Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA’s Online Game?

Last week GamePolitics reported on Holiday Snowball Fight, an online game which lampooned, among other celebrities, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Apparently the game, created by PETA, provoked a bit of a dust-up between Palin’s people and the animal rights organization. Although details are sketchy, a PETA blog claims that the group was threatened with legal action over the game:

This morning, PETA’s Policy Department received a Scrooge-like phone call from someone purporting to be from Gov. Sarah Palin’s office threatening legal action against us if we don’t play ball…

In real life, the moose and other animals Ms. Palin blows to smithereens don’t stand a chance… Though this game is just a bit of harmless payback, Palin’s real-life hunting habit is no joke…

The Alaska Report has more, including transcripts of a nasty e-mail flame war between Palin spokeman Bill McAllister and PETA president Ingrid Newkirk. From the e-mail exchange, it appears that the Palin camp claims no knowledge of the alleged legal threat.

GP: Thanks to reader Raymond Martineau for the tip!

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23 comments

  1. tony selby says:

    For some reason i find it funny that on the Alaska Report website half of their adds are for trips to get away from Alaska

  2. Moriarty70 says:

    Sounds to me like PETA is placing itself in line for a liable suit. They blamed Palin’s office and refuse to back up the information.

  3. Father Time says:

    No Peta is a lot like that virginia tech game for the same reason.

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    Debates are like merry go rounds Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  4. Moriarty70 says:

    Yeah, but when PETA’s gone it’ll stay gone, not reappear 3 days later pass the torch and go back to Dad’s house.

  5. Derovius says:

    PETA is alot like Jesus, when you stop giving it publicity it will disappear into the shameful annuls of human history.

  6. tony selby says:

    Am I the only one hoping for a thunderdome to come into play during this argument? i mean both enter, only one leave, everybody wins!

  7. finaleve says:

    PETA probably wouldn’t get much attention if it wasn’t for the attention whores that are abundant within there…

  8. Father Time says:

    Both Mangled and Killed.

    You also hope the right to parody doesn’t get compromised in the process.

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    Debates are like merry go rounds Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  9. Father Time says:

    Oh they do distribute pamphlets. Horribly graphic pamphlets, and to children.

    http://www.rightwingnews.com/graphics/yourdaddykills.jpg

    (Sorry for the biased source, it’s really old news and so the only site I could find).

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    Debates are like merry go rounds Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  10. sheppy says:

    You know, for every website that posts about Peta, 300 dogs get gassed by those assholes.  I hate to be a head in the sand kind of guy but let’s face it.  This is an organization that has YET to do something productive and prefers to get you to think about change by pissing on your McNuggets then handing you a pamphlet as you’re winding back your fist.  I mean hell, evidence of this is enough as they basically mock Charleton Heston and Colonel Sanders in their graveyard level.

    Wall of Text Simulation- Insert coin to continue.

  11. MaskedPixelante says:

    Guess that means she WON’T be in Operation: Anchorage. That sucks, I even had a cool achievement name for when you take her out; "Nailin’ Palin".

    —You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

  12. sirdarkat says:

    Sum Up of Email Exchange …

    Hey Peta who called you …

    FUCK YOU thats who called us …

    Umm Ok What the hell ….

    More like what the hell to you …

    End Email Exchange.

    Seriously the guy just asked who called … he was looking for a name and title so he could do some investigation to see if it was his office or not … after all it has ramification if people in his office are calling people and threating legal action.

     

    I have to agree with the guy … sounds like Peta got a random threat attributed it to the govenor’s office and then got called out on it.  But you have to expect this from Peta I mean they are after all the first group to call foul when animals are being killed yet they are one of the largest killers of dogs and cats in this nation sounds about right to me.

  13. Neeneko says:

    From looing at the exchange, I would actually guess that someone from Palin’s office did indeed do the call since the office seemed to have been monitoring the blog, though it’s also possible they were simply ‘informed’ about it.

    And then, of course PETA screws it up by being pointlessly billigerent.  Your summary of the email exchange is spot on.  The only thing I would add is that the Palin office escelated the insults pretty quickly and seem to have gone in pretty hostile themselves.

  14. J.Alpha.Gamma says:

    After reading the exchange for myself, I agree. The guy was only asking for information so he can find the person responsible, and the PETA rep was being an ass.

    And then the ass got spanked.

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