Friday, April 3, 2009

Palin Family Follies Part 1,309

Sarah Palin is the gift that keeps on giving. Please, conservatives, I beg of you: make this woman your presidential candidate!

If you haven't heard, First Dude Todd Palin’s sister has been arrested for burglary--with her daughter in tow:
Police arrested 35-year-old Diana Palin at a house on West Mill Site Circle near Wasilla's Multi-Use Sports Complex.

Homeowner Theodore Turcott told police an unfamiliar gray 1993 Toyota Camry pulled into his driveway Thursday morning, according to a affidavit filed Friday at Palmer courthouse. Turcott told police he'd been burglarized twice in the last week: Someone stole $2,200 on March 26, leaving $400 behind; after another apparent break-in Tuesday all but $9 was gone.

Excuse me, what kind of idiot leaves a big wad of cash lying around their house--after they’ve already been burglarized? Don’t y’all have any banks left in Alaska?

Here’s the best part, and by best I do mean tragic:

So, Turcott told police, when he didn't recognize the woman getting out of the Camry, he grabbed a gun and hid in the bathroom to see what happened, said Wasilla police Deputy Chief Greg Wood.

Palin made straight for the bedroom cabinet where Turcott kept his cash, Wood said.

Turcott confronted her, detaining her until police arrived, he said.

But before officers got there, Palin's 4-year-old daughter came in the house, the prosecutor handling the case said during a Palmer District Court hearing Friday afternoon.

They may all be a bunch of mavericks up there in Wasilla, Alaska, but they’re also some really lousy parents.

So let’s look at the Palin Family Follies count so far: we have the pregnant teenage daughter, the daughter’s fiance’s mother busted for dealing drugs, and now the sister-in-law busted for burglary. Cue conservative talking point that this just proves how "ordinary" the Palins are “dealing with the same struggles American families face every day.”

Um, no. My family members do not deal drugs, burglarize houses or have kids who got knocked up while still in high school. Maybe my family is extraordinary. I really don’t think so.

But by all means, let’s focus attention on Michelle Obama’s arms and President Obama’s gift to the Queen. Those are some serious outrages!