LAS VEGAS — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin declined to speculate on a potential 2016 run Thursday at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, but she did offer the GOP some free political advice. We caught up with Palin as she was promoting the second season of her show, “Amazing America,” which airs on the Sportsman Channel Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.
“I’m not going to talk politics except to say the GOP had better go on offense. Man, they are not going to win any game on defense,” she told TheBlaze. “Being in the majority there in D.C. — we’re blowing it if we just bend our back.”
She added, “That GOP leadership, that establishment, they’ve got to get their stuff together. I love what they believe in, I believe in it too. But they’ve got to get tough, man. You know what? It’s not just the New England Patriots who are dealing with deflated balls right now.”
The discussion then shifted to “Amazing America,” which she said has received an extremely positive response from American viewers. Next week’s Jan. 29 episode has been dubbed the “Ted Nugent Special” as she visits the rock star’s massive Texas ranch.
The former Alaska governor said the show is really about connecting with the beauty of the outdoors. And she’s not letting the outrage mobs that get angry over hunting affect her in the slightest.
“Wherever you go in America, there is beauty, there are resources, there are wonderful people out there living life vibrantly — and we can all kind of unify around that, being inspired by what the great outdoors has to offer,” she said. “And our show highlights [that].”
Watch a preview of the episode here:
While in Vegas for the SHOT Show, Palin said she will also feed the homeless Thursday night with “organic” and “healthy” wild game.
The incident took place at a party near Anchorage, Alaska.
Below, some of the most eyebrow-raising tidbits from the police report:
- When police arrived on the scene, “there was a large limousine and several individuals that appeared to be yelling and upset.” The officer recognized Sarah and Todd Palin.
- An officer noticed that “one of the males was not wearing a shirt and his [sic] was bloody.” The bloody, shirtless male turned out to be Track Palin, who was “heavily intoxicated” and “belligerent at first.”
- Bristol Palin told the officer the family had attended a birthday party at the home of Korey Klingenmeyer. At the party, Bristol says she confronted a woman whom younger sister Willow Palin said had “pushed” her.
- According to Bristol, the party’s host, Korey, “pushed [Bristol] down to the ground” and “called her a ‘slut’ over and over.” Then someone stole Bristol’s shoes and sunglasses.
- “Korey told me he had been hanging out in his back yard with approximately 20 other guests when Bristol Palin had approached the group saying she was going to ‘knock that bitch out.'”
- “[Bristol] stated she didn’t know who Korey was and then said that Korey had drug her across the lawn by her legs and was calling her a cunt and a slut.”
- Korey said he was “angry that the Palins had showed up and were causing the problems.”
- “Bristol and her sister came up to the home owner in the back yard. [Korey] was asking her not to do anything there because it was a birthday party, and she punched him in the face 6 times” before “a bunch of wives tackled her ass.”
- Outside the party, the witness saw “four unknown guys jump on [Todd Palin].” Then Track “jumped in and was fighting the people that jumped his dad.” But “Track said that he didn’t know any of the guys that he said assaulted him, he could only describe them as skinny white males … and that the kids’ 43-year-old father was urging his son to hit Track.”
What we take away:
- It was a real family affair involving at least four individual Palins.
- This probably happened after they crashed someone’s birthday party.
- While a penchant for drunken brawls may or may not make you a feminist role model, if you see Bristol Palin on the warpath, seems like it’s best to duck for cover.