More on the thrilla in Wasilla


During the 2008 election, when Sarah Palin burst on the scene and people wondered who the hell she was and what her background was, the site to visit was The Mudflats, an Alaska-based blog that provided the most informed coverage of her and her world. In the wake of the now infamous Palin family brawl, people have begged the founder of the site Jeanne Devon to dig up the details and she has finally, but reluctantly, obliged.

Here’s her version of how the melee began.

The Palins arrived at the party, but not just Sarah and Todd who were the only actual invitees from the clan – the whole fan-damnily and some other tagalong friends from Wasilla turned up in a stretch Hummer limo. Because, of course they did. The party was an adult and relaxed event, with most guests at least in their 30s. Reports have come in that Track got into a fight with an ex-boyfriend of Willow’s. But according to my source, the initial fight started when Track and his buddy were aggressively pursuing… how shall I put this… “romantic relations” with some female guests. They were allegedly explicit and crude in their depictions of what they’d like to do with and to the ladies, expressing a desire to “bend them over on the lawn,” according to my source. Apparently the lawn was large enough to include places one could be “bent over.”

As Track and his companion were wooing the ladies with honeyed words, certain individuals took exception to it – namely the husbands of the women in question, whose presence right there with their wives the whole time was no deterrant to our confident and ambitious Casanovas from the Mat-Su.

Track did not fare well in the ensuing confrontation with the spouse. The irate husband punched Track with the full force of his annoyance, and the young Palin ended up “spread eagle lying on the grass.” You could say someone did end up bent over on the lawn, but not in the way he first envisioned.

Track’s buddies then got involved in the fracas to defend the honor of their fallen comrade, others followed, and soon Bristol Palin began to punch the host in the face for reasons we do not fully understand. Repeatedly. Then Todd showed up and joined the scrum, ending up with a bloody nose out of the deal. Did I mention that it happened to be his 50th birthday? He probably won’t forget the big 5-Ohhhh.

The Palin family sure is classy. Follow the link for more on the hijinks.

By the way, if you don’t know what a stretch Hummer limo looks like, here is one.

stretch hummer

Comments

  1. Chiroptera says

    By the way, if you don’t know what a stretch Hummer limo looks like, here is one.

    Pretty much the way I pictured it. Except not…quite…so…long. WTF?

  2. Paulo Borges says

    I propose a motion on which people like these be sent to an isolated, uninhabited island (Survivor style) and be left to fend of for themselves with their equals.
    From my side of the pond I nominate Strauss-Kahn and Berlusconi.

  3. jimmyfromchicago says

    Nothing says classy understatement like a Hummer stretch limo. Someone once observed that well Americans resent the better-education, they don’t resent the wealthy, so I doubt the Hummer limo will do much to dent the woman-of-the-people image she tries to cultivate. This is how her fans would behave if they had money.

  4. Katydid says

    Amanda Coyne (http://amandacoyne.com/) broke this story, but since then it’s been picked up in a whole bunch of places, including The Guardian, Time Magazine, and various NPR and Progressive Radio station programs.

    I have to admit, back in 2008 I was amazed that the Republicans of all people were putting up a woman as a VP candidate. I tuned in with great interest to hear what the one they picked had to say….then she opened her mouth, and I knew she was a vicious, proud know-nothing idiot.

    Then the story about her “tough-woman” birth broke, and I was astounded the Republicans wanted us to believe the b.s. story that the over-40, 7-time pregnant, multiple-miscarriage mother of a special-needs infant got on an airplane with leaking amniotic fluid after a day’s worth of contractions to fly 14 hours to then bypass a state capitol hospital to make a long, long drive to a tiny po-dunk hospital not even equipped to deliver twins, to give birth to a 2-month premature, known-special-needs infant. Yet nobody on the airplane–not even the trained flight staff–noticed this heavily-pregnant woman was in labor? Or even pregnant?

    That was just the tip of the iceberg. The Palin mafioso clan had a man fired who spoke on record about the brawl that he was eye-witness to.

  5. jimmyfromchicago says

    Just finished reading Jeanne Devon’s post about this, and the only thing that could have made that story better would have been if Levi had been there. After all, what’s a Palin story without Levi?

    @Katydid–You’re a Trig Palin birther? Seriously?

  6. coffeehound says

    Paolo Borges @ 2,

    From my side of the pond I nominate Strauss-Kahn and Berlusconi.

    Hmmm. Good choices. O.k. then, I’ll nominate the Palins, Donald Trump and raise you a Ben Stein…..

  7. God Emperor Lionel Lauer says

    This sounds like a fun game. For Australia, I nominate Tony Abbott & Gina Rhinehart.

  8. lorn says

    They were allegedly explicit and crude in their depictions of what they’d like to do with and to the ladies, expressing a desire to “bend them over on the lawn,” … As Track and his companion were wooing the ladies with honeyed words, certain individuals took exception to it – namely the husbands of the women in question, whose presence right there with their wives the whole time was no deterrant to our confident and ambitious Casanovas from the Mat-Su.

    Classy.

  9. Katydid says

    @Jimmy: I have had children of my own. It was laughably obvious to me that Sarah Palin’s wild ride could not possibly have happened as she said it did, which led me to look at her more closely. She lies about everything, *everything*, but her concocted pregnancy hoax is probably the silliest of all. How could you possibly believe a woman could go in media from a (square, pillow-shaped) slight bump to a full-on full-term pregnancy in just a couple of weeks? And run across the ice in high heels at 8 months pregnant? Just a huge lie meant to endear her to the unthinking, anti-choice nuts.

  10. Mano Singham says

    Katydid,

    I remember this whole issue at the time but if the child is not hers, whose could it be? I seem to recall that those who thought that she was covering up for daughter Bristol’s pregnancy stopped arguing that when Bristol became pregnant and the conception had to be during the time of Palin’s pregnancy.

    I could be wrong about this.

  11. Reginald Selkirk says

    It seems only fair to print The Palins’ side of the story

    At some point, Bristol Palin became involved in the free-for-all, but the Palin source took issue with a report suggesting she had brandished a “mean right hook,” noting that the eldest Palin daughter is left-handed.

    What? Do people fight with only one hand up there?

  12. Katydid says

    @Mano; I’m not sure whose child it is biologically, but the Palins are involved with religious groups who shuttle disabled children around, so if the baby did not come from a Palin (I have no idea if he did or not), then the religious group is a likely source, or perhaps the general-practice doctor who “delivered” him (despite not having the credentials or insurance to deliver a high-risk, premature birth of a known-disabled child, at a hospital that’s so small and basic that it’s not even allowed to deliver healthy twins, much less the special-needs premature infant of a then-acting-governor). The general-practice doctor works with abused teenagers, and the Native population up there has a very high rate of rape and sexual abuse.

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