Palin Slams ‘DC Assclowns’ At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Saturday issued a fiery rebuke the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, taking to Twitter and Facebook to disparage the “pathetic” annual event and the “DC assclowns” who were in attendance.

“Yuk it up media and pols,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page. “While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. No need for that, we get the real joke.”

The former half-term governor of Alaska saved some of her invective for a tweet she fired off after the dinner.




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