Oh, this is very interesting… Family Values? Riiiiight.
Hell hath no fury like a Palin family visit: Just when I was about to give up on them, the Gods of gossip came visiting this week, and as they’ve done in the past, they beckoned me to look towards Wasilla, towards the fortress of Our Lady of the North, the woman who was almost a heartbeat away from the presidency, whose family had a dramatic weekend, Wasilla style! As many of us have read, Bristol Palin was visited by a Floridian stalker on Sunday who somehow ended up on the family’s balcony. The stalker currently sits in jail. That’s pretty dramatic. But that’s the least of it. The night before, Saturday, was a doozy. The details are a little sketchy, but there’s enough of them, from enough different sources, that a story emerges, a story that according to the gossip Gods, looks kind of like this: There’s some sort of unofficial birthday/Iron Dog-type/snowmachine party in Anchorage. A nice, mellow party, until the Palin’s show up. There’s beer, of course, and maybe other things. Which is all fine, but just about the time when some people might have had one too many, a Track Palin stumbles out of a stretch Hummer, and immediately spots an ex-boyfriend of Willow’s. Track isn’t happy with this guy, the story goes. There’s words, and more. The owner of the house gets involved, and he probably wished he hadn’t. At this point, he’s up against nearly the whole Palin tribe: Palin women screaming. Palin men thumping their chests. Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly, and it’s something to hear when Sarah screams, “Don’t you know who I am!” And it was particularly wonderful when someone in the crowd screamed back, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!” No, it’s what happens when the former First Family of Alaska comes knocking. As people were leaving in a cab, Track was seen on the street, shirtless, flipping people off, with Sarah right behind him, and Todd somewhere in the foreground, tending to his bloody nose.
via Loose Lips: Hell hath no fury like a Palin family visit. Campaigns gear up. Mayor Dan grabs a Tiger by the tail. | Amanda Coyne.
Others: The Immoral Minority, Americans Against the …, Mediaite, The Daily Caller and The Huffington Post
Update: This is now turning into a major story. There are witnesses coming forward too.
Video Via ABC’s Good morning America:
What I do not understand, why do this silly people think that they can get away with such things? Do they not realize that because of the status of this family, that everything that they do will end up in the national media? Are they really that dumb?
Anchorage News Reports:
Police are investigating a brawl that took place in South Anchorage over the weekend involving around 20 people. A witness said it happened during a joint birthday party thrown in part for Todd Palin.
The Anchorage Police Department said a “verbal and physical altercation” took place late Saturday night between multiple people outside a South Anchorage home in the 900 block of Harbor Circle, in the Oceanview neighborhood.
“A preliminary investigation by police revealed that a party had been taking place at a nearby residence and a fight had broken out between multiple subjects outside of the residence,” Castro wrote. “None of the involved parties wanted to press charges at the time of the incident and no arrests were made at the scene. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident. Some of the Palin family members were in attendance at the party.”
Castro would not provide a written police report of the incident from officers, saying the case is still open.
“We are still reviewing the case, along with our municipal attorney’s office to determine whether any charges will be filed,” Castro wrote in an email.
Blogger Amanda Coyne reported Wednesday that the Palins were at the center of the fight. Coyne cites anonymous sources who described a shirtless Track Palin, Bristol Palin throwing punches and former Gov. Sarah Palin screaming during the melee. The reports have been widely re-circulated on national sites, including Wonkette and Gawker.
Neighbor Charles Fryer attended the party, which he described as a joint birthday party for four people, including Todd Palin. He said Sarah Palin was at the party.
Fryer said the party was “basically peaceable” until the fight occurred around 11 p.m. He heard commotion in front of the house and stepped outside to check it out.
He described the fight as a dog pile “just like you see in a football game.”
Fryer didn’t know who was involved. “I’m too old to fool with that stuff,” he said.
Now let me say this; some people in the neoconservative blogosphere may wonder, “why is he linking to liberal sites? “Look, I link to everyone. I did this when I was on the left and I still do it now as a Paleoconservative. Also too, I am not a fan of Palin. I never was. She acted like she was somehow entitled to be Vice President, because she is a woman.
Furthermore, Sarah Palin has been compared to likes of Nancy or even scarier, Ronald Reagan and other great woman of the Conservative movement of old. I call bullcrap on that one. She could not hold a candle to those women or men at all; she lacks the class, the grace and the morals of such people. This little incident, which is now being confirmed by the police, is living proof of that.
I now sit and wait for Sarah Palin to come out with spin and lies, then try and blame the entire thing on the “liberal media” like she always does.
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Update #2: Oh, this stuff just keeps getting interesting. The guy who gave the interview lost his job. Nice way to promote your name Sarah. (H/T Little Green Footballs)