26 Mar 2013
- Written by Digby
REVELATIONS - Poor Arizona. Doesn't it have enough right wingers? Now the fairweather Alaskan snowbirds are showing up:
Wearing a studded black belt and jeans, the 49-year-old former Republican vice presidential nominee Sara Palin went to see the Suns play the Minnesota Timberwolves at the US Airways Center in Phoenix. The Suns lost 117-86.
Chick-fil-A became the subject of controversy and boycotts after chief operating officer Dan Cathy made a series of public comments opposing same-sex marriage. The chain has donated millions of dollars to anti-gay-marriage groups like the Marriage & Family Foundation and the Family Research Council over the years.
Palin, speaking in her native Martian, earlier explained to Fox News that she supported the Chick-fil-A CEO's anti-gay marriage stance:
“I'm speaking up for him and his First Amendment rights and anybody else who would wish to express their not-anti-gay-people sentiment but their support of traditional marriage, which President Obama and Joe Biden, they both supported the exact same thing until just a few months ago, when Obama had to flip-flop to shore up the homosexual voter base,” Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.
I'm sorry, I don't speak that language so I have no idea what she was saying, but by wearing the t-shirt she is clearly showing her support for Chick-fil-A. Perhaps she just likes to go about in public expressing her deep love for the sandwiches, but I kind of doubt it. She just loves to make trouble.
(Digby is the pseudonym of progressive political blogger Heather Parton from Santa Monica, California who founded the blog Hullabaloo … where this commentary first appeared.)
Vol 11 Issue 25
Pub: Mar 26, 2013