abortion of a human being.
No, there isn’t. That is why she needs to be smarter about this type of stuff! Where is her publicist? Because she needs one. Geez, why do you think the President always has the Turkey come to the White House...and why do they do these stupid stunts anyway? It is lame.
Really, if she is going to have a future, she has to get some competant staff around her.
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