Social media users are mocking Republican candidate Sarah Palin after a video emerged online showing the former Alaska governor appearing frustrated following her defeat in the special election to fill the state’s only House seat to Democrat Mary Peltola.
Peltola won the state’s first election using its new ranked-choice voting system, in which the top four candidates take part in the general election, where voters rank their choices in order of preference. She will become the first native Alaskan in Congress since the state joined the US in 1959 and the first Democrat to represent the state in almost 50 years.
Palin was not happy with the results.
“I mean, really? Alaskans want Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi?” she asked in the video. And Twitter users were happy to respond.
User LaTosha Brown replied: “Gov Palin the fact that you lost means they don’t want YOU to represent them. Don’t bring nobody else in your mess.”
“Here is what Palin gets wrong. It isn’t about Biden, Pelosi, or Trump. To quote Ted Stevens, ‘to hell with politics, just do what’s right for Alaska.’ We did. Congrats Mary Peltola,” Anchorage Assembly Member Chris Constant wrote.
Another user wrote: “What makes this hilarious is the ranked-choice voting means we know exactly what happened: It’s not that ‘Alaskans want Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi?!’…it’s that almost a third of Republicans would rather vote for a Democrat than vote for Sarah Palin.”
other users were shocked by Palin’s dress code.
Check more reactions below:
Gov. palin after learning she didn’t win in this round pic.twitter.com/BWwfgv0JIw
— Rebecca Palsha (@RebeccaPalsha) September 1, 2022
Palin campaign update: pic.twitter.com/MPPrwrnkUU
— 🍂𝖓𝖆𝖌𝖞 𝖒𝖎𝖓𝖆𝖏🍂 (@nagy_minaj) September 1, 2022
Here is what Palin gets wrong. It isn't about Biden, Pelosi, or Trump. To quote Ted Stevens, "to hell with politics, just do what's right for Alaska."
Congrats Mary Peltola. https://t.co/9A1O7qadji
— Constant for Alaska (@Constant4Alaska) September 1, 2022
Alaskans said NO to Sarah Palin!
— Royal Priest (@MLCHZDK) September 1, 2022
— Botocks Bollucks (@GuntherGill) September 1, 2022
No more politics for Sarah Palin. She can finally shed the tight outfits, start wearing a Mumu and blow up as big as she wants.
— Gerry Merchant (@tablogloid) September 1, 2022
Now maybe she’ll try buying some clothes in a size that actually fits.
— 🌷Annie C🌷 (@anet2111) September 1, 2022
She is still dressing for 2008 in an attempt to appeal to the old white guys. She doesn’t realize she has aged out for them.
— kathleen 🇺🇸☮️ (@kathlee73732050) September 1, 2022
Why are her clothes so tight? Isn't she like 60? Not shaming her, but that's not a professional look.
— JackiePalmtree77 (@crittermom77) September 1, 2022
Another Republican victim of the will of the people.
— Being J Wood (@BeingJWood) September 1, 2022
Yes @SarahPalinUSA Americans and Alaskans want what is best for America and that is Democrats. Wake up, we don’t want anything to do with Trump and his allies. Nothing.
— Sad Sue 🌻 (@SadSue59) September 1, 2022