It’s rare for Sarah Palin to admit embarrassment, but she said on Thursday her family’s drunken brawl in Alaska was downright humiliating.
The former GOP vice presidential nominee took to Facebook to finally address her family’s involvement in a bloody, booze-fueled brawl that took place last month in Anchorage.
“What happened on the night in question wasn’t funny. It was humiliating and frightening,” Palin wrote in her post. “My kids aren’t proud of what happened, nor are they seeking sympathy by playing the victim card – that’s why they haven’t commented on this for all these weeks.”
Palin posted links to two blog posts written by her eldest daughter, Bristol Palin, describing the night’s events and criticizing the media for their coverage of the incident.
Sarah Palin herself also had a sharp critique of the media.
“Looking at the reports, it strikes me as bitterly ironic that the same people who tell us there is a ‘war on women’ have no problem laughing at the recording of my daughter crying as she tells police about being assaulted by a man,” Palin said. “I’d like to say shame on the media and those on the left laughing at her or at any young woman in a similar situation, but I no longer think they have any shame.”
Her post comes three days after Anchorage police released audio recordings and photographs gathered after the melee. Various eyewitnesses and the public records made it clear that Sarah Palin herself was at the party and even had brief interaction with police.
Palin closed our her post with a short aside.
“Now Todd and I are headed to an exciting middle school girl’s basketball game along with dozens of other families proud to cheer on their daughters.”
See Palin’s post below: