Sarah Palin has defended her family and, in particular, daughter Bristol Palin, after reports surfaced a week earlier that her kids had been involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage, Alaska.
On September 19, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate wrote in a message on Facebook: “I love my Bristol!
“My straight-shooter is one of the strongest young women you’ll ever meet. I have to say this as a proud mama: right up there with their work ethic and heart for those less fortunate, my kids’ defense of family makes my heart soar!”
As previously reported by ABC News, 23-year-old Bristol Palin allegedly got involved in the scuffle after her brother Track, 25, confronted one of his sister Willow’s ex-boyfriends. Partygoer Eric Thompson told ABC that Bristol Palin was “punching [another man] in the face” repeatedly.
Sarah Palin has defended her family after her kids had been involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage (photo Facebook)
Sarah Palin made no mention of the fight in her Facebook post, but she did refer vaguely to media coverage of her children: “As you can imagine, they and my extended family have experienced so many things (liberal media-driven) that may have crushed others without a strong foundation of faith.”
“I’m thankful for our friends’ prayer shield that surrounds them, allowing faith to remain their anchor. Thank you, prayer warriors! I love you!,” she added.
Sarah Palin then linked to a blog post in which Bristol slammed rumors that her parents were getting divorced.
“I find something new about my family every day!” Sarah Palin quipped sarcastically.
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This morning, a massive quake strikes off Aleutian Islands, South West of Alaska, threatening a devastating tsunami.
The quake, which struck at 6:55 a.m. EDT, was 22.1 miles deep and had 7.1 magnitude, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
This morning, a massive quake strikes off Aleutian Islands, South West of Alaska
People living in coastal areas have been told to leave their homes immediately and flee inland to higher ground after the 7.1 magnitude quake struck close to the Aleutian Islands, 1,031 miles away from Anchorage.
Widespread damage is feared across the West Coast – from British Columbia, Canada, to Washington – as towns brace themselves for the oncoming waves.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a warning stating that residents should flee their homes immediately.
“Those feeling the earth shake, seeing unusual wave action, or the water level rising or receding may have only a few minutes before the tsunami arrival and should move immediately.
“Homes and small buildings are not designed to withstand tsunami impacts. Do not stay in these structures.
“Earthquakes of this magnitude are known to generate tsunamis,” the warning said.
People in Pacific coastal regions outside California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska have also been told to check updates for fear of widespread damage.
It is predicted that the tsunami will hit mainland Alaska by about 9 a.m., local time, just after midday on the East Coast.
Last week, terrifying tremors were felt in New York, Washington D.C. and as far north as Toronto when America’s East Coast was struck by the biggest earthquake in over a century.
Major buildings, including the Pentagon and the White House had to be evacuated and several top tourist attractions in Washington have been closed for safety reasons after the city was shaken by a 5.8-magnitude quake, which originated in Virginia.