You have to love the Internets, bloggers and citizen journalism in times like these, as one ballsy blogger up in Wasilla, Alaska got wind of a brawl involving the local royal family and confirmed it with the Anchorage police. These people all have guns and live up there, all isolated, with their beer and maybe pot….it was brave!
The Palin family were confirmed by the police to have been reportedly involved in a fistfight on Saturday night that involved at least 20 people in Anchorage, Alaska at an event sponsored by the annual Iron Dog snowmobile race.
Wonkette.com delightfully pointed us to the source, local blogger Jessie Griffin at the Immoral Minority, who reported Thursday morning that a spokesperson for the Anchorage Police Department confirmed that members of the Palin family were involved in a public fight in Anchorage on Saturday night, but that no arrests were made because no one pressed charges.
Wonkette took it even further:
“Anita in the Anchorage Police Department’s communications office is sitting at her desk at 7:15 a.m. on a Thursday, so probs they are waiting for a whole mess of calls from Jake Tapper or whatever,” Schoenkopf continued, “and Anita confirms that a huge bloody mess of a brawl between multiple subjects took place Saturday night, and that the Palins were ‘present.’”
Local blogger Jessie Griffin at the ImmoralMinority wrote on Wednesday, “According to the grapevine Track had some altercation with a person who may or may not have once dated one of the Palin girls. That led to some pushing and shoving, which escalated somehow to the family being asked to leave the premises.”
“However before that could happen a certain former abstinence spokesperson unleashed a flurry of blows at some as of yet identified individual before being pulled off by by another partygoer, after which Todd apparently puffed up his chest and made some threatening remarks. (The “C’ word may have been uttered at one point,)” said the blog.
Alaskan political blogger Amanda Coyne said she was able to piece together a version of events from sources who witnessed the out-of-control brawl.
Apparently beer, Hummers, old boyfriends and anger culminated in hair pulling and fisticuffs.
“The owner of the house gets involved, and he probably wished he hadn’t,” Coyne continued. “At this point, he’s up against nearly the whole Palin tribe: Palin women screaming. Palin men thumping their chests. Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly, and it’s something to hear when Sarah screams, ‘Don’t you know who I am!’ And it was particularly wonderful when someone in the crowd screamed back, ‘This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!’”
“No, it’s what happens when the former First Family of Alaska comes knocking. As people were leaving in a cab, Track was seen on the street, shirtless, flipping people off, with Sarah right behind him, and Todd somewhere in the foreground, tending to his bloody nose,” she concluded.
In an update posted Thursday, Griffin said she spoke to homeowner Chris Olds, who confirmed that the melee took place in his residence and that he was repeatedly struck by Bristol Palin.