Sarah Palin has thrown her two cents into the discussion about Ahmed Mohamed, the clock-making high school teen in Texas who was arrested when he brought a homemade digital clock to school.
Ahmed Mohamed made his own digital clock and took it to school in a pencil case to show his Engineering teacher. Another teacher reported Ahmed, police were called, and Ahmed was arrested on suspicion of making a bomb.
As has been pointed out many times in social media and news programs, it seems unlikely that anyone actually thought that Ahmed Mohamed had actually made a bomb. If they had, they would have followed protocols such as evacuating the school, calling the bomb squad, and so on. Instead, Ahmed is likely believed to have been perpetrating a bomb hoax. But others say this was only suspected because of Islamaphobia.
Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol has already jumped into the fray, accusing President Barack Obama of dividing America with "childish games" like inviting Ahmed Mohamed to the White House.
President Obama tweeted:
"Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great."
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
Bristol Palin saw this as driving a further wedge in America.
"This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to STAY out of. This encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the “Black Lives Matter” crowd and encourages victimhood.
"The police made a mistake, clearly.
"But why put more people against them? Why egg it on? Childish games like this from our president have divided our country… even more today than when he was elected."
Sara Palin, for her part, took to Facebook -- her pulpit of choice -- to back her daughter's play and further slam Obama and the "liberal media."
"Yep, believing that's a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history...; By the way, President Obama's practice of jumping in cases prematurely to interject himself as the cool savior, wanting so badly to attach himself to the issue-of-the-day, got old years ago."
Of course, Sarah Palin's audience is not really one to be envied. One commenter on her post said, in all seriousness:
"Funny but all the clocks I have in my house look nothing like that thing. Where's the face, the numbers, the hands?"