Sarah Palin has offered a response to the social media shitshow controversy (Doghazi? Stepstoolgate?) she set off by posting pictures of her dog being used as a stool by her son. It's probably one of the dumbest things she has ever said and holy shit is that saying a lot.
This weekend attention was focused on Palin and a series of photos she shared to her Facebook page depicting her six-year-old son, Trig, stepping on their Lab, a service dog named Jill. Palin responded to the criticism with a half-baked rant on PETA which included a gross, stupid, utterly unnecessary jab at President Barack Obama. Buckle yourselves in; we're going for a ride in bullshit land:
Chill. At least Trig didn't eat the dog.
That's right. We're in for a classic "HEY I DID A SHITTY THING BUT AT LEAST I DIDN'T DO THIS OTHER TOTALLY AWFUL THING. GIVE ME A COOKIE PLEASE" defense. Look, I told you to buckle yourselves in.
Hey, by the way, remember your "Woman of the Year", Ellen DeGeneres? Did you get all wee-wee'd up when she posted this sweet picture?http://conservatives4palin.com/…/peta-woman-y…Hypocritical, much?
I don't know about PETA (who the hell understands anything PETA does) but, as pointed out in yesterday's discussion about this point that conservatives are rushing to make in her defense, if you go on The Ellen DeGeneres Show's Facebook page there are lots and lots of people expressing their dismay that the show posted such a picture. It's not OK. Don't use your dog as a step stool or a horse or anything else that it wasn't born to be. It's not cute.
Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?
What the hell wrong with her? There is no way that she can talk about this without making a horrifying racist, obnoxious dig is there? (For those who need full context, here is the excerpt from Obama's memoir that described how he dried dog meat while in Indonesia.)
Aren't you the double-standard radicals always opposing Alaska's Iditarod – the Last Great Race honoring dogs who are born to run in wide open spaces, while some of your pets "thrive" in a concrete jungle where they're allowed outdoors to breathe and pee maybe once a day? (http://iditarod.com/ http://www.irondog.org/)
Aren't you the same herd that opposes our commercial fishing jobs, claiming I encourage slaying and consuming wild, organic healthy protein sources called "fish"? (I do.)
Aren't you the same anti-beef screamers blogging hate from your comfy leather office chairs, wrapped in your fashionable leather belts above your kickin' new leather pumps you bought because your celebrity idols (who sport fur and crocodile purses) grinned in a tabloid wearing the exact same Louboutins exiting sleek cowhide covered limo seats on their way to some liberal fundraiser shindig at some sushi bar that features poor dead smelly roe (that I used to strip from our Bristol Bay-caught fish, and in a Dillingham cannery I packed those castoff fish eggs for you while laughing with co-workers about the suckers paying absurdly high prices to party with the throw away parts of our wild seafood)? I believe you call those discarded funky eggs "caviar".
If she has been inside PETA offices and seen leather office chairs, I am the Queen of Neptune.
As for the rest of all that my reaction can be summed up best by Christian Bale's "WTF did you just say" face.
Moving on. Here's more bullshit:
Yeah, you're real credible on this, PETA. A shame, because I'll bet we agree on what I hope is the true meaning of your mission – respecting God's creation and critters.
Our pets, including Trig's best buddy Jill Hadassah, are loved, spoiled and cared for more than some people care for their fellow man whose politics may not mesh with nonsensical liberally failed ways or don't fit your flighty standards.
Jill is a precious part of our world. So is Trig.
- Sarah Palin
Don't forget, Jill, the dog her son used as a step stool, is a service dog (a service dog she called "lazy"). Jill was provided to the Palins by an organization that normally gives their animals to military families with a focus on wounded veterans. ::scans Palin's Facebook rant for any mention of this:: But at least her son "didn't eat" the dog. OK.
Once again, to reitterate—no one is mad at her son for doing something like this. People are expressing concern that as a parent and dog owner she posted these pictures as if stepping on a dog were something to celebrate and garner likes for (to the tune of around 60K on Facebook so far; ugh).
I like how she directs all of this ire at PETA yet doesn't bother to point out the numerous other people/groups who have also stepped in to condemn her actions. It's really easy to discredit your critics by focusing your response on their most extreme faction. But hey, even PETA managed to look like the rational ones compared to her in this situation. Here's how the organization responded to Palin's newest Facebook message directed at them, via Politico:
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk responded on Saturday saying, "PETA simply believes that people shouldn't step on dogs."
"Palin's Facebook response shows us that she knows PETA about as well as she knows geography."
She added, "We have no reason to believe that the Palin companion animals aren't ordinarily pampered, and we wish the entire family a peaceful and humane 2015."
"She knows PETA about as well as she knows geography."
Let's all go home now, because nothing else will ever top this response to Palin's fuckery.
Image via Facebook.