First, the turkey was pretty filthy and she declined to hold it and while she read the proclamation in the turkey pen it got a little noisy (and, honestly, a Pittsburgh City Council staffer could have written a less leaden proclamation). Then things took a turn for the truly bizarre.
After the pardoning ceremony, she was interviewed by KTUU channel 2 Anchorage -- fine and dandy -- except that the interview was conducted right in front of some guy slaughtering turkeys.
Eeeeew! You can watch the turkey fighting for it's life behind her.
At one point the interviewer asks her about budget items that might be "on the chopping block." (OK, that was pretty funny.)
At another point Palin looks back and laughs.
While watching it on MSNBC I kept thinking things like:
Doesn't she have advance people? ...A PR person? Couldn't a staff person have stopped the interview?? Someone needs to be fired over this!But, according to MSNBC (as reported here by E&P):
...a Palin aide later explained that she had signed off on the backdrop. "No worries," Palin advised.WTF?
Is there nothing that Palin can't screw up?
This is a woman without a single clue.
MSNBC pixeled out the turkey's death kicks, but here's the uncensored video:
Next Up: Sarah Palin's heartwarming Christmas Eve interview -- where she hunts down, kills and field-dresses Rudolph.