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Sarah Palin and Her Father Hunt and Kill a Caribou (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 6th 2010 7:00AM
Sarah Palin and Her Father Hunt and Kill a CaribouOn the new episode of 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' (Sun., 9PM ET on TLC) Sarah and her father -- Charles "Chuck" Heath -- head north to the tundra, traveling above the Arctic Circle. There, joined by her dad's friend Becker, the father and daughter hunt caribou. Sarah herself wears a hunting cap with the words "Girls and Guns" embroidered in pink.

And Sarah Palin is the first person to make a kill. After missing several shots, Sarah takes dead aim through the sight of her rifle, squeezes off a final round, and kills the enormous animal. The caribou suddenly crumples to the ground. "Dere ya go, baby!" Mr. Heath yells to his daughter.

"When you're shootin', everything seems to be happening very, very quickly," Sarah says. But then, Sarah does pause -- and in her voice-over speech she quotes controversial conservative activist Ted Nugent. "In the words of Ted Nugent," she says, while standing over the dead caribou's body, "we thank that mighty animal for living a good life and now sustaining a nice family."

This episode has already sparked debate, with Ms. Palin using its theme to take dead aim at "anti-hunting hypocrisy." Though the series was pitched as a "non-political" show, Sarah herself is very willing to use it as a springboard for her political views. As with so many things involving the former Governor, reactions to tonight's installment have been divided. ... And next week on the show, Ms. Palin will be joined by guest Kate Gosselin -- which could invite debate of a different kind, based on the pairing of the two celebrity mothers.

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sunchildcm

Sarah Palin is no Daniel Boone...five guys to encourage her, a high powered rifle with a scope. Am I impressed? Not in the least. What a waste of a living creature just so Sarah can show off. If the unfortunate caribou were still alive I would vote for it rather than Sarah Palin for anything. This is hunting? What a whimp! Actually, it broke my heart to see this animal die and I won't ever watch her show.

December 09 2010 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cookie

This is totally disgusting! How heartless she is to even think about killing any animal. She will never fair well in the polls because of this. She's a woman and a lady, I guess, and should not be engaging in these types of activities. She ruined herself when she put herself on public display shooting a moose. The final nail for me is the caribou. I wouldn't vote for her for whatever cause she takes up nor would I buy her books. Some things about yourself are better left private. I threw up when I saw the video. A hellava future she could have had.

December 09 2010 at 5:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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falling

Cookie, by far the majority of American's eat meat...and we all know that in order for that meat to end up on our table an animal has to die. Many, many American's make their living in the meat industry, my own husband did for decades. We also hunted when we were younger. Filling our freezer and pantry with food we provided from our own land and our garden provided us with great satisfaction...and obviously the Palin like to hunt and they eat what they kill. Fresh, healthy, clean meat...the best way to get it is to provide it for yourself straight from natures bounty!

December 22 2010 at 5:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jan

I thought hunting was for survival, not for a trophy. Hasn't Sarah made enough money from quitting a job that people voted her in for? Is she on food stamps or something that she has to kill to survive? Not hardly. Once a loser, always a loser.

December 06 2010 at 5:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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just sayin

Hey Jan, look in the mirror and you will see a real loser. Just sayin!!!

December 06 2010 at 6:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
carol beck

Sarah Palin is IGNORANT!!!! She should be banned from TV and send to the most rural part of ALaska to live alone in her stupidity. Reflect on her life and GET out of politics. She is a HUGE waste of TIME and for those who actually listen to her....shame on you. Get a brain...get a life and any idiot who can kill a caribu for Sport is IGNORANT TOO. She does not believe in abortion? NO SHE JUST KILLS LIVING Full grown ANIMALS FOR SPORT. THIS IDIOT IS DANGEROUS.

December 06 2010 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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mkiatotx

carol beck - you need to calm down. Many people in this country hunt; that does not eqate to killing for sport. She even said in the clip that the animal was going to sustain her family. Where do you think that meat at the grocery store comes from?????

December 06 2010 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lou

Nice clean shot Sarah, nice to see a real American walking the country. Just like my grandmother when she cut a chickens head off for sunday dinner. To bad the vocal minority doesn't have more character!

December 06 2010 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ElementsUnknown

Hey Bud, unless you are an uber-strict vegan, you too have "killed" a helpless animals by buying and eating them. In the past EVERYONE had to personally kill for their meals, what's the problem if she is eating the Caribou? Unless you are professing some expertise in the Caribou populations in Alaska and claiming they are endangered what about this scenario makes her "dumb"? Have you ever run a state? While I wouldn't vote for her as a president on a personal level I like Sarah, what's with all the hate for a simple lady living with her family in Alaska?

December 06 2010 at 1:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Miss Peggy

That's it, get out there and KILL some helpless animal Sarah. That will surely endear you to the American Public. You Dummy.

December 06 2010 at 8:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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