Pictures and videos of Sarah Palin at the Turkey Trot below, but first, totally off any kind of topic, I just wanted to say on the record that Carrie Prejean is an idiot.
I was in her corner over her statements at the competition, but after that she went on to make a complete fool of herself. I think she damages the conservative image, and I wouldn't touch her book with a ten foot pole.
Conservatism is one thing; what I really hate is when people like this tout their Christianity. Look, don't talk the talk unless you even remotely walk the walk. If your life doesn't reflect it, just keep your mouth shut.
I also wanted to say something really quickly about why I delve into things like Levi Johnston.
For the most part I've stopped talking about Levi since the Playgirl thing. I don't need to discredit him - he does it very nicely all by himself. I only brought up that last episode as an illustration of what I think's been going on behind the scenes this whole time.
Why do I bring up things like Shannyn Moore and John Bitney? I mean, they're small potatoes.
Well, I don't bring them up very often, but I like to keep an eye on what could potentially become a bigger story. Let's just say I try to keep one finger on the pulse of the underground just to know what it's up to.
All of these people are connected; Tank has connections to Gryphen, Gryphen has connections to Geoffrey Dunn, Geoffrey Dunn writes for the HuffPost and is writing a book on Palin, the HuffPost has connections to the left and the DNC, etc....
If it were anyone besides Palin I wouldn't give the underground the time of day, but I keep an eye on it because of the tendency for this stupid stuff to bubble up and be given credence when it comes to Sarah Palin. Let's just say I like to know what the enemy's up to. I knew that Levi wasn't going to sue for custody yet because of opposition research. I pop my head down into the cesspools so that you don't have to. The garbage tends to start down there. I sift through the stupid stuff and every once in a while I find a nugget that might explain a few things. When I do, I post it.
I realize also that as Sarah Palin becomes more and more of a national presence these things might never be remotely relevant again. If so, that's great! But I would rather be safe than sorry. I'm not letting my guard down for a second with these people. Again, I do it so you won't have to worry about it and to be ready if these things ever do become issues in the future. There may also be an issue of morbid curiosity.
Okay, now on to the Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot was a dance back at the turn of the century, but today, it's a 5k trot, and the Gov was in on it.
Article and video here. Article here. Picture gallery of the Turkey Trot here. Picture gallery of Palin arriving in Pasco here.
And some more vids:
And just a random vid: