Sarah Palin gets caught speeding, responds with a nod to her NASCAR fans

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(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was stopped for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla last week, and she responded with a nod to her NASCAR fans.

The lead-footed politician was clocked going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone in a Toyota Tundra pick-up truck, and channeling her inner-Nascar, told TMZ: “I wasn’t speeding, I was qualifying.”

Palin didn’t accept total blame for the offense, jokingly saying rocker Sammy Hagar’s hit song “I Can’t Drive 55” was playing at the time.

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The former mayor of Wasilla was fined $154, according to TMZ.

And while speeding is an all too common infraction, the haters on the left could not resist the opportunity to pile on. A few ugly responses, as seen on Twitter:

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