Sarah Palin at the The National Rifle Association annual convention at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, April, 2014.
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Sarah Palin stopped for speeding: ‘I wasn’t speeding, I was qualifying’


Sarah Palin isn’t having the best month. A few weeks ago, an NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll showed that the majority of Americans, including Republicans, want her to stay silent when it comes to politics. And now, according to an exclusive report from TMZ, she appears to have run afoul of the law.

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The former Alaska governor was reportedly pulled over last Wednesday for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. Palin was allegedly driving her Toyota Tundra at 63 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Although Palin accepted her speeding $154 ticket without a fuss, she gave TMZ a unique explanation for why she exceeded the limit.

“I wasn’t speeding, I was qualifying,” she said, according to TMZ.

Apparently, the 2008 GOP nominee for vice president is a big Sammy Hagar fan and she took his “I Can’t Drive 55” signature song to heart.

Palin has been back in the headlines recently after repeatedly calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment. So far, she has not been able to generate much Republican enthusiasm for her cause.