Sarah Palin Doesn’t Want Us to Believe Our Eyes, Her Eyes

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It was only a matter of time before Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page to let us all know that there was no way we saw her, on video, rolling her eyes. Palin says that the "lamestream media" is just making things up about her reaction to being told that the woman with whom she was "respectfully disagreeing" — Palin's thick, over-the-top sarcasm during parts of the conversation was hardly respectful, but okay — was a teacher.

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

We can only imagine how "insignificant" it would be if President Obama or Nancy Pelosi rolled their eyes when someone told them they taught for a living. Palin would be on Fox News that night railing about their elitism and disregard for America's everyday heroes. But fine, tell us why we could not have seen what we saw.

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.

Not likely at all, you would think! We have no idea why someone with so many teachers in her family would respond so dismissively to learning that one of her critics is a teacher. And yet despite those facts — wait for it — there's a video of Palin not only rolling her eyes, but grimacing, emitting a knowing "Ohhhh, okay" to her daughter, and condescendingly bobbing her head side to side. In fact, let's take a closer look.

Hey, it's possible that our interpretation of her facial expression is wrong. But then, instead of pretending that a moment captured on video never actually happened — and of course, blaming the media, her standard scapegoat — maybe Palin could clarify why she reacted the way she did. Her family might be particularly interested to hear it.

There you go again, LSM [Facebook]