What a clock of s***.
Sarah Palin took to social media last week to slam President Obama for interjecting himself into the controversy over a Muslim teenager who brought a homemade clock to school that looked eerily similar to an explosive device.
Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested after school officials contacted the police, and with little information, the president responded by referring to the device as a “cool clock” and invited Mohamed to bring it to the White House.
“Yep, believing that’s a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history,” Palin wrote. “Right. That’s a clock, and I’m the Queen of England.”
Palin said the initial reports on the homemade clock story were “fishy,” and pointed to recent stories were kids were disciplined or otherwise “humiliated” for chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun or forgetting a box of deer hunting ammunition in the glove box.
The former governor of Alaska included a link to a blog post from her daughter, Bristol, taking Obama to task, and to a report that provided more background on the incident, including a “suspicious refusal” by Mohamed to answer questions about his “dangerous wired-up bomb-looking contraption.”
As for school officials contacting the police over Mohamed’s contraption, she astutely reminded her 4.5 million followers of the Obama administration’s trademark tag line when it comes to terrorism: “If you see something, say something!”
Palin then did what she has always done best, hold Obama’s feet to the fire.
“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 said. “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 a 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,” she added.
Palin mocked the media’s referral to the case that Mohamed used as a “pencil box,” and included a photo comparing it “to the ones laying around the Palin household.”
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