“I can talk personally about this, I guess it’s kind of the elephant in the room,” Palin said. “My son like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country. And that starts from the top. It’s a shame that our military personnel even have to wonder, if they have to question, if they’re respected anymore. It starts from the top. The question though that comes from our own president where they have to look at him and wonder, do you know what we go through? Do you know what we’re trying to do to secure America and to secure the freedoms that have been bequeathed us?”
“I can certainly relate with other familes who kind of feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with,” Palin continued. “And it makes me realize more than ever it is now or never for the sake of Americas finest that we have that commander in chief that will respect them and honor them.”
Track Palin served a tour of duty in Iraq, and was in the Army from 2008-2010, after which he was honorably discharged. There is no evidence that he saw combat during that time so I have to wonder what exactly it was that caused that PTSD?
It's expected, but still disgusting to see her exploit a very real veterans' issue to take her son's violent, drunken behavior to new heights.
According to the police report, Track's girlfriend was hiding under the bed because she was afraid of him and his guns. So you tell me. Who's more likely to have PTSD as a result of combat? Track or his girlfriend?
That's not even a hard call to make. When Sarah Palin starts worrying about all the drunk idiots out there with guns threatening women, maybe she'll be credible. Maybe. Otherwise, it's just more Snow Snookie BS to rev up the crowds.