Sarah Palin has managed to make headlines already in 2015 — for sparking outrage among among animal lovers after posting photos showing her son Trig using the family dog as a stepping stool on Facebook.
Six-year-old is shown stepping on the back of the family’s black Labrador while it lies on the kitchen floor in order to reach the sink. To Sarah’s credit – the dog appears to be fine with it – but who knows they put that poor animal through on a daily basis? Animals are often forgiving creatures. Most commenters on Facebook agreed that it puts Sarah’s parenting in a poor light.
At best, Palin appears woefully ignorant and irresponsible. At worst, she appears woefully negligent as a pet owner and a parent.
The Facebook post by Palin, who was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, went viral midday Friday. Fans and critics alike have commented on the photos and questioned Palin’s praise for Trig, the youngest of her five children, who has downs syndrome.
“May 2015 see every stumbling block turned into a stepping stone on the path forward,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page.
“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,” Palin wrote.
The message has earned more 50,000 “likes” from some of Palin’s Facebook followers.
[Image Credit: Sarah Palin / Huffington Post]
I could have sworn they all have down syndrome..
That is a serious insult to people with a legitimate disorder. I understand what you are trying to say here but you could have done a better job with your words. The woman is an idiot for sure but comparing the antics that her and the insane family do with someone having a real disorder is just wrong buddy.
And there is proof that Palin is still an idiot. Granted, the dog doesn’t appear to be hurt but rather than proudly posting this on Facebook, she should have used this as a teaching moment to show the boy about compassion towards animals. I understand her pride in his ingenuity, but she could have done that while letting him know that it wasn’t appropriate to do.
So Ellen is an idiot too, she should have used this as a teaching moment? How funny. It was a non issue then, it’s a non issue now. Just looking to keep this woman famous so you have someone to beat up on.
I weigh 200 lbs. Would it be okay if I came over and stepped on your dog using it as a step stool? Obviously you wouldn’t have any problem with it since the idea of stepping on a dog without regard for the health of the dog, possibly breaking its back, veterinary costs, children grieveing for the loss of their pet if it has to be put to death when surgery is not affordable, etc is just hunky frickin’ dory with you. You’d defend Sarah Palin if she was an admitted axe murderer just cuz she’s Sarah Palin and some of you morons think she not entirely 100% trash.
‘Bout time you all woke up in the New Year and realize her kind of White Trash just brings all of you down and proves what we all know…..you’re ignorant pieces of garbage for whom Armageddon is the only “good” thing you could ever possibly hope for.
She didn’t step on a dog…… you leftist idiots are the only ones talking about Palin. You are the ones keeping her relevant.
Um no you’re the one here talking about Palin. I just replied to your dumb ass comment regarding her.
You are the ones keeping her relevant because in the dark of night, she’s all you have to give you “joy” Carry on, Wanker.
Did I write this story? Keep the weed smoke flowing it’s doing you wonders. Maybe go get some sex slave action with Bill Clinton. Think that story will grace these pages? Hahaha hardly. No, we don’t talk about that, Palins retarded son stepping on a dog is news but an ex president being liked to sex slaves needs to be hushed. I am not a con, trust me, I am far worse.
How horrible, as I eat my dead cow burger, my beheaded chicken breast. This is why she is still in the news….. good job.
Ellen Degeneres posts picture of child using dog for a stool. Crickets!
Chirp, Chirp, Chirp. Must be because Ellen is a lesbian and an atheist, that makes it okay.
Posting a picture that someone else took isn’t the problem. Clearly the dog is not being harmed in either photo. With Palin, it’s the bragging on Facebook without making it clear that standing on the dog is just not a good idea. Plus, Palin’s an idiot, anyway, so there’s no surprise there.
Ellen did the exact same thing btw . . . Posted on her site. Google “best pet photo” and “Ellen”. She has many, many pictures of people standing on their dogs. She clearly endorses it by encouraging people to send in their photos. Just admit you hate anything/everything she does and will criticize her no matter what the facts are. Have a good evening!
I don’t give a damn what Ellen does. It doesn’t make it right for anyone to allow this. It teaches children it’s okay to abuse an animal just for a cute picture.
If Jesus Christ did it, it would be totally wrong! You don’t step on a dog. Period!
I think they are both wrong and I am sure with the links and both stories being in the news both women are going to get some throwback from it. People make dumb choices, Palin makes more choices for everyone in my neighborhood. I doubt this will make her stop anytime soon.
Romney-Palin 2016! We Hate Dogs!
Sarah Palin hates dogs, wolves, and caribou for the same reason that she hates the poor: She unconsciously desires to alienate the animal element within her.
Try an experiment. You’ll need a red magic marker and a copy of Going Rogue. Use the marker to color the edge of every page where you find a discussion of flesh, meat, blood, breastfeeding, hunting, etc. In the space of an hour, your copy of Palin’s book will start Going Rouge.
Have you read Joseph Suglia’s semiotic analysis of GOING ROGUE? It is really quite brilliant.
Indeed I have! Professor Suglia is himself quite brilliant. I do wish he were more accessible these days, for I quite miss talking to the gentleman.
I heard a rumor that he would like to speak with you. And he refers to you in his new novel: table41thenovel.com
If I was a dog, I’d rather be stepped on than eaten.
Why don’t you report “REAL NEWS” IDIOT!
VA doc charged with child rape.