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Sarah Palin Teases Return to Politics, Gets an Avalanche of Hate Toward Her Children

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin teased a return to politics on Friday, spawning hateful responses directed primarily at her family.

On Friday, the Senate voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, paving the way for a full vote as early as Saturday.

All Republican senators voted for the nominee, except for Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Following Murkowski’s decision to side with Democrats on the vote, Palin directed a message at the senator on Twitter.

“Hey @LisaMurkowski– I can see 2022 from my house…,” Palin tweeted, referencing the next year Murkowski would be up for re-election.

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Palin’s tweet alludes to a 2008 SNL sketch in which actress Tina Fey, portraying Palin, had a line saying, “I can see Russia from my house.”

Murkowski has never achieved a majority in any Senate election. In 2016, Libertarian candidate Joe Miller polled 29.2 percent of the votes against her. In 2010, Miller won the GOP primary but lost the general election to Murkowski, who was first appointed to the seat when her father, Frank Murkowski, became governor.

Palin’s tweet, as with everything she does, tapped reservoirs of deep support and deep hate, much of which was directed at her children.

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Others stood by her.

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In an interview with the Daily Mai in September, Palin said she and her husband have big plans for the future.

“We’re finally in that spot where we can seize the opportunity to get outside and do more,” she said. “‘And we’re ready to do a lot more.”

Palin and her husband, Todd, have five children. Their fourth, Piper, has just started her last year of high school. Their youngest, Trig, who has Down syndrome, travels with them.

Palin was a star of the conservative movement that rose in opposition to former President Barack Obama, and subsumed her activity in the campaign of President Donald Trump. As with many key Trump supporters, there were rumors of her holding a position in Trump administration but none materialized.

Palin has talked of going deeper than politics.

“I want to do something that will influence our culture. To really remind people how important a work ethic is and to try to erase a lot of this idea that people have that government owes them anything. Or that anybody owes them anything,” she told the Daily Mail.

“I want to be in some positions here to get that message out there, how important it is to be independent, get out there and work for yourself,” she added.

Palin, who cultivated a reputation as a political firebrand, said there is no point for the GOP to be in power without aggressive action.

“They’re in power. They’ve got the House, the Senate, they have the administration and yet they’re acting like victims and they’re always on defense. That’s not what the supporters of the platform expect. We expect to be on offense in order to clean things up — drain that swamp — get government back on our side and get it off our backs and quit playing victim all the time! You’re not going to win a ballgame only playing defense.”

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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