Former Alaska Governor and Vice President candidate Sarah Palin has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows over the last 10 years. Her precipitous rise to conservative stardom was met with incredible backlash and slandering by the Left, which made her even more popular among the GOP’s base.
She parlayed that fame into book deals and guest spots on television shows and high-level Republican events. The last few years, however, has seen her star fade significantly, as her name no longer brings any excitement or credibility to it. Only making her increasing irrelevancy worse are the family problems that have come with the fame. While her daughter Bristol has brought in bad PR over the years, it’s now her son Track who’s suffering from some serious issues.
As reported at the New York Post, the Palin’s oldest son, Track, plead not guilty on Monday to a felony charge of assaulting his own father at his family’s home last month.
Track’s lawyer entered the plea for a burglary charge on his behalf at his arraignment. The Palin’s weren’t present, nor was their 28-year-old son, who participated over the phone.
During the brief proceeding, Palin said only, “Yes, ma’am,” when the judge asked if he was on the telephone line. The trial has been set for the week of Feb. 26.
The case stems from a December incident that saw Track get into an altercation with his father at their home. Sarah Palin called authorities, telling them her son was on some kind of medication and “freaking out.”
A police affidavit said father Todd Palin was bleeding from cuts on his head. The dispute began when Track called about picking up his truck, which he had left at his parent’s house.
Todd Palin told his son not to come to the house, but Track said he was coming anyway to beat his father up. With his son acting strange, Todd retrieved his pistol “to protect his family.” Of course, using it on one’s son isn’t so easy, as Track came to the home, broke through a window, disarmed his father, and put him on the ground.
When the police arrived, Track Palin yelled at the officers, calling them peasants, and “moved around in a strange manner” before being arrested without incident, the affidavit says. He told police he “consumed a few beers earlier,” the document says.
The Palin’s have a court order barring Track from contacting them or their children still at home. This isn’t the first incident of this kind involving Track. In 2016, he was suspected of hitting his girlfriend, who then feared he was going to kill himself. He ultimately plead guilty to possessing a firearm while intoxicated.
The Palin’s have much bigger problems to deal with than Sarah’s political career. Hopefully, whatever the deal is with their son can be resolved and the family reunified.
Source: New York Post