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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/22/2010

Palin complains about media coverage of her kids

By Ann Telnaes

By Ann Telnaes  | December 22, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Media/Press  
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What is the phrase "send in the clowns" She created the roadshow and now complains! What a farce!

Posted by: MyVoice3 | December 23, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Tina Fey can win another lib award for using this line? Just think of all the lib media awards libs have awarded each other for lampooning Sarah Palin. Sarah brings out the best in people, but with libs there is no best to bring out.

Posted by: jornolibist | December 22, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

A liberal cartoonist lampooning Sarah Palin....how original !!

Posted by: maddogjts | December 22, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

"I feel sorry for my kids."

As do we all, but undoubtedly not for the same reasons.

Posted by: labman57 | December 22, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Following the legacy of Bush 43, Palin is a natural sequel.

Posted by: HOTSPATAR | December 22, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Nailed it Again!

Sad for the kids, but Sarah turned on the spotlight!

Posted by: lufrank1 | December 22, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

We all feel sorry for Sarah Palin's kids.

Posted by: mddg7771 | December 22, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I feel sorry for Sarah's kids for several reasons:
1. They have to deal with her as a parent.
2. They have been forced on to the national stage as props by their mother.
3. She continues to exploit the children in her reality shows, book tours, etc.
Sarah, if you want the media to leave them alone, sit down, shut up and keep your children home, in school and doing what other children are doing.

Posted by: MOinkslinger | December 22, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Child, please.

Posted by: poppysue85 | December 22, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

She is the one who put her kids out there in public. Let her live with it.

Posted by: mbrumble | December 22, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Now that post was funny as sh@@@ "Finally Sarah and I have something in common. We both feel sorry for her kids!" hahahahaha

Where's Tina Fey when you need her hahaha

Posted by: MDlady2 | December 22, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is right to feel sorry for her kids. After all, they have her as her mother! She sure brought up her daughter with the "right" values!

Posted by: AlFergsen | December 22, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Sniff Sniff$$$ Something FISHY!!!

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | December 22, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | December 22, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Media attention obviously knows no boundries in today's world. Real privacy is reserved only for the extemely wealthy and powerful today. Palin by now should be aware of her role in the American Dog & Pony show political arena by now and the negative affects it will bring for her family members. Celebrity and notariety has become nothing more than a Faustian agreement.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | December 22, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Finally something I have in common with Sarah Palin, we both feel sorry for her kids.

Posted by: ageorge97 | December 21, 2010 8:33 PM

Amen! She thrusts her kids into the spotlight to use as props for her own selfish purposes, then has the unmitigated gall to whine when some of the attention they get is unflattering.

Someone, please -- make it stop!

Posted by: ajsmithva | December 22, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

lots feel sorry for the palin kids,,wouldnt they be a hoot in the white house.

Posted by: schmidt1 | December 22, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

If she was really concerned about her children's privacy why did she enter politics and start her own reality show?

Posted by: kbcasey | December 22, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

If you don't want your kids treated like public figures, then don't use them as political props.

Posted by: AxelDC | December 22, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Actually... Most people attempt to protect their children from attacks by the press, and others that would try and do them harm.

Sarah Palin is not one of those people, she is a "user" in the worst meaning of the word.

I have always wondered if her "witch doctor" was thought to be a Christian? Was the ceremony performed by him done to protect her child? Is she continuing to use his services, or will she again in the future?

Posted by: motiv8ed | December 22, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

You'd think by now this woman would have expanded her vocabulary.

Posted by: fedup3 | December 22, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I am not a Sara Palin fan. Her children, however should not be media fodder. It is a ethical question - the media will do or say anything at all to sell their product, this issue says much more about the media than it does about the Palins.

Posted by: downscatherine | December 22, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

"Is posting 5 articles a day about Sarah Palin the only way the Washington Post can survive financially?"

Posted by: hastoglis

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If Sarah Palin was living a quiet life in Wasilla then your point would be valid, but it is Ms. Palin who is constantly saying things on Fox News, etc. to which various individuals comments upon (such as Ann Telnaes). Ms. Palin is a public figure and does all she can to remain a public figure in her potential run-up to the 2012 election.

Posted by: AlfromAlexandria | December 22, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin feeling sorry for her kids!!! What a big joke. She parades them everywhere. Dancing with a star while they are not competent to do so. Holding them (like holding a flag) while signing books she sells. Exposing them to every creature in her reality show. And still she tells us she is sorry for them!!
I can hardly tell how many or how they look like the kids of her boss (McCain) who put her on the map!

Posted by: fridamulindayahoocouk | December 22, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

I would think that most rational people feel soory for her children. Not saying she's rational.

Posted by: wireman65 | December 22, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Too funny and right on the mark.....You Betcha!

Posted by: jhalfen | December 22, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Ann! PERFECT! Thank you for giving me my first laugh of the day, (maybe my last!) Palin exploits her kids then whines about the Enquirer writing stories about them and their "mistakes". Palin made her own mistakes all right.... getting knocked up, cheating as Governor of Alaska, exploiting her knocked up daughter at the GOP convention, exploiting her Downs Syndrome kid at the GOP convention, quitting as Governor of Alaska to cash in on her newly acquired "celebrity" status. She is now pushing her kids to follow in her footsteps.... cash in while you can!

Sara... Go shoot some elk, pound some halibut, and feed THAT to your kids while the cameras are rolling. Palin has everything but her bedroom and bathroom documented on camera! WHAT A FRAUD SHE IS!

Posted by: cashmere1 | December 22, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Is posting 5 articles a day about Sarah Palin the only way the Washington Post can survive financially? This neurotic obsession of her by your Political journalists (mostly the Liberal one's) is interesting since she is not even an elected official.

This posting by Ann Telnaes will now be followed by 500 witty and tolerant comments such as "Sarah's dumb!" and "Sarah's a hillbilly!". Sarah Palin consumes way to much of our minds and space on this political page and obsessing about her even in ridicule only ends up helping her unfortunately.

Posted by: hastoglis | December 21, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Is posting 5 articles a day about Sarah Palin the only way the Washington Post can survive financially? This neurotic obsession of her by your Political journalists (mostly the Liberal one's) is interesting since she is not even an elected official.

This posting by Ann Telnaes will now be followed by 500 witty and tolerant comments such as "Sarah's dumb!" and "Sarah's a hillbilly!". Sarah Palin consumes way to much of our minds and space on this political page and obsessing about her even in ridicule only ends up helping her unfortunately.

Posted by: hastoglis | December 21, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Is posting 5 articles a day about Sarah Palin the only way the Washington Post can survive financially? This neurotic obsession of her by your Political journalists (mostly the Liberal one's) is interesting since she is not even an elected official.

This posting by Ann Telnaes will now be followed by 500 witty and tolerant comments such as "Sarah's dumb!" and "Sarah's a hillbilly!". Sarah Palin consumes way to much of our minds and space on this political page and obsessing about her even in ridicule only ends up helping her unfortunately.

Posted by: hastoglis | December 21, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Sarah and Todd are so busy looking out for themselves they children have no parents they are used as props when needed. Bristol is now messed up, Track is disowned and Willow will take after Bristol and follow her lead. The baby is used for show and the younger daughter is learning how to be a freeloader like her Mom. A child represents how they were raised. We saw how the Bush twins acted we said oh isn't that nice as Jenna put her middle finger up to a reporter with her Mom sitting next to her, and both twins kicked out of Brazil for drugs/alcohol and wild parties. Black kids well nothing is said good about them right.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | December 21, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Telnaes, you don't miss a beat. This is political satire at its best and it is truly one of the best portrayal's that you have done of Palin, thus far. Make sure you put this one at the top of your list.

Thanks for a good laugh.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | December 21, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Finally something I have in common with Sarah Palin, we both feel sorry for her kids.

Posted by: ageorge97 | December 21, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

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