This story has it all. Stretch Hummers. Booze. A right hook. And a former vice presidential candidate screaming, “Don’t you know who I am!”
Just another Saturday night in Anchorage with the Palins?
Several Alaska bloggers first reported a brawl at a house party over the weekend for the Iron Dog snowmobile race (that Todd Palin has won four times). And it allegedly involved the former first family of Alaska.
Anchorage Police Department’s communications director Jennifer Castro confirmed to the Loop that there was a fight at a party where the Palins were in attendance. Castro said “just before midnight Anchorage police responded to a report of a verbal and physical altercation taking place between multiple subjects…”.
“At the time of the incident, none of the involved parties wanted to press charges and no arrests were made,” she said. “However, the case is still an active investigation and is being reviewed by APD and the Municipal Prosecutors Office. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident. Some of the Palin family members were in attendance at the party.”
The best details came from Alaska political blogger Amanda Coyne. She describes Track Palin stumbling from a stretch Hummer and spotting the ex-boyfriend of sister, Willow. Then came the yelling and the punching and Bristol Palin launching a mean right hook repeatedly. Coyne writes that Sarah Palin screamed, “Don’t you know who I am!”and someone in the crowd screamed back, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!”
Track was shirtless and giving people the middle finger. Todd Palin had a bloody nose.
A witness told the Alaska Dispatch News that the fight was a pileup “just like you see in a football game.”
Is this real life or a scene from a Real Housewives show? If the above account is accurate … oh my.
We know Sarah Palin was in Houston, Texas the Friday night before as the guest speaker at an annual gala for a veterans group. But a Palin spokesperson did not return requests for comment on her whereabouts Saturday night.
Meanwhile, because the drama never ceases, the next night, Bristol Palin returned to her home in Wasilla to find a stalker in her driveway, who was arrested and charged with felony stalking.
Somewhere, producers at TLC are kicking themselves that “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” isn’t still on the air.
Details from the party continue to emerge. An eye witness went on Good Morning America Friday and gave his account:
An ABC producer tweeted later that the man was subsequently fired from his job for talking to the media about the Palin fight:
I just spoke to the eyewitness in the #PalinBrawl and he tells me that he’s been fired from his job because of his ABC interview.
— Elizabeth Applegate (@ApplegateTV) September 12, 2014
This story just won’t quit.
(This post has been updated.)