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.
And maybe the half-wit daughter of the former half-term, half-wit governor of Alaska should stop and try to think that there are people in this country who have no alternative but to live with cockroaches. Poor Princess Palin had to spend one night in a place with cockroaches – how about those that have to spend every night with them? How about those people who maybe had really nice houses until the Bush economy trashed their income and forced these people to live with the cockroaches.
Of course the biggest question should lie with the McCain campaign – why did they have the Palin’s stay in such a horrible place? Did no one on the campaign bother to even check the hotel out? They were right between Cincinnati and Dayton and had tons of high class hotels to stay in, yet someone on the campaign picked the Manchester. Maybe the Palins should ask the campaign why that was.
This is the only part of Bristol’s book I have heard about, but if it is indicative of the book overall, then it sounds like it’s going to give a good look into someone who is very shallow. True we are talking about a Palin, so I’m sure the media will just gush over every page.