While in Philadelphia yesterday, Piper Palin shoved a reporter out of the way and told TIME correspondent Jay Newton-Small and photographer Dima Gavrysh, “Thanks for ruining our family vacation.”
It is completely wrong when parents trick their children to believe they’re going somewhere when they’re actually headed somewhere else. I mean for me, it was my mom saying, “Ron, we’re going to the mall.” She knew I hated going shopping with her and I would cry and pout and eventually get in the car, but once we pulled into the movie theatre parking lot, I knew she was fooling me the whole time! (Hi, Mom.)
For little 10-year-old Piper, her mom probably told her she was going on a family vacation. No tricks there, right? Nah, just a family vacation to see historic America, visit Uncle D, and crash Romney’s announcement party.
Was Piper Palin duped to believe this was a family vacation with no ulterior motives? I’ll let you decide.