Democrats could take a moment from this video clip of Sarah Palin and a fellow Alaskan and learn a lesson on how to handle an encounter with someone who disagrees with you. Over the last few months we’ve seen dozens of “caught on video” moments of Democrat politicians who, when confronted, dissolve into immediate and nasty tantrums that sometimes even end in physical assault.
In this clip (turn up your sound), Sarah Palin is confronted by another woman who is angry and feels that Palin abandoned her state and her seat to become a celebrity. The reaction from Palin is interesting and while she is defensive at first, it almost seems that they find some common ground and camaraderie at the very end. Also, note Bristol Palin sticking up for her mom. Love or hate the Palins, at least she took the moment to respond instead of knocking the woman to the ground and throwing herself kicking and screaming to the floor.
Side Note: it’s hard to miss the look between Sarah Palin and Bristol when the lady revealed she was a teacher. I don’t consider it so much of an “eye roll” as a “ah-hah” moment. But, of course, the media would make as much of the look as possible prompting Palin to release a statement saying:
The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I – wait for it – “appear to roll my eyes” when the lady tells me she’s a teacher. Yes, it’s come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that’s why Botox is all the rage – if you can’t move your eyebrows, your “eye rolling” can’t be misinterpreted!) If they had checked their facts first, they would have known that I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents were teachers, my father was a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my sister works in Special Needs classrooms, my aunt is a school nurse, my mom worked as a school secretary for much of her professional life, we all volunteer in classrooms, etc., etc., etc. Given that family history, how likely is it that I would “roll my eyes” at someone telling me that they too work in that honorable profession? Stay classy, LSM.