Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin added her voice to those who say that ninth-grader Ahmed Mohamed should have been arrested for taking an allegedly homemade clock to school. And she also criticized President Obama for inviting Mohamed to the White House. Palin took to Facebook to write a post in which she says many kids have been kicked out of school for far more innocent things like “bringing squirt guns to school or taking bites out of a pop tart until it resembled (to some politically correct yahoo) a gun.” The former vice presidential candidate writes that Mohamed, whom she repeatedly refers to as Muhammad, is an “obstinate-answering student” who brought in a device that “could be seen by conscientious teachers as a dangerous wired-up bomb looking contraption.”
In the long, rambling post, Palin then goes on to criticize Obama for defending the student. “By the way, President Obama’s practice of jumping in cases prematurely to interject himself as the cool savior, wanting so badly to attach himself to the issue-of-the-day, got old years ago,” she wrote. “Remember him accusing police officers doing their job as ‘acting stupid’; claiming if he had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin; claiming he needed to know who was [at] fault in an industrial accident so he’d ‘know who’s a** to kick’; etc., etc. Those actions are about as presidential as his selfie stick.”
Palin posted pictures of Mohamed’s clock in a pencil box to the pencil box found in her home. “Believing that’s a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history … That’s a clock, and I’m the Queen of England.”
Palin’s post comes on the heels of her daughter, Bristol Palin, writing a blog post in which she also criticized Obama for inviting Mohamed to the White House. “This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to STAY out of,” she wrote.
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- Schools in Irving, Texas, Feared Islam Well Before They Thought Ahmed Mohamed’s Clock Was a Bomb
- This Florida Teenager Knows What Ahmed Mohamed Is Going Through—and She Has Some Advice for Him
- Ahmed Mohamed Shows Why Makers and Hackers Care So Much About “Freedom to Tinker”
- You Be the Judge: Does This Look Like a Clock or a Bomb?
- Obama, Clinton Join Wave of Support for Texas Teenager Falsely Accused of “Hoax Bomb” Clock