In the latest Palin appearance on CNN, a deluded Mama Grizzly claims Donald Trump respects women.
Donald Trump Jr. respects women, Sarah Palin insists on CNN. Really! He does! This poor woman must really want that vice presidential slot. It’s been so loooong since anyone’s paid any attention to her, and she craves the spotlight like a Venus Flytrap needs the sun.
On Sunday, Jake Tapper arranged this latest Palin appearance on State of the Union because he apparently has more of a sense of humor than he lets on. While Sarah Palin let fly more doozies than I can shake my fist at, let’s start with her thoughts on Donald Trump and women.
Jack Tapper asked Mama Grizzly about the Donald’s alarmingly low poll numbers with women voters. He then queued up some video footage with Mein Trumpf’s latest appalling statement that we would normally call a gaffe, only he said it on purpose:
“All of the men, we’re petrified to speak to women anymore. We may raise our voice. You know what? The women get it better than we do, folks, all right? They get it better than we do.”
That’s right. The Donald just said he thinks women have it easier. Tapper then asked Sarah Palin:
“As a very prominent female supporter of Donald Trump, do you wince when he says things like that?”
She then flashed a vacuous grin, twisted her features into her trademark “aw, pshaw!” grimace and declared:
“Heck no. I’m like, Trump, you know, you’re saying what a lot of other people are thinking. He just happens to be the most candid about it in a public arena than most Americans are used to.”
Sarah Palin then doubles down on her praise for Donald Trump:
“So, no, I don’t wince. And I know the man. And I have known him for years. And I so appreciate that he has great respect for women. He listens to the sharp, confident women in his life, his — his wife, his daughter, those who surround him in business. He listens to even, you know, Joe-Bo hockey mom from Wasilla, if I have an idea that would perhaps make sense with his conservative agenda.”
Donald Trump respects his wife and his daughter? You mean Ivanka Trump, the one he’d “date” if she weren’t his daughter? Or Melania Trump? The woman who rarely voices any opinions of her own and always meticulously defers to her husband, at least in public? Or was the pitbull in lipstick referring to one of His Hairness’ other wives?
Oh, but Sarah Palin insists: Donald Trump respects women. He really does.
“No, I know the man, and I respect him because he respects women.”
In this odd appearance on CNN, we also see John McCain’s former vice presidential candidate from the 2008 election insist that — despite Donald Trump’s angry tirade against Hillary Clinton for supposedly acting as an “enabler” to her husband’s infidelities — our nation no longer cares about the personal foibles of our public figures and presidential candidates.
After all those big news stories about Palin’s extramarital affair, her family’s drunken brawl, the domestic violence charges filed against her son, and her daughter’s unwed pregnancies and custody battles, who can blame Sarah Palin for her startling lack of judgey-ness.
“Well, you know, I think a lot of people may be obsessed with a public figure’s personal life, and they’re going to get all entangled in, you know, past indiscretions or whatever. But I think, for the most part, Americans are concerned about things like who will be able to appoint the next Supreme Court justices, which will affect an entire generation coming up. I think that’s what people are concerned about, much more so than Bill Clinton’s obvious indiscretions, and Donald Trump having been divorced a couple of times, but owning up to it.”
But the saddest part is watching poor Sarah Palin insist that she’s not looking to be Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick when she clearly wants it sooooooooo badly. When Jake Tapper asks if she’s willing to be vetted as a vice presidential pick to help improve Bubba Trumpf’s standing with women, she answers:
“I think I’m pretty much as vetted as anybody in the country could be vetted already. So, I think there are so many other great people out there in America who can serve in this position. I think, if someone wanted to choose me, they already know who I am, what I stand for. They wouldn’t be in for any surprises.”
In the time-honored tradition of mothers with martyr complexes everywhere, Sarah Palin insists that she wouldn’t want to be a “burden on the ticket” because she wants Trump to win.
“Well, I want to help and not hurt. And I am such a realist that I realize there are a whole lot of people out there who would say anybody but Palin. I don’t want to be a burden on the ticket, and I recognize that, in many, many eyes, I would be that burden. So, you know, I just — I just want the guy to win. I want America to win, and I don’t know if I would be the person that would be able to help him win, Jake.”
But she clearly seems to want Jake Tapper to declare, “Don’t be silly, Sarah! Of course, you’d be the logical choice for the VP slot!” Alas for her, the CNN host says no such thing.
Watch: Donald Trump respects women? The very latest Palin lunacy on CNN.