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Sarah Palin fights back -- slams John Kerry

By Jimmy Orr / June 26, 2009

Speaking to Alaska National Guard troops in Kosovo yesterday, Sarah Palin (not pictured) responded to a John Kerry joke aimed at her by turning the tables and launching her own joke at him. By the way, the photo is of a new Sarah Palin action figure on sale now.

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Sarah Palin fights back. Two weeks ago, she successfully got David Letterman to back down and issue an apology. And now she's going toe to toe with Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.

Speaking to Alaska National Guard troops in Kosovo yesterday, the Alaskan governor responded to Kerry's non-creative joke with her own non-creative joke. Dumb? The jokes are. But the exchange is still funny.

Palin was setting the stage for her comic gold extravaganza by recalling Kerry's jab. "So the governor of South Carolina disappears for a week," Palin said imitating Kerry. "Well, shoot, of all the governors in the nation to disappear -- too bad it couldn't have been that governor from Alaska."

That got a few chuckles from the audience before she transitioned from Kerry back to herself.

"He looked so frustrated and looked so sad," she said. "I just wanted to reach out to the TV and say, 'John Kerry, why the long face?'"

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In other news, a ham sandwich walks into a bar and orders a drink. "Sorry." says the bartender. "We don't serve food here."

Hat-tip: Our favorite blogger (except us), Andrew Malcolm at the LA Times.

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