Eyewitness loses job after going on TV to say Palin family brawl was like ‘Jerry Springer’
A witness to the Saturday night brawl in Anchorage, Alaska that reportedly involved the family of former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was fired on Friday for talking to ABC’s Good Morning America about what he saw.
Eric Thompson worked for McKenna Bros. Paving Company, the organization that held the party on Saturday, which was a birthday party for twins Matt and Marc McKenna, owners of the paving company.
Thompson appeared on Good Morning America on Friday after speaking to Alaskan political blogger Amanda Coyne.
Thompson said the party was held at the house of McKenna Bros. office manager Korey Klingenmeyer. Most of the party, he said, took place outside. A live band played, and Marc, an Iron Dog Snowmobile Race competitor, welcomed several past winners to the party, one of whom is Todd Palin.
Drinks were consumed, then a series of confrontations erupted involving Bristol and Track Palin and an ex-boyfriend of Bristol’s. Klingenmeyer attempted to stop Bristol, but the former abstinence spokesperson and teen mom “stood straight up, brought her arm back and cold-cocked him right in the face,” Thompson reported.
“It was a really nice, mellow party” before the Palins arrived, Thompson said. “Then it turned into the Jerry Springer show.”
“I heard Sarah Palin scream out, ‘You know who we are, don’t you?'” he told ABC.
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