(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—Since former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin erupted on the national scene by telling everyone she could see Russia from her perch in Alaska, she has been lecturing everyone about accepting responsibility.
For example, speaking to Tea Party supporters in Nashville in 2010, Palin said, “My plan is quite simple. To support those who support the foundation of our country when it comes to the economy. It is free-market principles that reward hard work and personal responsibility.”
As Professor Melissa Harris-Perry explained, the “language of personal responsibility is often a code language used against poor and minority communities.”
For sure, accepting “personal responsibility” is not a trait of the Palin family. Take the latest family drama in the news—the arrest of Track Palin on Jan. 18 in Wasila, Alaska for domestic violence. According to formal complaints, the son of Senator John McCain’s 2008 vice presidential running mate was charged with 4th degree assault and misconduct involving weapons.