Politico: Palin was greeted in the town by Kathleen Gustafson, a self-identified teacher, who was holding a sign that read: “Worst Governor Ever.”
After seeing the sign, Palin walked over to speak to Gustafson. The video is spreading quickly Monday on several liberal blogs.
“You swore on your precious Bible that you would uphold the interests of this state, and then when cash was waved in front of your face, you quit,” Gustafson told Palin after the former governor walked over to ask, “What’s up?”
“Oh, you wanted me to be your governor,” Palin responded, sarcastically retorting, “I’m honored! Thank you!”
The left is making big hay over this video. They are even suggesting Palin rolls her eyes when she hears the woman is a teacher. Quite frankly, I don’t see what all the fuss is about. The woman wanted Palin to finish her term and is now feeling “jilted”.
If this is suppose to be a gotcha moment for Palin, then the left has lowered it standards considerably. Check out this gotcha moment with Mitt Romney and tell me if Palin is anywhere near as sloppy with the confrontation.
Palin and the teacher actually reach common ground with their discussion about both their husbands being commercial fishermen. That is hardly anything like the dustup the left is making this video out to be.
Needless to say, Palin had a few choice words for the media about this video on her Facebook page.
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’swhy 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.
All in all, the Palin Haters will have to wait for another gotcha moment with Palin, because this one ain’t it.
UPDATE: Liar YES, Teacher NO
What is it about Palin Haters that make them so damn over the top? It turns out that the “teacher” (Kathleen Gustafson) Sarah Palin confronted really isn’t a teacher after all. She is a singer in a drag queen band.
Gateway Pundit: The leftists were outraged that Sarah Palin had the nerve to confront this angry “teacher.” Teachers should be respected.
It’s just too bad she’s not a teacher.
Kathleen Gustafson is a singer in a drag queen band.
(HOMER TRIBUNE/Randi Somers) – Director Kathleen Gustafson (left) steps in to provide harmony as Hedwig (Atz Lee Kilcher) polishes up his performance at Pier One on Aug. 28.
Kathleen Guftafson is not a teacher. She’s a theater tech… And a liar.
You just can’t make this stuff up.
Gustafson must have said she was a teacher thinking that gave her some authority and sympathy. NOT! Teachers, just like everyone else on the planet come in two flavors, nice and nasty. I think it is fair to say that Ms. Gustafson can go in the nasty column.
So the great gotcha moment the left was hoping for has now turned out to be a complete flop. Ms. Gustafson turns out to be just another leftwing loon. Move along folks, nothing to see here.
Via: The New Yorker
Via: The Last Tradition