Sarah Palin Joins Attacks On Michelle Obama Over Breast-Feeding

Taking a cue from Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin has decided to speak out on the silliest issue ever:

Sarah Palin followed in Rep. Michele Bachmann’s footsteps and took a swipe at Michelle Obama on Thursday, mocking her efforts to get mothers to breast-feed their children.

“No wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody, ‘You’d better breast-feed your baby,” she said at a Long Island appearance on Thursday, after slamming President Barack Obama for rising gas prices and other items — like milk — since he took office. “Yeah, you’d better, because the price of milk is so high right now.”

Except, of course, babies don’t drink cow’s milk, if they’re not breast-fed, it’s formula. One would think Sarah would know that.

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  1. michael reynolds says:

    If you want to be president some day you don’t get caught criticizing a first lady. What a maroon.

  2. mantis says:

    Get caught? She’s making a career out of it. She repeatedly attacked the first lady over her anti-obesity campaign. Palin: objectively pro-fat kids.

    Let’s also not forget Palin takes time in her book to attack the first lady as well, something Richard Cohen (of all people) ably rebuts here.

    She’s got no class, that woman. No class at all.

  3. Charleen says:

    Here is a person,Sarah Palin, who is on the defensive everytime something is said about her.Mrs. Michelle Obama has more class and knows you are just stupid no class red neck.You will never be president.You don’t have any ideas,just a bunch of insults.If the President went around every where he specks and talked about you in a bad way,you would be ferrious.Go read a book and give up the politics.

  4. anjin-san says:

    Every time Palin goes after Michelle Obama, she looks a little smaller. And that is no easy task, given the very limited stature she came into the game with…

  5. Smooth Jazz says:

    Can we all say….KUMBAYA. I gather this is the obligatory daily post that serves as a left wing gabfest where all you leftist zealots slob all over each other. Actually, the former Alaska Gov came off as smooth and confident in this session, sans the snarky anti-Michelle Obama stuff which she should clearly drop.

    Her numbers have been negatively affected by the left wing Wash DC/NY media “moat” which can be overwhelming as all the usual media suspects are arrayed against her; Forums like this allow her to bypass that Liberal echo chamber where people can see her and make up their own mind about her. If I were you all, I would worry if she appears in more settings like this and people get to see her respond to questions off the cuff.

    Then you left wing whackjobs may not end up singing KUMBAYA together after all; More like BOOYAH!! LOL.

  6. wr says:

    Unfortunately, Smoovie, she wasn’t “sans” the anti-Michelle snark. It was part of her speech. I realize that you instinctively edit out every stupid or classless thing she says, then rewrite the rest into English and can’t understand why we don’t all adore this fantasy image as much as you do.

  7. section9 says:

    Unfortunately, Doug missed the entire point of why Palin was using Michelle as a prop, to talk about higher milk and commodity prices.

    Great going, Doug. Prop up a corrupt Republican Ruling Class whose idea of change is to drive towards the cliff at 60 MPH instead of the 90 MPH that the Democrats advocate.

    I’m all for putting on the brakes.

  8. Gilbert says:

    Except, of course, the point was to take a swipe at the Obama administration for rising food prices, not be literal. One would think Doug would know that.

  9. Muffler says:

    I’m confused… is she running to be President or First Lady?

  10. Pug says:

    Unfortunately, Doug missed the entire point of why Palin was using Michelle as a prop, to talk about higher milk and commodity prices.

    Using the First Lady as a “prop” is stupid politics. But then, this is a stupid politician.

  11. Alex Knapp says:

    Commodity prices are higher because the price of oil is higher, so transporation costs are higher. The price of oil is higher because the economy is recovering.

    If Palin wants to lower commodity prices, she could argue for the obvious — end all Federal price support programs. If she did, that would be awesome. But she didn’t propose any solutions, so why bother defending her?

  12. Davebo says:

    so why bother defending her?

    There’s a Forrest Gump quote that explains it all.

  13. Jessica says:

    Just so you know… the majority of formula is actually made of cow’s milk.

  14. D orothy Carlo says:

    What a ridiculous issue with all that is going on in this country, the need for our legisators to fcus on JOBS and issues affecting the world. However, Ms. Palin asserts that breast feeling is a good thing because of the cost of gas prices, etc. increasing. There was some evidence that the recent increase in gas prices and food prices caused by the need to transport food to market, is caused by the unrest in the Middle East which has disrupted oil production.

  15. Howard says:

    In the U.S. baby formula is protein Based..