Sarah Palin Confronted by Leftist Protesting “so-called” Teacher in Homer, Alaska


You know when you know when you are dealing with an unhinged, snarky Leftist … when they start the conversation with “You swore on your precious Bible”.Thus began the conversation between Sarah Palin and this snarky, presumed school teacher in Homer, Alaska. Our instinct was correct as you will read below the fold … as we have learned in dealing with the Left, they are never what they claim to be.

Oh what tangled webs we weave, when we practice to deceive.


From The Politico:

Sarah Palin was involved in a brief argument over the weekend with an Alaska teacher over her decision to leave her post as governor of Alaska halfway through her term.

The dustup occurred in Homer, Alaska, where Palin appeared over the weekend to film part of her coming television series on TLC.

Palin was greeted in the town by Kathleen Gustafson, a self-identified teacher, who was holding a sign that read: “Worst Governor Ever.”

After seeing the sign, Palin walked over to speak to Gustafson. The video is spreading quickly Monday on several liberal blogs.

“You swore on your precious Bible that you would uphold the interests of this state, and then when cash was waved in front of your face, you quit,” Gustafson told Palin after the former governor walked over to ask, “What’s up?”

“Oh, you wanted me to be your governor,” Palin responded, sarcastically retorting, “I’m honored! Thank you!”

Gustafson then accused Palin of being more interested in “becoming a celebrity” than being involved in the “political process.”

In response, Palin tried to explain that now that she is no longer governor, she is free to be “out there fighting for Americans to be able to have a Constitution protected so that we can have free speech.” 

 As Weasel Zippers states, “looks like Sarah has lost the snarky school teacher vote”.

UPDATE I: Sarah Palin comments on Face Book on the “lame stream media” response:

The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I – wait for it – “appear to roll my eyes” when the lady tells me she’s a teacher. Yes, it’s come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that’s why Botox is all the rage – if you can’t move your eyebrows, your “eye rolling” can’t be misinterpreted!) If they had checked their facts first, they would have known that I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents were teachers, my father was a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my sister works in Special Needs classrooms, my aunt is a school nurse, my mom worked as a school secretary for much of her professional life, we all volunteer in classrooms, etc., etc., etc. Given that family history, how likely is it that I would “roll my eyes” at someone telling me that they too work in that honorable profession? Stay classy, LSM.

One good thing to come out of this little episode, though, is that it helps to remind people once again that Alaska is a great state full of independent-minded people. I look forward to introducing you to some of them in the forthcoming documentary series on life in Alaska! The show will remind you to get outdoors, breathe in God’s creation, and taste the freedom!

- Sarah Palin

UPDATE II: Remember the so-called teacher … turns out she is quite some thing different than she stated, from the Gateway Pundit. What, some one on the Left lie and pretend they are some thing they are not … NEVER!

It’s just too bad she’s not a teacher.
Kathleen Gustafson is a singer in a drag queen band.

HOMER TRIBUNE/Randi Somers) – Director Kathleen Gustafson (left) steps in to provide harmony as Hedwig (Atz Lee Kilcher) polishes up his performance at Pier One on Aug. 28.

Kathleen Guftafson is not a teacher. She’s a theater tech… And a liar.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Teacher eh? Here is another Kathleen Gustafson.

Looks like the woman, Kathleen Gustafson, is a liar. As we find on GatewayPundit, she isn’t a teacher but a theater tech. Even more absurdly, the woman belongs to a band that features drag queens as its attraction!

Another blogger whose blog is named Mac’sMind did some digging and the only Kathleen Gustafson he could find connected to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District works in the theater dept. as a tech.

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  • Comments

    27 Responses to “Sarah Palin Confronted by Leftist Protesting “so-called” Teacher in Homer, Alaska”

    1. Michelle Smith on August 10th, 2010 7:56 am

      Another scumbag liberal hating on Sarah.

    2. jodyo on August 10th, 2010 8:27 am

      The left ALWAYS lies, even when the truth would serve them better. They just can’t help it.

    3. NGBoston on August 10th, 2010 9:11 am

      Honestly- so many of these people need Mental Health Counseling. They are so out of touch with reality, and seem to have underlying issues- including being left wing Moonbats.

    4. Brenda on August 10th, 2010 9:58 am

      yes jodya, if I may quote a Book we’ve all heard and read at least in part, “The truth is NOT in them.” (when describing the Godless that is.)

    5. rightknight on August 10th, 2010 10:11 am

      Few would be those looking forward
      to having their children taught anything
      this ‘teacher’ could offer. Sarah drew her
      out of the zombie mode with a couple of
      well placed questions/remarks.

    6. super dave on August 10th, 2010 10:41 am

      if i was todd i would be her personal bodyguard & beating some liberal democrat a$$ everytime this

    7. cindyc on August 10th, 2010 1:45 pm

      The feeding frenzy over Gustafson being a “mere theater tech” is a bit premature.

      The widely-referenced PDF school directory that lists Gustafson’s name next to the words “Theater Tech” could just as easily indicate that this is the subject that she teaches.

      After all, “Theater Tech” is a subject taught in schools, particularly high schools. It addresses the technical side of theatrical productions: set design and construction, lighting, sound, props, costumes, and the like. There are often as many kids involved behind the scenes in producing a school play or musical as there are performers on stage, and there are teachers who instruct and supervise those students.

      There will be egg on many an over-eager blogger’s face if it turns out that Ms. Gustafson is, in fact, a teacher.

    8. A Texas Grandfather on August 10th, 2010 1:46 pm

      The school district needs to do a little vetting on their employee. An investigation as to where this woman got her marching orders is in order.

      Left wing teachers union perhaps?

    9. A Texas Grandfather on August 10th, 2010 1:46 pm

      The school district needs to do a little vetting on their employee. An investigation as to where this woman got her marching orders is in order.

      Left wing teachers union perhaps?

    10. Jayne (on the left coast) on August 10th, 2010 1:56 pm

      She was not a teacher. She is a theater tech, whatever that is. Sings in a drag queen band. The LSM will not report the truth.

    11. flippy on August 10th, 2010 2:04 pm

      And Joe wasn’t a plumber so therefore he deserved no respect either…right?

    12. Not Likely on August 10th, 2010 2:08 pm

      Are you even interested in telling the truth?

    13. flippy on August 10th, 2010 2:08 pm

      If the woman had responded with “I work in the Theatre” then I still don’t think Sarah’s reaction was very classy.

      Keep in mind, Sarah had no apparent reason to think this woman was a not a teacher. Character is who you are in the moment, not after “the spin”.

    14. Greg the Mongoose on August 10th, 2010 3:57 pm

      That fake did not VOTE for Sarah Palin. The best decision Sarah Palin made was to quit being Alaska’s Governor. Its killing the Democrats. They just can not handle, her as a national figure.

    15. NGBoston on August 10th, 2010 4:55 pm

      #7- CindyC- Even if she is a Teacher- she is entitled to her own opinion–regardless of her profession. It’s pretty obvious from her demeanor that she is also a legitimate Moonbat Liberal Left Wing HATER, just like you. All you people do is spew your venom when those who speak the truth voice their opposing opinions.

      Stick a cork in it, CindyC. Did you actually have a point? Didn’t think so.

    16. B Kelley on August 10th, 2010 9:17 pm

      Flippy…you are so right!!!! Sarah Palin thought she was speaking to a teacher at the time and her pause, smirk and expression spoke volumes. Her sweetsy sarcasm is so sickening. Just don’t care for the woman at all!!

    17. super dave on August 11th, 2010 7:26 am

      #16: she may be your president. show some respect to a real American.

    18. Wolf on August 11th, 2010 8:36 am

      Did she have that smirk on her face when she quit on her fellow Alaskans?

    19. MirrorMonkey on August 11th, 2010 1:18 pm

      Regardless of one’s political views, one has to conclude that the people who rushed to claim “She’s not a teacher, she’s a Theater Tech!!” are nitwits. In that same high school faculty list where “theater tech” is placed next to Gustafson’s name, we see other names with words next to them such as “Spanish” or “Choir”. These words do not mean that Ms. X is Spanish, or that Mr. Y is a one-man choir. It means these are the SUBJECTS they teach. A look at the classes offered by Homer High School shows electives called Technical Theater I, II, and III. Clearly, Gustafson is a teacher, the class she teaches is Technical Theater, and those shrilling “she’s a Theater Tech” are embarassing themselves (and the cause they think they are serving) just as much as if they said “her co-worker isn’t a teacher, she’s a Spanish!”

      Foolish statements such as “She’s not a teacher, she’s a Theater Tech!” don’t destroy the credibility of the other side; instead, they hurt the cause of Palin by suggesting that at least some of her supporters are ignoramuses.

    20. Jennifer Turner on August 11th, 2010 3:21 pm

      1. I checked some sources and it looks like the woman IS a teacher, a theater teacher. I don’t know what the difference between a theatre teacher and a theatre tech would be in a small town in alaska. I’d venture to bet they have to be the same person anyway.

      2. Why all the fuss over whether she’s a teacher anyway? It’s making Republicans look pretty bad, so I wish people would stop focusing on it. Would it matter if she weren’t? Does that somehow invalidate her complaints?

      3. Unfortunately it seems Sarah does roll her eyes, at about 1:08. :(

    21. CharInOhio on August 11th, 2010 3:34 pm

      She was a LITERAL…..”Drama Queen” ? LOL…..

      Just sayin…. :)

    22. CharInOhio on August 11th, 2010 3:41 pm

      Sarah KNEW she was being “played” folks…..

      The alledged “eye roll” was a sign to Bristol that they would play along with this bulldyke liberal troll….Sarah DID NOT believe, she was a teacher, plain and simple.

      Had this been Obama, he would have had you investigated for over a year using State/County computers illegally to “investigate” you. I can honestly say….I KNOW FOR A FACT…..Sarah isnt using her connections in government to “investigate” this woman……Obama would have just HAD YOU SILENCED….like he tried to do to Joe the Plumber here in Ohio.

      Obama had a County Agency Director use the computers illegally and when she couldnt personally find anything on Joe….she passed the info on down to OTHER AGENCIES where she had friends ect…..looking for “dirt” on Joe….come to find out, this woman was an ACORN member, and had given the FULL ALLOWABLE amount to Obama’s campaign…..

    23. CharInOhio on August 11th, 2010 3:48 pm

      Teacher, not a teacher….she was a liberal TROLL wanting a few minutes of ATTENTION her mother never gave her or something….however, I have read like four articles ALL of which claim…SHE IS NOT A TEACHER.

      ONLY A LIBERAL would put up a sign like that…ONE PERSON SIDE SHOW MIND YOU…..and go thru all that for someone who…..DID NOTHING TO YOU AT ALL. JUST TO HATE ON SOMEONE ? This is NOT LIKE Obama who is trying to KILL you with his healthcare plan, or starve you to death with Michelle’s “Obesity plan” or taxes to where you cant afford the food lol……

      Sarah did NOTHING to this woman….other than, in her small mind….”Quit”.

    24. Dolf on August 12th, 2010 7:08 am

      23:ONLY A LIBERAL would put up a sign like that…ONE PERSON SIDE SHOW MIND YOU…..and go thru all that for someone who…..DID NOTHING TO YOU AT ALL. JUST TO HATE ON SOMEONE ? This is NOT LIKE Obama who is trying to KILL you with his healthcare plan, or starve you to death with Michelle’s “Obesity plan” or taxes to where you cant afford the food lol……”

      yeah, clearly you are so well informed.
      SM: Tea they would and from some of your comments in other threads you might want to get informed as well.

    25. Dolf on August 13th, 2010 2:03 am

      yeah because:

      Obama is trying to kill us with his healthcare
      A sign like that: like those with Obama insulting him (the ones linking GW Bush with Hitler were just as bad)
      Starve to death with another plan
      SM”: Yes, Obama is killing us with Obamacare, rates have gone up, costs have gone up in anticipation of the sham. Everything that he said Obamacare would not do, is happening. It was a lie from day one and every common sense person knows it.

      Think I might know just a little bit on this one,

    26. Dolf on August 13th, 2010 11:09 am

      and that has nothing to do with the timing of his plan?

      he has got the economic tide not on his side.

      (then again…you would know the facts better on this subject)

      Is he doing anything about the outragous overcharging of medication?
      (our pills are much cheaper and prob. from the same company)

    27. cindyc on August 24th, 2010 4:14 pm

      Wow . . . just checked back to follow up on this issue, and I see that my very mild comments earned me a big STFU with a side of ad hominem from NGBoston. Nice!

      The vitriol is pretty thick in here, while the retractions of (now) known falsehoods in the blog post and updates are pretty scarce.


      If you don’t already realize that this type of thing reflects poorly on Ms. Palin’s supporters overall, you aren’t going to believe it coming from me. But a little self-examination wouldn’t hurt.
      SM: Self examination from the Palin haters you mean?

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