Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Sarah Palin lies, again and again and again...

Here's the full answer to the question about a memorable run during the campaign, the one where her thighs throb, but she also lies quite openly, as if Google didn't exist:

Tell me about a memorable run during the campaign that really stands out. Oh, my gosh, the one that really stands out I'm embarrassed to death to repeat. I went for a run at John McCain's ranch a couple of days before the debate with Joe Biden.My favorite thing in the world is to run on hot, dusty roads. I don't get enough of that in Alaska. So I was in heaven and there were plenty of hills so I knew my thighs were going to just throb.

I like running alone and having the Secret Service with me added a little bit of pressure. I'm thinking I gotta have good form and can't be hyperventilating and can't be showing too much pain and that adds a little more pressure on you as you're trying to be out there enjoying your run. Then I fell coming down a hill and was so stinkin' embarrassed that a golf cart full of Secret Service guys had to pull up beside me. My hands just got torn up and I was dripping blood. In the debate you could see a big fat ugly Band-Aid on my right hand. I have a nice war wound now as a reminder of that fall in the palm of my right hand. For much of the campaign, shaking hands was a little bit painful.

I don't remember news reports about it. Heck no! I made those guys swear to secrecy. And I probably should have gotten a couple stitches. But I was insisting with these guys, "Absolutely not, let's just wash it out." I appreciated how much care they took to help me out. So anyway, I have a little scar on my hand, and I've seen a couple of pictures from the debate or of me waving to someone on the campaign trail with that Band-Aid and I think, nobody else knows about it.

So the Secret Service guys kept silent? They did! And I have this great respect for them that they've kept silent all these months later.

Here's a photo taken just before the debate, found on Getty Images:
Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin waves with a bandaged hand as a result of falling while jogging, as she boards her campaign plane for the trip to St Louis, Missouri. She will face-off with her Democratic counterpart Joe Biden in the Vice-Presidential debate later on October 2, 2008. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
(H/T to Bree Palin)

Liar, liar, jogging pants on fire!


That's not all! Sarah Palin tweetered some lies about Emmonak. It appears her Rural Advisor, John Moller, has learned to lie as well. Further details:
Immoral Minority
The Mudflats
Progressive Alaska


anne s said...

Oh she is just trying to make it sound like big hulky secret service men cradled her and wouldn't dare do anything to embarrass her..
Everyone adores her remember? in her pea brain

wow just wow said...

Sarah Palin could very well be a sociopath. She shows many of the symptoms.

She needs professional help.

Anonymous said...

I googled "causes of pathological lying" because I honestly don't get the reward for this lie. Why do it? I just don't get it. Especially when it can be disproved so easily.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be so dense, but what is the lie about? I know it's there because of who it is, but I;m missing the punch line here! Need more coffee!!

regina said...


They kept her secret ALL these months, but it wasn't a secret. On October 2, 2008, it was out there, no mystery, no secret. She's embroidering it so she can praise the Secret Service, show how much they cared about her and raise her status nearer to that of the President.

Or something like it...


Ella said...

NOTHING worse than having to defend the narcissistic dimwith Palin, but: I do not get the "lie" here. Palin is not saying the hand damage due to jogging was a secret, she is saying that the Secret Service agents kept it a secret that they had to rush to her aid and pick her up off of the ground. Seems true - I do not see any statement by the Secret Service agents about their involvement in the mishap. Sorry if I am missing something (I need more coffee too).

Lilybart said...

he's embroidering it so she can praise the Secret Service, show how much they cared about her and raise her status nearer to that of the President.

EXACTLY. that is why she went to visit the troops like Biden, why she bragged about her court appointments the same day that Obama made the SCOTUS appointment, why she feels the need to weigh in on national issues....

she is playing dress-up like my daughter does, pretending she is president too.

Of course if she WERE playing dress-up she would wear one of Mommy's suits instead of hooker outfits.

Anonymous said...

She is TRYING desperately to say anything that links her to the "higher status" of Pres/VP. Do Governor's have Secret Service protection? No. So she is trying to be "Presidential" by talking about them; it's like name dropping for status.

The fact that it's a lie makes it even more transparent. I get it.

Anonymous said...

Senior McCain campaign official corroborates Vanity Fair article, saying: "You’d think that at some point, even Palin’s formidable armor of self-deception would so loudly clang against reality that she’d be forced to change. I doubt that though. Introspection doesn’t seem to be her strong-suit. [...] she has these demons that she can't shake and I think its' unfortunate she has this ability to disconnect herself from reality when things go wrong and she has this total lack of introspection."

Gail said...

Hi Regina, I tried to post this at Runner's World but it just disappears. You and Bree should send this scoop to Andrew Sullivan, HuffPo, if you haven't already and get some exposure.

Here is my lost comment:

It's perfectly okay to make reference to Palin's politics in an article about running because the only reason she was interviewed in the first place is because she's a politician.

I personally love Sarah Palin because first of all, she is so hilarious with the fake pregnancy, her adolescent preening, and her pure dumbness - you couldn't make up the ridiculous stuff about her wasillabilly family and second, she is going to almost single-handedly (she does have help, Governor Sanford?) usher the Republican Party off the cliff. They are already marginalized by the far-right fundy neo-con Limbaugh wing-nuts who are even more amusingly squabbling with each other.

Even in this article she tells a whopper and why? Because she's a pathological liar!

Break out the popcorn, there's surely more to come!

regina said...


We could rename the lie as simply spin, for the reasons stated before. It gave her an excuse to mention the Secret Service so she feels presidential.

The fall is more embarrassing than being helped by anybody. She brought the Secret Service into the conversation. We don't even know for sure that they were actually there, jogging with her. It makes her look more important, that's all. Why would the SS talk about it anyway? If they were there and were really sworn to secrecy, they probably thought she was a nutcase...


Anonymous said...

I think she elaborated to make a cuter story - Heck no! The Secret Service agents kept secret my embarrassment! She just does not care if it is true or not. It made a cuter story if she follows along the interviewer's cue that no one has ever heard about this fall before. But they had. Millions of people had.

Certainly the lies about Emmonak are waaay more important. But I think it is important to call out her lies when we can verify them. She lies early and often!

Thanks, Regina!

midnightcajun said...

I think there are several objects to this carefully contrived little story. 1) She gets to remind everyone that she had Secret Service protection so she was, like, really important and presidential; 2) all the dirty old men hiding this copy of Runners World in their bathrooms will now add to their fantasies an image of themselves tenderly picking up injured Sarah and caring for her; 3) she's telling people she's tough--she should have had stitches but didn't, it hurt to shake hands during the campaign but she soldiered on 4) she's sharing this little "secret" with the RW readers, so that now they feel like they're a part of select circle of VIPs who know what really happened to Sarah during the campaign.

What kind of a twisted mind dreams this kind of stuff up and then trots it out? You know it wasn't spur of the moment. Maybe this is what she does when she's out running--makes up the lies that she will weave into the fantasy world of Sarah Palin. She seriously is sick.

Anonymous said...

I really thinks she wants to say what this guy wants to hear. He brings up the idea that this story has never been reported before, and she responds, "Heck, no!" I can just imagine how eager he looked getting this little scoop for RW. And it was a "him" doing the interview.

leila said...

Actually Bree, a lot of the questions seemed leading like that.. just a frame or showcase for Sarah to fill in the details along the lines of what the questioner asked.

Anonymous said...

I remember hearing about her cut hand due to jogging way back before the election. I think it was on all the major networks. Yes, in her mind, she should have been elected, she should be the Queen, and it appears she projects her disappointment through fantasy story-telling. Seems she has no control of this, it takes a life on all it's own. And, this is why people are rightfully concerned.

basheert said...

Let's play "shrink".

Narcissistic sociopaths are liars. They lie about everything. They lie when they don't have to lie. They lie for attention, they lie to hide.

She lies to make herself look good. She lies to make people think she is doing something for them.

This is quite simply one symptom.

The problem is, most of us who are rational human beings don't see the purpose of necessity of constant lies. We keep looking for a "why". There is no why to SP's mental illness.

It is difficult for people who are not mentally ill to "get" the reasons for some of the things that sociopaths do. Most sociopaths are incapable of connecting on an emotional level with others. Sociopaths have no conscience and feel no sense of responsibility. Their lies have no meaning.

Most serial killers are sociopaths. They feel no guilt or regret.

THIS is what sociopaths "DO". There is no rhyme or reason. They do it because they are sociopaths. If you aren't one, you just cannot rationalize the "why". There is none with these individuals.

And they get worse...much worse. Especially as their exposure increases. They can even become dangerous when exposed.

Don't try to figure out the lies. You can't....normal people don't get the abnormal people's reasons...and there often are none at all.

KaJo said...

If it was THIS easy to find a picture of Palin with the bandage on her hand....

Then why can't we find any pictures of Willow Palin in attendance at the New York Yankees baseball game Sunday June 7th, 2009?

KaJo said...


I think there might be a snark filter at Runner's World. :)

What you're saying might be OK here, but you might have to leave out some of the buzzwords if you really want it accepted there.

As far as I know -- I haven't registered there myself -- the online magazine probably ISN'T a bastion of right-wing obsessiveness about running.

/my own snark :)

KaJo said...

And, Regina, your post at 21:24 reminds me of something about Palin's Kosovo trip.

Remember how her spokesperson said when queried about the secrecy surrounding her destination, her itinerary, etc., saying they have to check with the Dept. of Defense, etc.? (yeah, more feeling "presidential" there)

Anyway, Palin blurted out that she went out into the hills outside Kosovo for a run, then went into a paean of praise for the beauty of the countryside (paraphrasing, she said how much it reminded her that God "dumped" beauty like that in Alaska, too).

It seems aaaaawfully strange that such obsessive secrecy was observed right up to the minute Palin ducked out of her quarters/hotel and ran -- presumably alone, like she usually does -- in the wartorn Kosovo countryside...

Anonymous said...

Hi Regina,
I'm the "dense" anonymous @20:13; thanks for the clarification! Once I looked at the picture again it all clicked.

Lisabeth said...

Basheert you make excellent points about her mental illness! I keep asking why too and there is no point. I have no doubt regarding her being a narcissist, and a severe one.

I do worry about her kids. I am also not too impressed with her husband. The dude is an enabler it seems. Very sick and dysfunctional!

Anonymous said...

I did post it at RW - about 95% of the comments there are positively gag-worthy.

KaJo - If I guess that we can't find any pictures of Willow at Yankee Stadium because she wasn't at Yankee Stadium do I win a prize?

Maybe all the people involved in the photo op that Toad mentioned with Willow were so incompetent that no photos were taken at the photo op? I mean, that's the other option, right?

Anonymous said...

Or maybe the mythical photo op with Willow at Yankee Stadium was secret, also, too?

Lisabeth said...

Bree do you mean the posts at RW are positive about her?Gag, enabling a narcissist.

Anonymous said...

Lisabeth - Yes, positive isn't the word - it is some sort of frothy, bubbly giddiness of awe.

And what is scary is that the comments seem mostly populated by regular folks, not die-hard, Sea4Pee'ers, but the regular people who follow RW. Hard to know the exact numbers of course, but this PR crap works.