Monday, December 29, 2008

Palin versus PETA: Snowballs at 10 paces

I'm not a big fan of PETA or Sarah Palin. So in this latest battle between Caribou Barbie and the Caribou Bulkwarks, I can't decide who I want to win. (I'm leaning slightly in Palin's favor, since she doesn't hide the fact that she kills animals; PETA does.)

It seems Governor Palin's office is not very happy with PETA's new online game that lets you pelt the former Republican VP candidate with snowballs. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk received an angry phone call from an unnamed person at Palin's office. When she asked the caller for his name, he yelled, "Just take the game down or you'll read my name on the lawsuit."

Well, now that sounds like a challenge. I say let the lawsuit go through just to see who the obnoxious jerk is.

To be fair, Palin is not the only one you get to hit. You can also go after Anna Wintour, Madonna, the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen , and Colonel Sanders.

Here's a piece of what PETA says on the Alaska Report, their Alaskan animal rights news aggregator blog:

Within a few hours of our posting information about the call on our Web site, the Governor’s communication director, Bill McAllister, emailed (he must have been monitoring to see if the call would have the desired effect), and our President had an interesting follow-up exchange with him.

You can read the full exchange between Palin spokesman Bill McCallister and Bruce Friedrich, PETA's VP of Policy and Communication on their blog.

Of course, this isn't Sarah Palin's only animal controversy. She was interviewed back in November – after pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey – in front of other turkeys being slaughtered.

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