Sarah Palin rambles on about Chris Kyle, ‘Hollywood hypocrites,’ and running for office in 2016
Appearing in Las Vegas to promote her cable television show, Amazing America, reality show host and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin served up some wild boar chili to the homeless as well as some opinions to the local media about “Hollywood haters and hypocrites,” American Sniper’s Chris Kyle, and whether she is thinking about making a run at the White House in 2016.
Speaking with Extra TV, a furious Palin lashed out at celebrities whom she believes were attacking the late Navy Seal Chris Kyle, when making comments about Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper movie.
Stating that Kyle was in Iraq following 9/11, “protecting their right to do what they want to do,” Palin called the unnamed celebrities “hypocrites.”
“These celebrities that we worship who haven’t done a doggone thing to protect our Constitution or our freedom, and then you have someone like Chris Kyle out there putting his life on the line, getting rid of the bad guys before the bad guys get us. And yet he’s demonized by some of those celebrities who should be appreciating the opportunity they have to do whatever they want to do.” Palin said. “Hypocrites are the ones who are slamming Chris Kyle.”
Palin admitted that she got to known Kyle and his family when her husband, Todd, co-starred with him on the short-lived ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ reality show, adding that the late Kyle, author of the autobiographical American Sniper, “never sought the spotlight.”
Speaking with ABC, Palin turned to lighter subjects — including serving wild boar chili to the homeless during a photo-op at a Salvation Army outpost in downtown Las Vegas — while teasing out hints that she’s “interested” in re-entering politics.
“Yeah, I mean, of course, when you have a servant’s heart, when you know that there is opportunity to do all you can to put yourself forward in the name of offering service, anybody would be interested,” Palin said.
Addressing a presidential run, she demurred but added, ““We definitely had enough of seeing that — America has had enough of seeing that — sign on the Oval Office door saying, ‘No Girls Allowed.’ I know that.”
Asked about the possibility of either 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney and former Florida governor Jeb Bush making a run, Palin said, “I can’t wait for new energy.”
As Palin served the trendy wild boar chili — provided by the Sportsman Channel that hosts her show — to the hungry homeless, she noted she had not tried it, adding that her “specialty” is moose.
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