by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals.

palin_juddIn response to the video Ashley Judd filmed for Defenders of Wildlife, Sarah Palin has struck back with some classic diffuse and deflect tactics. From her statement:

“The ad campaign by this extreme fringe group, as Alaskans have witnessed over the last several years, distorts the facts about Alaska’s wildlife management programs. These audacious fundraising attempts misrepresent what goes on in Alaska, and I encourage people to learn the facts about Alaska’s positive record of managing wildlife for abundance.

“Shame on the Defenders of Wildlife for twisting the truth in an effort to raise funds from innocent and hard-pressed Americans struggling with these rough economic times,”

Extreme fringe group? Criticizing them for abusing Americans? Why doesn’t Sarah Palin address the issues brought up in the video? Weak, Palin, weak.

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://uvuaac.blogspot.com/ Jorgen

    God, can you imagine if she were in charge right now? Holocaust II would have ensued.

  • http://pompousvegan.blogspot.com Misty Snatchwrath

    If this is an “extreme fringe group” to her, then she hasn’t gotten out very much. Oooh, I can’t stand her. What a dumbass.

  • Sally Adams

    I greatly admire Ashley Judd for having the courage to expose Sarah Pahlin for the ignorant, plundering, menacing killer she is. Thank God most Americans were able to recognize her limitations as a leader and human being!

  • jamie lynn

    “Shame on the Defenders of Wildlife for twisting the truth in an effort to raise funds from innocent and hard-pressed Americans struggling with these rough economic times,”

    yeah. i guess that’s not like using campaign contributions to buy yourself a wardrobe. zing!

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    Wow this lady is really out to lunch. I have given to them for years as have my grandparents. This bitch is really going to piss some people off calling Defenders of Wildlife extreme fringe group. She really is a moron. I hope DOW sends out a message to everyone letting them know she said such an absurd rude false statement. I didn’t even see this in regular news. She is so out of it. Someone give that dumbass a book and teach her to read. God know she couldn’t even think of one publication she read. She really is stupid and needs to worry about her handicapped child (just had to have one more didn’t ya Sarah?) and her daughter who is a child herself and HER child…. stop whoring it in the spotlight sarah and start caring about your FAMILY.

  • steph

    YOU SHOOT WOLVES FROM A PLANE!!!!!!!!!

    Address the facts, if we are SOOSOOSOSOOOO misinformed why doesn’t she explain.

    I bet it would be hilarious!

  • PISSED OFF IN PA

    Oh My God. If this website told all of you to jump of a damn bridge because the earth was going to end you all would probably believe them and jump!! My husband is an enviromentalist and supports all wildlife but when the wildlife is endangering other wildlife their has to be a decision made. Don’t you dare think Sarah made this decision lightly. And to top it off did any of you check and really find out when this was decided to shoot from a helicopter? Bet you didn’t because you wouldn’t be saying the crap you are. It is called research people. Not everything you hear and read it the truth. All of you need to get off your lazy butts and do something real not just sit and read the internet. I would like to see you trying to do her job. And for your info Jamie Lynn she didn’t buy the wardrobe. That is what you get when you read trash and believe to be gospel!!!

  • PISSED OFF IN PA

    And Erin who the hell are you to judge someones elses life? How dare you say the crap you said. You know you are not the judge and jury from what I know that position is filled by God. Each and everyone of us do the best we can in our life. How would you like to live your life in the spot life? Everything you did judged. What you say you wouldn’t chose that life? Well she did cause she thought she could make a difference. At least she is trying to do something all your doing is bitching about it on your computer whose the stupid one?

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    Dear Pennslvania person who doesn’t have the balls to post their name,

    I am judging? She is a public figure and yes I did give my opinion about her. Just as I do about the loser who put us all in this mess George W Bush… You did however just judge all of us with the name calling and telling us to get off our lazy butts. And for your information- Jamie didn’t say PALIN herself bought the wardrobe. she said the campaign did and that’s the truth! What a waste of money that was on her ugly Republican wardrobe.

    I don’t need your Christian God judgement crap either. If I want to go to church and hear that I will. Don’t need to use that on me.

    Your husband is an environmentalist? You must be so proud. I’m sure you and your God fearing Palin loving husband are the furthest things from environmentalists there are.

    Have a nice day

    (oh and peeps over on the other palin thread that preceded this post go check it out!- Mellisa just told me how if I really wanted to be healthy I’d eat meat and how stupid I am for not eating it – she also says she’s an herbalist and SHE knows. She also said how dare I put down farmers trying to make a living (the ones who kill the cows that the wolves might attack) I think that just made my MONTH with the laugh I got from her post. I couldn’t even get mad at that one it was so damn funny I just felt sorry for her :(

    Erin

  • http://www.vegspinz.blogspot.com DJ Karma (VegSpinz)

    WOW.

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  • JL

    “Just had to have one more didn’t ya Sarah?”

    Your credibility as a caring, thoughtful person just stepped out the window of your 4-story green resort. Anonymity would be wise if you’re going to be so callous. I find ARs lose a lot of ground that way.

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    Wow JL – Interesting how I am questioning the ethics of a dirty POLITICIAN and yes even with the comments I made- she’s a public figure hello?!

    Yet you have to reply with a personal attack to me (stepping out the window of my 4 story retreat!?)

    I thought you were better than FBR. I really did.

    I speak my mind on how I feel about a callous right wing public POLITICIAN who is killing wolves (and doesn’t give a damn about polar bears or the environment to boot) But you make it personal instead of sticking to the Palin subject.

    Sadly, I can’t attack you personally since you hide behind initials (nor would I – especially suggesting you step out a 4th story window of anywhere – to me that’s almost like suggesting I die. Next time you just want to say it. Jump out a window and die Erin. Go ahead JL I dare you :)

    Palin is a typical Republican. Many of my relatives love her and they do the same- having so many children and selfishly expecting we taxpayers to pay for their school (I do – I pay their school taxes and I don’t have any kids at all and since I live in a more expensive house (sadly, bought it when the market was high) Mine are higher than my aunt and uncle who have five bratty children (who love to buy guns at Wal Mart- yes really – and go to church ya’ll and hunt.. it’s sick but yes I have a big family – they’re not all like that.

    Point is a group of my friends and I who went to school together had a talk about whether it’s selfish just to keep having child after child. Many have said the woman who just purposely had the 8 kids is selfish.. I am not going to judge her though most everyone in the media thinks it’s sick…

    Sarah’s own people around her have been quoted as saying she doesn’t spend enough time with her kids especially her mentally handicapped child (which, by the way downs is caused USUALLY by the mother being older) My friend was saying how her sister selfishly had five kids, has to work can’t properly raise them and spends no time with them. Sarah wanted to be vice PRESIDENT with a handicapped baby. Do I think that’s selfish and unfair to that baby?! HELL ya.

    She is a political figure JL. I am not saying you can’t have 5 kids or judging you or anyone else’s choice of children on this board. But for you to then quote me on a celebrity /politician and turn it around and take it out personally on me is absurd.. Just absurd (but not surprising coming from you)

    And I knew the other person hiding “pissed in PA” wouldn’t respond. Despite her “environmentalist” husband I knew she was only on this board to sickly defend Palin and was not a regular of Ecorazzi. That much is evident. And why you are JL remains a mystery.

    Erin

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    Thank you JL. Did you know about that site beforehand? Or graciously look it up for me so you could correct me? Either way I appreciate it. Truly.

    I wondered if there might not be, but didn’t know a site to check. I’m sure those cattle are treated like gold and have better lives than you and me up there in Alaska before they slaughter their asses and eat them :)

    Erin

  • JL

    Erin – I don’t want you to die, I want you to be able to talk to conservatives and get your point across! You have some much needed information that should be expressed in ways they’d understand – not yelled in ways that insult them.

    You know almost half the country is conservative, right?

    I don’t know, your line about Palin’s parenting made me want to puke. I don’t like the woman, but she has every right and responsibility to do her job if THE PEOPLE OF ALASKA VOTED HER IN. The rest of your paragraph was akin, in my book, to “get back in the kitchen, woman!”

    BTW, I said your *credibility* jumped out the window. As said before, I wish you no bodily harm. I suppose I’m just shocked and appalled at the lack of compassion from a compassionate eater. I thought compassion knew no bounds; even when it came to serious political disagreements such as this.

    And yes, I knew about that site. It’s bookmarked right next to my “Farmer’s Markets Across the Globe” favorite.

  • JL

    Also, Erin, I still believe Anonymity, especially on sites like this, should be protected, not dug at. See my post here:

    http://www.ecorazzi.com/2009/01/30/celebrities-who-wear-fur-arent-green-and-the-hsus-will-prove-it/

    Third from the bottom.

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    Dearest JL

    I meant to put that post about factory farms under the *other* Palin post. (they look just alike dammit and I got confused)

    I put a smiley face next to the line about you wanting me to jump out a window. Problem with the internet (especially blog posts) is that I think things are misread. Actually I KNOW things are misread.

    Let me clarify one thing; if I sounded as if I were telling Palin to get back in the kitchen I was not. But what if the woman who just had octuplets went out and got a job? and wasn’t home to watch them. Doesn’t a mother having that many children (even 5) especially one who is mentally handicapped) have a responsibility to be with them? Well let’s say this; I still thankfully can express my opinion that she should. Fortunately the “Patriot Act” didn’t take away that right from me ;)

    Almost half the country is conservative? Hmmm, I’ll bet you’ll be surprised to hear that I’m really a Libertarian. Loved Ron Paul. That’s right.

    See JL, it’s difficult to use these terms anymore. conservative liberal. was Bush conservative? was he a conservationist? using up our natural resources? sending our boys and girls off to war while destroying our environment and spending all our money (and then some ;) is that conservative? nope he’s a huge government republican.

    I have news for you- Republicans aren’t “conservative” any more. Ron paul can tell you that.

    I’m Socially liberal, fiscally conservative. The true definition I’m told of a Libertarian.

    So I don’t think Palin is conservative. Flying private jets isn’t conservative, wearing fur isn’t conservative, popping out five children isn’t conservative, wearing super expensive designer clothes isn’t conservative. wanting to use up our natural resources and drill drill drill is NOT conservative. eating MEAT is not conservative!

    A Republican? She and Bush might be Republicans but they are the farthest thing from conservatives I know. They make a bad name for conservatives (TRUE conservatives) they make a bad name for liberals too . Come to think of it they make a bad name for Americans.

    And you say she has a right to do her job since the people voted her in. Did bush have that right too? He should have been impeached? And she? well she thankfully wasn’t voted in as vice president.

    Obviously MORE than half the country had the sense not to vote her in. Thank God.

    Oh and I’d love the name of your farmer’s market site. is it the one with the word local in it (that is escaping my mind at the moment)

    Erin
    who A) drives a hybrid (that’s conservative)
    B) doesn’t eat meat (conservative )
    C) cares about our environment and helps non profs (conservative -conservationist)
    D) is going solar (conservative)
    E) is NOT a republican as Ron Paul has says the GOP is about the farthest thing from conservative that there is!

  • http://www.veganjapan.net herwin

    shame on Palin for shooting everything that moves, and for calling honest caring americans like the defenders of wildlife extremist.
    that woman really has a screw loose, i hope i dont have to explain that to ya all.

  • fbr

    Palin is not exactly a shining beacon of intellect, but the Defenders of Wildlife are using the very same deflection tactics. They’re using the (well deserved) public distaste for Palin and the apparently shocking act of shooting wolves from a plane to deflect from the real issue: Control of wildlife populations.

    When human and wolf populations get too close to each other, one is going have to give way. This might not be immediately obvious to those not living at the Alaskan latitudes, so I urge everyone to look up accounts on what happens when wild wolf populations meet with human populations. If the choice is (which I would argue for) to control the wolf population, then whether the wolves are killed by shooting from the ground or the air is largely irrelevant.

  • VeggieTart

    Oh, like she CARES about wildlife. Please. She wants to stop the wolves from attacking the caribou so she and her ilk can shoot them unimpeded.

  • http://myspace.com/kdawgbabii123.com Kassy

    why is sarah palin still talking? hasnt she humiliated herself enough?

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    Dearest JL

    I meant to put that post about factory farms under the *other* Palin post. (they look just alike dammit and I got confused)

    I put a smiley face next to the line about you wanting me to jump out a window. Problem with the internet (especially blog posts) is that I think things are misread. Actually I KNOW things are misread.

    Let me clarify one thing; if I sounded as if I were telling Palin to get back in the kitchen I was not. But what if the woman who just had octuplets went out and got a job? and wasn’t home to watch them. Doesn’t a mother having that many children (even 5) especially one who is mentally handicapped) have a responsibility to be with them? Well let’s say this; I still thankfully can express my opinion that she should. Fortunately the “Patriot Act” didn’t take away that right from me

    Almost half the country is conservative? Hmmm, I’ll bet you’ll be surprised to hear that I’m really a Libertarian. Loved Ron Paul. That’s right.

    See JL, it’s difficult to use these terms anymore. conservative liberal. was Bush conservative? was he a conservationist? using up our natural resources? sending our boys and girls off to war while destroying our environment and spending all our money (and then some is that conservative? nope he’s a huge government republican.

    I have news for you- Republicans aren’t “conservative” any more. Ron paul can tell you that.

    I’m Socially liberal, fiscally conservative. The true definition I’m told of a Libertarian.

    So I don’t think Palin is conservative. Flying private jets isn’t conservative, wearing fur isn’t conservative, popping out five children isn’t conservative, wearing super expensive designer clothes isn’t conservative. wanting to use up our natural resources and drill drill drill is NOT conservative. eating MEAT is not conservative!

    A Republican? She and Bush might be Republicans but they are the farthest thing from conservatives I know. They make a bad name for conservatives (TRUE conservatives) they make a bad name for liberals too . Come to think of it they make a bad name for Americans.

    And you say she has a right to do her job since the people voted her in. Did bush have that right too? He should have been impeached? And she? well she thankfully wasn’t voted in as vice president.

    Obviously MORE than half the country had the sense not to vote her in. Thank God.

    Oh and I’d love the name of your farmer’s market site. is it the one with the word local in it (that is escaping my mind at the moment)

    Erin
    who A) drives a hybrid (that’s conservative)
    B) doesn’t eat meat (conservative )
    C) cares about our environment and helps non profs (conservative -conservationist)
    D) is going solar (conservative)
    E) is NOT a republican as Ron Paul has says the GOP is about the farthest thing from conservative that there is!

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    Veggie tart,

    (just saw your post)

    You are exactly right. Everyone in the know realizes the only reason they are killing the wolves is YES because they’re killing the caribou (heck even Palin has stated that!) And guess what? The folks wanna hunt them some caribou and don’t want it to get killed by the wolf.

    Thanks VT :)

    ANyone who would be ridiculous to suggest that they are being killed because there are too many wolves vs people (in Alaska?! PULLEEEEEZ!) is just invisible to me ;)

    Plus I lived in California surrounded by wolves and Coyotes (just as big as the wolves by the way) and none of us had no problem at all. We just had to watch our critters (cats and dogs though my cat was smarter than all of them and 17 years later she’s fine and was never caught (though I can’t say the same for the neighbor’s lil’ beagle :(

    But you just take precautions and everyone is fine. It is ASSanine to suggest they kill them because the wolves are too close to the human population. And if that’s they’re excuse they’re even more lame than I thought.

    Erin

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    Veggie tart,

    (just saw your post)

    You are exactly right. Everyone in the know realizes the only reason they are killing the wolves is YES because they’re killing the caribou (heck even Palin has stated that!) And guess what? The folks wanna hunt them some caribou and don’t want it to get killed by the wolf.

    Thanks VT

    ANyone who would be ridiculous to suggest that they are being killed because there are too many wolves vs people (in Alaska?! PULLEEEEEZ!) is just invisible to me

    Plus I lived in California surrounded by wolves and Coyotes (just as big as the wolves by the way) and none of us had no problem at all. We just had to watch our critters (cats and dogs though my cat was smarter than all of them and 17 years later she’s fine and was never caught (though I can’t say the same for the neighbor’s lil’ beagle

    But you just take precautions and everyone is fine. It is ASSanine to suggest they kill them because the wolves are too close to the human population. And if that’s they’re excuse they’re even more lame than I thought.

    Erin

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  • jamie lynn

    Pissed off in PA:”Not everything you hear and read it the truth. All of you need to get off your lazy butts and do something real not just sit and read the internet. I would like to see you trying to do her job. And for your info Jamie Lynn she didn’t buy the wardrobe. That is what you get when you read trash and believe to be gospel!!!”

    *can’t respond. out of breath from laughing about rampant hypocrisy of post*

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    JL (no, not the beloved Jamie Lynn but the JL who hides behind his intials) I kinda figured I’d hear back from you but alas, not the case…. hmmm.
    Have a nice weekend I’m out to enjoy the weather

    E

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  • Rachele Antenucci

    I am sorry but shooting wildlife from the air is chicken doodoo. I am tired of the lazy Caucasian sport of killing animals they do not eat. This waste is shaming our founding fathers and the Native American Indians and the African Slaves they abused in a number of way and killed to get rich.