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Sarah Palin Ticketed For Speeding, Cracks A NASCAR Joke

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 3:51 PM
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Sarah Palin was allegedly caught speeding in Alaska last week, but she has an excuse that's sure to make many of her NASCAR-loving fans smile.

"I wasn’t speeding, I was qualifying," she joked to TMZ.

Records posted online by Alaska's CourtView system show Palin was ticketed by the Wasilla Police Department on July 16 for going 10 to 19 mph over the speed limit, which is listed as a minor offense.

TMZ says she was doing 63 mph in a 45 mph zone in a Toyota Tundra pickup truck.

The former governor of Alaska joked that her choice in music may have played a role in her speed, telling TMZ that she was listening to "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar.

Palin was fined $144, plus a $10 surcharge. The ticket is currently listed as unpaid, but TMZ reports that she plans to settle up soon.

For the record, qualifying speeds at a recent NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway ranged from 194.963 mph to 204.557 mph.


by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 3:51 PM
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-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 3:51 PM
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She's not qualified to do anything...

erika9009
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 3:56 PM
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Oh you don't want to go there on "who" is qualified to do anything. 

Quoting -Celestial-:

She's not qualified to do anything...


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erika9009
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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She can shoot a gun and has a lead foot???????????

I like her more and more that people point out her "faults"

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Erika..

The best things in life are not things.

trippyhippy
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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I worry about what that says about you. lol

Quoting erika9009:

She can shot a gun and has a lead foot???????????

I like her more and more that people point out her "faults"


lizzielouaf
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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Ok come on now, it's pretty funny what she said. 

erika9009
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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I can shoot a gun.  In fact, I have shot my husband's Glock 17L ( that his uncle gave him) better than he has in the last 2 shooting competions we were at.

As for the need for speed..................

I do ok at anything under the speed of sound.  No tickets in 12 yrs either.

Quoting trippyhippy:

I worry about what that says about you. lol

Quoting erika9009:

She can shot a gun and has a lead foot???????????

I like her more and more that people point out her "faults"



____________________________________________________

Erika..

The best things in life are not things.

Jambo4
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:36 PM

ha ha... very witty of you Sarah. =)

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:41 PM

 Don't you just hate people in front of you who won't go over the speed limit?  Then the ones who won't even do the speed limit, I want to run off the road.  My one and only speeding ticket was in 1981.  It's those damn red light camera tickets that are killing me.  Those things are rigged (angled) so that they don't show you stopping behind the line at a red light, but when you are inching your way to the corner so you can see to your left before making your right hand turn. 

Quoting erika9009:

I can shoot a gun.  In fact, I have shot my husband's Glock 17L ( that his uncle gave him) better than he has in the last 2 shooting competions we were at.

As for the need for speed..................

I do ok at anything under the speed of sound.  No tickets in 12 yrs either.

Quoting trippyhippy:

I worry about what that says about you. lol

Quoting erika9009:

She can shot a gun and has a lead foot???????????

I like her more and more that people point out her "faults"

 

 

PamR
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM
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At least she has a sense of humor.

Ms.KitKat
by Gold Member on Jul. 24, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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What you said made me think of my dd- she is a student driver. Dh and I try to take her out for practice during "off" times when the roads are less congested. Still invariably, there is some asshole up her butt because she is either going the speed limit or is slightly under. Having an agressive driver tailgating a student driver does not help the anxiety of the student driver- except of course to help create greater anxiety.

So, the next time you are getting frustrated - just think that could be your grandchild behind the wheel learning to drive. Take a deep breath and realize, you will get to walmart soon enough-surely before all the flat screens are sold out.

Quoting grandmab125:

 Don't you just hate people in front of you who won't go over the speed limit?  Then the ones who won't even do the speed limit, I want to run off the road.  My one and only speeding ticket was in 1981.  It's those damn red light camera tickets that are killing me.  Those things are rigged (angled) so that they don't show you stopping behind the line at a red light, but when you are inching your way to the corner so you can see to your left before making your right hand turn. 

Quoting erika9009:

I can shoot a gun.  In fact, I have shot my husband's Glock 17L ( that his uncle gave him) better than he has in the last 2 shooting competions we were at.

As for the need for speed..................

I do ok at anything under the speed of sound.  No tickets in 12 yrs either.

Quoting trippyhippy:

I worry about what that says about you. lol

Quoting erika9009:

She can shot a gun and has a lead foot???????????

I like her more and more that people point out her "faults"


 


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