Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took to Facebook to share her thoughts on the clock mistaken for a bomb that was made by 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed and led to his arrest.
Palin said in a Facebook post that the initial reports of Mohamed’s arrest were “fishy,” and that the school was justified in thinking that the clock might have been a bomb.
“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,” Palin wrote. “Right. That's a clock, and I'm the Queen of England."
The former vice presidential candidate compared the incident to others in which students were suspended or disciplined.
“Friends, consider the kids disciplined and/or kicked out of school for bringing squirt guns to school or taking bites out of a pop tart until it resembled (to some politically correct yahoo) a gun,” she wrote. "Or the student out deer hunting with his dad early one morning who forgot he had a box of ammo in his truck when he parked in the school's lot later that day.
“Whereas Ahmed Mohamed, an evidently obstinate-answering student bringing in a homemade 'clock' that obviously could be seen by conscientious teachers as a dangerous wired-up bomb-looking contraption (teachers who are told 'if you see something, say something!') gets invited to the White House."
Palin, like her daughter Bristol Palin, took aim at President Obama for inviting Mohamed to the White House after the incident, which sparked outrage over apparent profiling due to his Muslim faith.
“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,” she wrote.
“Remember him accusing police officers doing their job as "acting stupid"; claiming if he had a son, he'd look like Trayvon Martin; claiming he needed to know who was a[t] fault in an industrial accident so he'd 'know [sic] who's a** to kick' [sic]; etc., [sic] etc.Those actions are about as presidential as his selfie stick."