Sarah Palin is kicking off the New Year with a bang on social media.
The former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate and half-term governor of Alaska took to her Facebook page Thursday morning to issue a bizarre New Year’s message as only Mrs. Palin can. Apparently, Palin believes that allowing a six year old child to use the family pet as a stepping stool is an apt metaphor for overcoming life’s obstacles:
“Happy New Year! May 2015 see every stumbling block turned into a stepping stone on the path forward. Trig just reminded me. He, determined to help wash dishes with an oblivious mama not acknowledging his signs for “up!”, found me and a lazy dog blocking his way. He made his stepping stone.”
Well, at least she’s finally realizing that she’s oblivious…
Is it just me, or does the whole “lazy dog blocking his way” line seem a bit Ayn Randian? Like the dog’s lack of gumption somehow makes it morally justifiable for a more motivated being to walk all over it? Call me crazy, but if I saw my handicapped child climbing on the family pet like it was some kind of household tool, I’d intervene for both the child’s well being and that of the animal. But not our Sarah, she went right for the camera so she could post the scene on social media.
Of course, if the dog all of the sudden decided he no longer felt like being employed as a stepping stool, the poor child would be in danger of hitting his head on the counter.
Predictably, Palin will offer no shortage of head-scratching moments on social media in 2015– she never does, but this peculiar spectacle is as odd a beginning to a new year as I’ve seen. And needless to say, the reaction on Palin’s Facebook page was less than supportive:
Happy New Year, Sarah!
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