The celebrity of Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin was a pale imitation of what was to come with Donald Trump. She was widely mocked as being inarticulate, on the edge of moronic, and for lacking the necessary knowledge to be working in the White House—or possibly as the governor of Alaska. Maybe if Palin had been a man, she would have won anyway, and we’d be suffering under President Palin right now. Sexism only delayed the ascendency of idiocy for a few terms in the Republican party. Here we are.
Palin has continued to exist since her failed campaign, starring in her own reality TV series, defending the choices of her unruly children, and getting mixed up with Tina Fey, who did an excellent impression of her for SNL.
Now, Palin is in the news again! NBC reports that her husband Todd Palin has filed for divorce, citing “incompatibility of temperament” and saying that “they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”
This is sad news for the Palin household but good news for Twitter, which has a long memory and a lot of jokes to make at the Palin family’s expense. Some of them are even funny, if you don’t think too hard about the horror of matching with Sarah Palin on Tinder:
she’s gonna be one of those people on tinder whose pictures are all memes of tweety bird saying stuff like “god don’t make no mistakes” https://t.co/FLHTEqpXJ6— unkillable hero from heaven (@crushingbort) September 9, 2019
Sarah Palin’s tinder profile is just gonna be a picture of a gun with:— Lauren Hough (@laurenthehough) September 9, 2019
I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY https://t.co/O6TP0xI8Ru
my condolences to everyone on Alaskan Tinder https://t.co/XrAsXWLSry— maura quint (@behindyourback) September 9, 2019
A lot of people wondered what had driven the two of them apart after everything insane thing they’ve been through:
They were staying together for John McCain. https://t.co/gIC2UEusuK— Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) September 9, 2019
what could possibly have been the last straw https://t.co/V3ELobViZf— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) September 9, 2019
If these two can't make it, the rest of us have no hope. How can anyone believe in the power of true love after this? https://t.co/FyN4E4pZmi— Slade (@Slade) September 9, 2019
...okay, if it turns out she was doin' Eric or Junior I'm checking out until fucking October. https://t.co/4hOTIZ2YoT— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) September 9, 2019
She’ll find a way to blame Obama and Hillary. https://t.co/BAkf3WLji9— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 9, 2019
He waited until Hot Girl Summer was over https://t.co/GSd1TCI6wb— Jules (@Julian_Epp) September 9, 2019
Maybe it was gay marriage that ruined straight marriage, as she feared:
Collateral damage from gay people eroding the institution of marriage, obviously. https://t.co/zhV8fEZHiH— Molly Hodgdon (@Manglewood) September 9, 2019
(Steve Urkel voice)— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) September 9, 2019
“Did gay marriage do that?” https://t.co/i126EKJpOY
A few people picture Todd leaving in the most Alaskan way possible:
Todd just absolutely toasted on a snowmobile in the woods singing "I Want to Know What Love Is" right now https://t.co/1H4zCRbGwE— Juggalocialism (@UweBollocks) September 9, 2019
Imagine sadly watching a dude pack up everything he owns onto a snowmobile https://t.co/C9HiOG9bHi— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) September 9, 2019
Forgive me, I’m unfamiliar with Alaskan divorce statutes. Which one shoots the other from a helicopter? https://t.co/cWPXG1kvCi— Unsanctioned Buffoonery (@Bemopolis) September 9, 2019
If Sarah Palin weren’t so horribly racist, homophobic, gun nuts, and opportunistic, this would be very cruel and unfair. Oh well!
If only we could all file papers indicating that we no longer want Sarah Palin in our life. https://t.co/FHbLSFRmi6— Evan DeSimone (@Smorgasboredom) September 9, 2019
Who knows what’s next for Sarah and Todd. Maybe they’re about to find people they’re better suited to, and embark on a second journey of love. They don’t deserve it, but love is crazy that way.