Sarah Palin took the ALS ice bucket challenge and watching her video without sound makes one wonder, what was she trying to do? With the video sound on, it appears Palin is trying to modify the ALS ice bucket challenge by just sipping a glass of Diet Dr. Pepper with some ice cubes in it. Of course, all’s well that ends well, and Palin does get the appropriate ice bucket dumped on her head. As reported by Raw Story on Aug. 23, in the end “someone –one of her meth kids probably — hits Sarah with some ice water and she screeches horrifically in a way that will make your testicles retract even if you don’t have them.”
As of Sunday, August 24, the ALS Association has received $70.2 million in donations compared to $2.5 million during the same time period last year (from July 29 to August 24). Since participants in the ice bucket challenge can choose to which ALS charity to give their donation, Palin writes (or pretends to write) a check doubling the amount that she is making out to the Pete Frates #3 Fund. Peter Frates is a 29-year-old former Division 1 college baseball athlete who was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
After thanking Wasilla’s Arctic Cat retailer for nominating her and taking the ALS the ice bucket challenge, Palin nominates her own two “victims,” former senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was Palin’s 2008 running mate. Wasilla’s Authorized Arctic Cat is a dealer in Alaska offering accessories, ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and Triton trailers. As to Clinton and McCain, Palin apparently has some unfinished business to pass on to both of them.
Listening to Palin during the two-minute video makes it all too clear; a “Saturday Night Live” follow-up is unavoidable. In the beginning of her video, Palin says that “of course, I accept the challenge” and continues to point out that she really considers herself to be too old for this kind of activity: “I’m too old for this. C’mon, at this stage of my life, in my career, aren’t I a little too prim and proper for all that ice bucket water dump thing?”
But talking about “prim and proper,” what was the deal with tugging on her shirt at least five times? Palin is dressed in a red blouse that was apparently meant to match the red stripes in the American flag and the red table cloth in the background. The first time Palin tugs on her shirt is when she says “at this stage of my life.”
Since Palin’s red blouse is quite evidently too small for her bust size, it makes one wonder if she was trying to rip it off or maybe at least get rid of some of the buttons on it. By tuning out all of Palin’s theatrical talk during the video, one is left with quite a memorable impression of 50-year-old Sarah Palin, it’s time to buy a new blouse that matches her bust size — and the American flag.