Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, is trash talking one Butler County city.
In Bristol Palin's new book called "Not Afraid of Life: My Journey so Far" she talks about her 2008 visit to Middletown, more specifically her stay at the Manchester Inn. Palin talks about her horrible stay at the hotel calling it "raggedy and filled with cockroaches."
"I think it probably hurt some people's feelings and ticked some people off to see someone of their caliber for what that matters, would say something like that," said A.J. Smith, Middletown city council member.
At the center of Bristol Palin's comments is the historic Manchester Inn. The hotel closed down earlier this year but was a fixture in the community for 89-years. Palin stayed at the hotel during her visit.
"We pulled into the parking lot of a redbrick hotel. The raggedy old hotel had dated furniture, small rooms, ugly pink walls and an abundant supply of cockroaches," said Palin in her book.
Apparently Bristol (or her writers) didn't bother to look into what has happened in Middletown. In 2000, Middletown had a poverty level of 12%. In 2007 that number jumped up to 22%, leading Forbes to label it as the tenth fastest dying city in the country.
Middletown is the epitome of what has happened to blue collar communities in this country. We have seen factory jobs head overseas and nothing new coming in. Actually it would have been a great campaign backdrop in 2008, a symbol of what has gone wrong in America and talk about how to fix it. Instead, Bristol decides to trash talk the town.