Sarah Palin is back to making Facebook announcements to her legion of adoring fans. This one might have stung a little.
Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol was engaged to be married to one Dakota Meyer this weekend, on May 23. But Sarah Palin was obliged to inform her followers that the engagement is off.
"Bristol and Dakota couldn’t be more thankful for the love and support of family and friends over the past months while preparing for their wedding. They have informed loved ones that unfortunately the announced celebration planned for May 23 will not be held."
The reason for the breakup, or at least call-off of the wedding, is not disclosed. But things got even weirder. The wedding was to have been in Kentucky. Now the wedding is off. But Sarah Palin insists that everyone is still invited to come party and eat "bar-b-que".
"Many friends and family still look forward to getting together that day in Kentucky anyway – and the Palins and Meyers are happily looking forward to still being at 'the old Kentucky home' on May 23 to celebrate life, in general! Family members and close friends know they are welcome to share a great bar-b-que on the farm that day. All involved, especially Dakota, Bristol and Tripp, and their parents and grandparents, thank supporters for the love they've expressed."
There have been some tabloid rumors that Dakota Meyer and Bristol Palin were on the outs because he had a secret wife. Sarah Palin used her own platform to allow Bristol to post a message about that.
“Regarding salacious headlines in recent days about “secret wives”, Dakota and I discussed our past relationships prior to our engagement. Dakota was legally divorced years ago, as any good reporter could and should have disclosed to readers. As usual, false stories and dramatically written headlines begging controversy should be disregarded, and we have faith that our privacy will be respected at this time by those with decency. Thank you! – Bristol”
Sarah Palin's own stock has fallen recently when the man who penned a book about her and supported her VP bid in 2008 recanted his support.
Apparently he is among more than a few disaffected former Palin fans who are stunned at her sometimes-unintelligible speech at recent appearances.
The Washington Examiner's Byron York said of Palin's recent speech in Iowa: “It would be hard to say that Palin’s 35-minute talk had a theme.” But, one might ask, “Do they ever?”