Sarah Palin's Furious PETA Comeback Is Shockingly Spot-On

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Here’s a she-said/they-said story where I find it very challenging to pick sides, because I dislike both sides so very, very much: Sarah Palin vs. PETA. Yes, that PETA, the ever-chafing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ... and Sarah Palin, who just flat-out bugs me every time she opens her yap. I find both these entities to be highly unpleasant and would in fact enjoy it if they’d simply engage in a physical cage match instead of a war of the words — but here’s the very latest in their increasingly vitriolic public spat over Palin’s treatment of her family dog.


If you missed the brouhaha, it started when Palin posted these photos to her Facebook page:

That’s her son Trig, who has special needs, stepping on their dog in order to help his mom wash dishes. Now personally, I wouldn’t allow my kids to step on our Lab, even though I don’t think the boy is hurting the dog here. I think if the dog was in discomfort, the dog would have got up and moved — but I think allowing the behavior is pretty inconsiderate.

Inconsiderate, but hardly abusive. PETA, however, felt otherwise, issuing a blistering statement against Palin:

It’s odd that anyone — let alone a mother — would find it appropriate to post such a thing, with no apparent sympathy for the dog in the photo. Then again, PETA, along with everyone else, is used to the hard-hearted, seeming obliviousness of this bizarrely callous woman, who actually thought it appropriate to be filmed while turkeys were being slaughtered right behind her in full view of the camera.

Ugh. I love animals, but I swear PETA’s approach drives me crazy. Their deliberately controversial, aggressive attempts to gain publicity for their cause never endears me to what they’re trying to accomplish. It’s like someone standing in your face screaming at top volume about global warming while hurling personal insults — no matter how much you may have agreed with them otherwise, you just want them to shut the hell up.

Anyway, Palin didn’t waste much time responding, and she started out with her typically charming demeanor:

Dear PETA,

Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog.

Okay, I have to admit: I chuckled at that.

Palin went on (oh BOY did she go on):

Hey, by the way, remember your “Woman of the Year”, Ellen DeGeneres? Did you get all wee-wee’d up when she posted this sweet picture? Hypocritical, much?

Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?

Aren’t you the double-standard radicals always opposing Alaska’s Iditarod -- the Last Great Race honoring dogs who are born to run in wide open spaces, while some of your pets “thrive” in a concrete jungle where they’re allowed outdoors to breathe and pee maybe once a day?

Aren’t you the same herd that opposes our commercial fishing jobs, claiming I encourage slaying and consuming wild, organic healthy protein sources called “fish”? (I do.)

Aren’t you the same anti-beef screamers blogging hate from your comfy leather office chairs, wrapped in your fashionable leather belts above your kickin’ new leather pumps you bought because your celebrity idols (who sport fur and crocodile purses) grinned in a tabloid wearing the exact same Louboutins exiting sleek cowhide covered limo seats on their way to some liberal fundraiser shindig at some sushi bar that features poor dead smelly roe (that I used to strip from our Bristol Bay-caught fish, and in a Dillingham cannery I packed those castoff fish eggs for you while laughing with co-workers about the suckers paying absurdly high prices to party with the throw away parts of our wild seafood)? I believe you call those discarded funky eggs “caviar”.

Yeah, you’re real credible on this, PETA. A shame, because I’ll bet we agree on what I hope is the true meaning of your mission -- respecting God’s creation and critters.

Our pets, including Trig’s best buddy Jill Hadassah, are loved, spoiled, and cared for more than some people care for their fellow man whose politics may not mesh with nonsensical liberally failed ways or don’t fit your flighty standards.

Jill is a precious part of our world. So is Trig.

- Sarah Palin

Dang, Palin, tell us how you really feel. I have to award points to her, though: I don’t disagree with most of what she’s saying. Check out the photo she linked to at the start of her comeback:

Yup, Ellen DeGeneres, PETA’s 2009 Woman of the Year, shared that photo with her more than 17 million Facebook friends and received more than a quarter of a million likes, and PETA didn’t say a thing.

(The Obama eating dog meat thing was just lame, though. Here's the context for that dig, in case you think he's serving up barbecued poodle at the White House on the reg.)

PETA has since admitted that they “have no reason to believe that the Palin companion animals aren’t ordinarily pampered,” although they made a valiant attempt to get in the last word:

(...) by the way, we just sent a case of vegan caviar to Vladimir Putin—and no, you can’t see his house from yours, Ms. Palin.

Nice try, PETA, but I’m going to have to go with Sarah Palin in this dogfight. And now I hate you EVEN MORE for making me say that.

PETA or Palin: who do you think made the better argument?

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