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Mar. 30 2010 - 10:42 pm | 1,766 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Willow Palin: Vandalism Ringleader?

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A couple different blog sites are reporting that Sarah Palin’s daughter Willow is accused of being part of a group of teens who broke into a Wasilla home, stayed for hours (possibly overnight), and caused tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage – apparently because they threw a party inside, and directed other teens to the location.

The National Enquirer (not a beacon of credibility, but since the whole John Edwards thing, at least presumably believable) pegged Willow at the scene several months ago, but – shockingly! – the Palin camp denied she could have been involved. But, virtually every other teen involved has not only identified Willow as having been there, but has said she played a big role in inviting people over and directing them there.

So, let’s review. In addition to using her daughter Bristol, a teen mom who clearly did not practice abstinence, for publicity; and also using her youngest son in order to accuse Obama of orchestrating “death panels” that surely would have condemned the infant to die, Palin is now using “connections” to ensure that only the boys involved in the incident be charged with any crimes.

And, as we’ve already been made aware, Palin is certainly a fan of manipulating law enforcement for personal gain.

With a reality show in the works, it looks like the Palin family could become the northern counterparts to the cast of E!’s “Pretty Wild,” which includes 18-year-old Alexis Neiers, an accused member of the “Bling Ring” – a group of Hollywood-area teens who are linked to the burglaries of several celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge and Orlando Bloom.

Granted, all Willow is accused of doing is breaking into a home and causing a huge amount of damage. But there aren’t many celebrities to steal from in Wasilla. So please, Sarah Palin, by all means continue lecturing me about wholesome, all-American families like yours.


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