Responding to criticism from animal lovers after she posted pictures on Facebook of her youngest son using the family dog as a step stool, former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin lashed out at animal rights organization PETA — in yet another Facebook post, –mocking them as out-of-touch Louboutin-wearing city-dwellers.
Palin posted the picture of youngest son Trig standing on their dog, Jill Hadassah, on New Year’s day leading to criticism across-the board, with PETA issuing a press release.
“It’s odd that anyone — let alone a mother — would find it appropriate to post such a thing, with no apparent sympathy for the dog in the photo,” said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Then again, PETA, along with everyone else, is used to the hard-hearted, seeming obliviousness of this bizarrely callous woman.”
Responding on Facebook Saturday afternoon, Palin returned fire in her trademark rambling style, including citing stories about young Barack Obama eating dog as a child while living in Indonesia.
Beginning, “Dear PETA, Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog,” Palin launched into a 116-word stream-of-consciousness list of hyperbole and attacks on PETA staffers:
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”.
Palin went on to say, “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.”