There are times where it's best to just let stories die. That is, unless you're Sarah Palin and are so narcissistic you just can't resist spinning things your way, via an unnamed "friend of the family."
Here then, for your enjoyment, is WasillaBilly Sarah's version of The Great Anchorage Brawl:
What no one disputes is that several members of the former first family of Alaska arrived at a well-attended birthday party, at which several competitive snowmobile racers were present.
Todd Palin, himself an elite racer of “snow machines” (as the vehicles are known in the 49th state), was celebrating his 50th birthday that night, though the party was not being held on his behalf.
With a live band, dancing, and the former governor rocking red-white-and-blue high-tops, everyone seemed to be having a good time.
But then, some words were exchanged. And that’s where the stories diverge significantly.
According to previously published eyewitness reports, the fracas began when Track Palin, the former governor’s adult son, confronted a former boyfriend of his 20-year-old sister, Willow.
But according to the Palin family’s version of events, the instigator was actually the former boyfriend.
The initial tussle occurred, the source said, after the young man in question “tried to get in” to the Hummer limousine after he’d engaged in some unspecified “questionable behavior.”
Track Palin soon found himself struggling to fend off four men who had “piled on him,” according to the source.
Todd Palin then inserted himself into the brawl, which left the former “First Dude” of Alaska bleeding.
Next, it was Sarah Palin’s turn to leave her own mark on the most talked about rumble in Anchorage since the 1964 earthquake.
On the previous night, she had been in Houston to speak at a fundraiser benefiting the Mighty Oaks Warrior Foundation, which helps wounded veterans. That event apparently was fresh on Palin’s mind when she engaged in the tumult on Saturday night.
According to the source, as her husband and son were trading blows with their adversaries, Palin was yelling (in reference to her son), “Don’t you know who he is? He’s a vet!”
This rendition of her words differs slightly but significantly from a previous report, which had Palin shouting, “Don’t you know who I am?”
Oh yeah, right. Sarah Palin only thinks about Sarah Palin. She doesn't give much of a damn whether her kid is a "vet" or not, but she sure as hell has an inflated sense of her own importance. Forgive me if I don't buy that particular bit of spin.
At this point, who really cares about specifics like that, anyway. It's been confirmed that Bristol threw more than a couple of punches, that they left young Tripp in the limo with the driver he didn't know, and that they were all drinking. So we all heave a collective sigh of relief and exhale, knowing we can sleep tonight because she is NOT one heartbeat away from the White House.