Sarah Palin is still being coy about whether she’s going to run for president, but as usual, she’s enjoying whatever attention she can get. Her latest stunt: Hopping on the back of a Harley to ride with 400,000 bikers through D.C., like she was Hell’s own angel. Palin’s take on the ride? Pollutalicious! “I love that smell of the emissions,” she told Fox News.
The bike event, Rolling Thunder, is an annual Memorial Day ride to the Vietnam Memorial, organized by Vietnam vets to draw attention to missing and captured service members. But hey, why make a respectful statement about veterans and their service to the country, when you can spout off about how much you love noxious fumes?
Palin didn’t make any official remarks at the event about gratitude towards veterans, either, but she also didn’t give a speech about her support for emissions. Why? Because she wasn’t invited to speak. In fact, she wasn’t invited at all. “We can’t stop her from coming to ride,” said Ted Shpak, the ride’s national legislative director, hopefully while trying to avoid eye contact with Palin so she wouldn’t climb onto his handlebars.