Video: Hey, let’s follow Palin around the airport with a camera for some reason

posted at 8:05 pm on August 24, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via lefty Tommy Christopher at Mediaite, who’s sufficiently creeped out by this to notice that there appears to be no security around during the part where Palin and “Hawk” first meet outside the airport. The Palins are understandably creeped out too, of course: Unless they’re in the habit of snapping pics of all their “fans” as mementos, I assume the cell-phone photos taken here are for use by bodyguards so that they know who they’re dealing with if they meet Hawk again in the future. I remember back in April when the media was whining about her demand to travel first-class on some continental flights that it seemed amazing that she was still traveling commercial instead of via private jet. Surely, at the very least, the animosity towards her in some quarters of the left means she needs a phalanx of security whenever she travels, right? And yet … no visible signs of it here, at least at the beginning. Maybe they’re out of frame?


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Bahama Hawks, the name ‘Hawk Peirce’ uses on his MySpace profile, is the name of a restaurant in Valdez, AK.

troyriser_gopftw on August 24, 2010 at 10:04 PM

It only takes one sad, pathetic loser with a bullet and a few seconds, just like we saw with Reagan.

sharrukin on August 24, 2010 at 9:51 PM

This is also how President McKinley was shot (and later died from those wounds.
Same for LA Governor Huey Long.

I pray for Sarah’s safety every night, after praying for our country and our troops.

Jenfidel on August 24, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Apparently this was put up on the anti Palin site the day it happened so it was a pre planned thing. I wish that the Palin’s didn’t have to go through this but I suspect they will have to deal with this for the rest of their lives because I believe that Sarah Palin will be POTUS. I pray for her safety and security as well as that of her family’s every day…

CCRWM on August 24, 2010 at 10:11 PM

If it was Martha Coakley getting followed, the guy would be picking gravel out of his knees.

Chickyraptor on August 24, 2010 at 9:57 PM

:)

listens2glenn on August 24, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Hmmmm.

@ Joe Caps on August 24, 2010 at 8:23 PM

“Ten bucks says he tortured animals as a child.”

Ten bucks a bear will be gnawing on his carcass come this winter if he annoys Todd too much.

memomachine on August 24, 2010 at 10:15 PM

I honestly fear for the Palins’ safety. At some point some sicko is really going to go off the deep end.

ddrintn on August 24, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Ten bucks a bear will be gnawing on his carcass come this winter if he annoys Todd too much.

memomachine on August 24, 2010 at 10:15 PM

I believe the Palin’s have enough friends and fans up there for that to happen without Todd lifting a finger.

listens2glenn on August 24, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Palin needs some bodyguards.

csThor on August 24, 2010 at 8:49 PM

She’s got Todd. They both commercial fish, tough job, hunt and field dress moose, caribou and have shot six foot tall bears. Sarah runs marathons, they know what they are about!

I suspect Todd knows how to handle vermin and maybe Track will join him someday!

They should have some pros though, maybe they could get Chuck Norris away from the Huckster or just a plain pro who would quietly walk the stalker away.

dhunter on August 24, 2010 at 10:26 PM

I’m the first to agree SP is tough as nails..but she is walking around where ever not really paying attention, greeting people etc. A security detail is on the job, watching everything and everybody. Trained to detect things the average nontrained person might not pick up on.

She needs that, badly.

Bikerchick on August 24, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Bikerchick on August 24, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Agreed and they have a way of escorting creeps away without creating a scene.

dhunter on August 24, 2010 at 10:50 PM

She’s got Todd. They both commercial fish, tough job, hunt and field dress moose, caribou and have shot six foot tall bears. Sarah runs marathons, they know what they are about!

I suspect Todd knows how to handle vermin and maybe Track will join him someday!

dhunter on August 24, 2010 at 10:26 PM

And they got Piper. Piss her off and you will burst into flames.

Blake on August 24, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Security? Even those on her side apparently cannot figure this woman out. She dropped security and her driver and her chef when she moved into the governors mansion. What she has is plain old gumption. And you can probably assume when she is not flying that she is armed. More testosterone than anyone currently in DC!

pgrossjr on August 24, 2010 at 10:58 PM

WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT???
ALLAH, I WANT MY 4 MINUTES OF LIFE BACK!!!!

KMC1 on August 24, 2010 at 11:11 PM

I suspect Todd knows how to handle vermin and maybe Track will join him someday!
dhunter on August 24, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Damn, that’s right! How did I let that fact slip?

And they got Piper. Piss her off and you will burst into flames.

Blake on August 24, 2010 at 10:55 PM

She’s something else, ain’t she? LOL

I don’t know this to be true, but her body-language in many of the published photos says, “Mess with me or mine, and I’ll make you wish you hadn’t”.

She’s probably not all that adverse to using some words that would prompt a reprimand from mom and dad.

listens2glenn on August 24, 2010 at 11:16 PM

CUDA

Metro on August 24, 2010 at 11:17 PM

WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT???
ALLAH, I WANT MY 4 MINUTES OF LIFE BACK!!!!

KMC1 on August 24, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Took about eight minutes for one of my earlier posts on another to appear. I hope that’s all it is for you.

listens2glenn on August 24, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Why’s Tommy shakin’ so bad?

From mediaite’s comments section:

No need to wonder. James O’Keefe’s pal tried this on me, and I owned him so thoroughly that he wouldn’t post the whole video, and even in the chopped-up version I still pwned.

Thomas, you do realize they post your pic up there at the top of your piece.

Christien on August 24, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Governor Palin……our Fam prays for your protection and safety every night.

I would continue to fly commercial (to surround yourself with others) you are in the league with powers now that play by different rules. Hire security, by up land in Wasilla, or by 5,000 acres in Idaho like Reagan did with his 588 acres in Cali.

Do it, you ‘re worth it…..remember all the…..

PappyD61 on August 24, 2010 at 11:31 PM

It amuses me that people think she could handle a national presidential campaign when she can’t even ignore some lone goober with a camera.

Speedwagon82 on August 24, 2010 at 11:31 PM

…..leaders in this country’s history that…

…just went the theatre, or the train station, or greeted visitors in a receiving line….or were just coming outside after a speech, 4 Presidents, and three fatalities. Make it easy on Todd…..hire Security…..please.

PappyD61 on August 24, 2010 at 11:35 PM

^ /sarc

Christien on August 24, 2010 at 11:40 PM

It amuses me that people think she could handle a national presidential campaign when she can’t even ignore some lone goober with a camera.

Speedwagon82 on August 24, 2010 at 11:31 PM

It amuses me that you seem to always miss the point with these things. The goober wasn’t going to be ignored. He went right into their faces, creepily not saying anything just recording. You know this will be on the web all over the world in a few hours, so make the best of it. That is what she did, and then she moved on to other people who wanted to talk to her. Then Todd took over and made him very uncomfortable, and put some distance between them.
I thought this was handled just right.

Brian1972 on August 24, 2010 at 11:56 PM

It amuses me that people think she could handle a national presidential campaign when she can’t even ignore some lone goober with a camera.

Speedwagon82 on August 24, 2010 at 11:31 PM

What kind of illogic is that?
Are you saying it’s her fault that this goon bugged her?!
So therefor, she can’t run for president, because she’s a loon magnet…?
Because unthinking morons say things like what you just said, that only encourages other Leftist loons (of which there is a copious supply right now) to go after her even more rabidly.

Jenfidel on August 25, 2010 at 12:02 AM

So therefor, she can’t run for president, because she’s a loon magnet…?

It’s not just the looney left that is the problem.

Sometimes those that express their undying love are a bigger danger.

And being a loon magnet has already been proven to be a bad thing. After all, the loons managed to chase her out of the Alaskan governorship.

Timothy S. Carlson on August 25, 2010 at 12:12 AM

You guys sound almost as bad as all those Obama lovers who think every Republican secretly wants him to be assassinated. This is America. Freaky, mostly harmless people like annoying public figures.

After watching it more closely, I see Sarah actually handled it pretty well. She even tried to shake the guy’s hand! It was just her husband who needlessly engaged the goober after it was obvious he was brain damaged. I hope she didn’t tell him to, and he was just acting out of spur of the moment defending his wife.

Speedwagon82 on August 25, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Pundon’t, is that you?

long_cat on August 25, 2010 at 12:17 AM

I think he said: “you better pay attention to me” at 3:50. Pray for Sarah.

Grunch42 on August 24, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Wow, he sure did. And he hadn’t planned to say it either. Wowie.

inviolet on August 25, 2010 at 12:19 AM

This is America. Freaky, mostly harmless people like annoying public figures.

Speedwagon82 on August 25, 2010 at 12:14 AM

And some of them have rats running around in their head like Sandra Bernhard.

sharrukin on August 25, 2010 at 12:20 AM

No security? Um. Did you see Todd? really see him, and listen to his “uh hmm” while hearing “he owns the local skate board shop”? I’d say that’s a man who takes his role as personal bodyguard very seriously.

TubbyHubby on August 25, 2010 at 12:34 AM

Boy, do I remember that.

Thanks for that link!

listens2glenn on August 24, 2010 at 9:27 PM

You’re welcome.

gary4205 on August 25, 2010 at 12:39 AM

And being a loon magnet has already been proven to be a bad thing. After all, the loons managed to chase her out of the Alaskan governorship.

Timothy S. Carlson on August 25, 2010 at 12:12 AM

No one chased her anywhere. She looked at the situation, and the millions it was costing Alaska taxpayers and did the right thing. Few if any have that sort of integrity.

gary4205 on August 25, 2010 at 12:46 AM

You guys sound almost as bad as all those Obama lovers who think every Republican secretly wants him to be assassinated. This is America. Freaky, mostly harmless people like annoying public figures.

Yeah, those harmless freaky people like John Hinkley, John Wilkes Boothe, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan annoying public figures with bullets.

Brian1972 on August 25, 2010 at 12:50 AM

The guy who videoed Sarah Palin, and followed Sarah Palin into and around the airport and kept recording her, responded, when asked what he was doing, that he was filming his wife who was getting on a plane.
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Ok, so why was he outside, videoing Sarah Palin instead of his wife?
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If his wife had already gotten on a plane, why was he still there, videoing Sarah Palin and saying that he was videoing his wife, when his wife had implicitly left?
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Alternatively, does he have some video of another adult female at the airport, within 10 minutes (before or after) he videoed Sarah Palin?
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Has this guy’s name and picture been published yet?
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Should we expect unpleasant revelations about him tomorrow?

Arbalest on August 25, 2010 at 1:13 AM

Arbalest on August 25, 2010 at 1:13 AM

His Facebook page says he is single. Someone posted this.

sharrukin on August 25, 2010 at 1:20 AM

Sloooooow news day, I think. :) :) :)

Theophile on August 25, 2010 at 1:28 AM

Look, to all those who claim Todd Palin is enough security to protect his wife: it simply isn’t true, not when his wife is hated–literally hated–by thousands of people, with a tiny but significant number of those not only mentally unbalanced but mentally unbalanced and dangerous and obsessive enough to seek her out and do her harm. Remember: John Hinkley went after President Reagan because he believed killing Reagan would make him a hero to Jodie Foster. How much more motivated then than the genuinely crazy moonbat who really would be a hero to a significant percentage of those who truly wish her ill?

Take a good look at bahamahawk’s Flikr profile. He has posted cryptic photographs and messages aimed directly at Sarah Palin. He thinks about her all the time. And he’s just one of many.

troyriser_gopftw on August 25, 2010 at 1:29 AM

For the record, my dad carries a 1858 Remington New Pattern Army cap’n’ball. He’s old school like that.

Holger on August 24, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Holy balls. I think I saw that thing in the movie “The Outlaw Josie Wales”.

listens2glenn on August 24, 2010 at 8:33 PM

the best thing about those…every time you squeeze the trigger it smells like bacon fryin in the pan…..at least if you grease off the cylinder ends right :).

Fighton03 on August 25, 2010 at 1:35 AM

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bahama-Hawks-and-Campus-Shoppe/284003301290

ButterflyDragon on August 24, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Thanks, Butterfly. I posted a nice “review” on his FB page. This MF needs to be blowed up in the media.

Fishoutofwater on August 25, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Take a good look at bahamahawk’s Flikr profile. He has posted cryptic photographs and messages aimed directly at Sarah Palin. He thinks about her all the time. And he’s just one of many.

troyriser_gopftw on August 25, 2010 at 1:29 AM

Nothing cryptic about it. The photo is clearly of a pillow with feathers in it and a kettle pot with tar. The image of “tar and feathering” is very clear.

What is creepy about it is that those photos are over a year old. Over a year now and this guy is still obsessed to the point he has anti-Palin propaganda in his storefront and does this really creepy video thing of following her around.

Anyone with half a brain is not going to fall for the lefty excuse of “he was videotaping a celebrity!”. His hatred for Sarah Palin is very obvious in his previous behaviors.

He was hoping to get a “gotcha” and it failed miserably. He just put himself out there as some weirdo stalker kind of person.

Seriously, I take my politics very seriously. But I couldn’t imagine going to an airport and just videotaping a pol I disliked in such a stalker’ish creepy manner.

Nor would I jeopardize my business and potential customer base by putting political propaganda in my storefront.

ButterflyDragon on August 25, 2010 at 1:42 AM

His name came up in a Freeper thread. I have my doubts about the name they claim since his business phone traces to someone else entirely.

troyriser_gopftw on August 25, 2010 at 1:45 AM

Love the cap-and-ball discussion, too. I own a Pietta 1861 .36 Navy Colt and an 1858 Remington New Army .44–which was, btw, the revolver Clint Eastwood used in Pale Rider. He carried a ’61 Navy (like mine) and a Walker .44 in The Outlaw Josie Wales. The ’61 Navy is nearly as accurate as my S&W K-38 Target Masterpiece.

troyriser_gopftw on August 25, 2010 at 1:52 AM

Freaking CREEPY dude….I know a guy like that, he went after my now girlfriend when we were broken up a few years ago.

Wound up with my combat knife pressed up against his neck.

Apparently he off and married another one of our mutual friends and we are both scratching our heads wondering how in the hell that happened.

Hopefully they don’t run into this nutjob again. But yea I think they should hire some “personal assistants”, the kind that are retired Marines or Secret Service types.

And also-don’t try to blame the left here folks. I could care less what the creepo’s political leanings are, the point is he’s a NUTJOB!

SgtSVJones on August 25, 2010 at 2:30 AM

Holy cow: the now-defunct domain ‘bahamahawks dot com’ was owned by a man calling himself ‘John Pierce’ using a PO Box in Valdez, AK and representing himself as a researcher of some kind working for the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Alaska – Fairbanks, since he employs the ‘IMS’ initials in his PO Box address directly above his name.

A search of the email address listed on his domain history tracks to–get this–’The Hairy Women Supersite’, a fetish site featuring hirsute women. I kid you not.

He also contributed links to a site featuring ‘barely legal’ girls.

None of these links show blatantly pornographic content, just his profile and linking activity.

The man stalking Sarah Palin frequents fetish sites online. He has a yen for ‘barely legal’ young girls. He has pretended (or still pretends) to be a researcher/representative of the IMS UOAF, and has established a PO Box under those auspices.

It just gets weirder and weirder. He just gets weirder and weirder.

troyriser_gopftw on August 25, 2010 at 3:01 AM

troyriser_gopftw on August 25, 2010 at 3:01 AM

That is rather creepy given that she is a women with children. I am not clicking on those links BTW. Hope the secret service has his number.

sharrukin on August 25, 2010 at 3:04 AM

Concerning Saracuda’s ability to handle a run for President, think back to the last campaign. After the first day or so she was handed a crap sandwich, not only by the media, but by some in her own camp.

While she might have appeared flustered by questions at times, she didn’t ever lose her composure. She was the big crowd draw and usually stayed after the end of an event.

If B Hussein had been given one tenth the the pressure that Sarah Palin had to endure each day, he’d be back in Hawaii coking it up with his boyhood friends….or would that be in Indonesia?

TugboatPhil on August 25, 2010 at 3:10 AM

This guy was hoping for a confrontation with Sarah Palin that he could publish. The fact that Todd Palin was with her probably completely flustered him and made him nervous.

That explains why Todd asked him, “Why are you shaking?”

I have to say, Todd Palin does pretty well as a bodyguard, putting just enough pressure on him to keep him at bay without being rude, and calmly asking him simple questions that just make him more nervous, like “what’s your name?” and “do you have a wife?” and “why are you shaking?”

She still needs a professional bodyguard, but more as a backup to Todd, I would think.

There Goes The Neighborhood on August 25, 2010 at 3:19 AM

After watching it more closely, I see Sarah actually handled it pretty well. She even tried to shake the guy’s hand! It was just her husband who needlessly engaged the goober after it was obvious he was brain damaged. I hope she didn’t tell him to, and he was just acting out of spur of the moment defending his wife.

Speedwagon82 on August 25, 2010 at 12:14 AM

I would have to seriously wonder about your perception. Todd handled it very well, I thought. It’s one thing to be friendly, as all politicians should try to be. But if you get any sense that something was off about a man around my wife, I think I’d take pains to make sure he was aware that I was right there, and that I knew who he was. And if he felt a little intimidated, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

There Goes The Neighborhood on August 25, 2010 at 3:26 AM

Todd: Why are you shaking
NutJob: Cause I’m hoping you punch my light out and I get it on tape. But I know if you do its gonna HURT LIKE HELL!

Bicyea on August 25, 2010 at 7:55 AM

Maybe this has been asked and answered, but: How does Hawk the Stalker with the creepy obscene phone call kinda voice know that the brunette was was part of Greta’s Fox News staff?

Buy Danish on August 25, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Maybe this has been asked and answered, but: How does Hawk the Stalker with the creepy obscene phone call kinda voice know that the brunette was was part of Greta’s Fox News staff?

Buy Danish on August 25, 2010 at 8:30 AM

He’s apparently been stalking for some time. Over a year.

sharrukin on August 25, 2010 at 8:40 AM

sharrukin on August 25, 2010 at 8:40 AM

How does he know when Sarah is going to take a flight? The story about meeting his “wife” is clearly a lie. Hope they have a private detective on the case.

BTW, you know what would be really fun?! “Protesters” should protest his shop, demanding that he employ union labor and pay a “living wage” with full health benefits.

Buy Danish on August 25, 2010 at 9:27 AM

How does he know when Sarah is going to take a flight? The story about meeting his “wife” is clearly a lie. Hope they have a private detective on the case.

Buy Danish on August 25, 2010 at 9:27 AM

That’s a good question. Maybe that sort of stuff is posted somewhere?

sharrukin on August 25, 2010 at 9:33 AM

How does he know when Sarah is going to take a flight? The story about meeting his “wife” is clearly a lie. Hope they have a private detective on the case.

BTW, you know what would be really fun?! “Protesters” should protest his shop, demanding that he employ union labor and pay a “living wage” with full health benefits.

Buy Danish on August 25, 2010 at 9:27 AM

You can fit half of Valdez, AK in a shoebox, so I’m sure everyone in town knew within a few minutes that Sarah was there.

ButterflyDragon on August 25, 2010 at 10:16 AM

I think that the Palins handled this encounter more than very well. What could have been an embarrassing-to-them encounter was turned into the figurative confession of a stalker. They become victim and protective husband, dealing with a problem without calling for help.

It’s possible that they don’t use a security team “at home” (a choice, not always a good one.) It’s also possible that they have a very, very good security team, one of those that’s effectively invisible until the action starts. (Is that lady in the puffy parka a neighbor, or concealing a pair of H&K MP5s?) In that case, the team might be using Todd as a distraction.

If they don’t have some professional security, it may be time to add it.

htom on August 25, 2010 at 10:37 AM

http://fubar.com/images.php?u=423324

When did Dog the Bounty Hunter move to Alaska?

74impala on August 25, 2010 at 10:40 AM

http://fubar.com/images.php?u=423324

When did Dog the Bounty Hunter move to Alaska?

74impala on August 25, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Even has a Palin folder.

This guy is obsessed.

ButterflyDragon on August 25, 2010 at 11:34 AM

How does he know when Sarah is going to take a flight? The story about meeting his “wife” is clearly a lie. Hope they have a private detective on the case.

BTW, you know what would be really fun?! “Protesters” should protest his shop, demanding that he employ union labor and pay a “living wage” with full health benefits.

Buy Danish on August 25, 2010 at 9:27 AM

According to the stories his wife and Palin had seats next to each other on the flight. Palin traded hers with one of the entourage when they realized this.

Bradky on August 25, 2010 at 11:37 AM

According to the stories his wife and Palin had seats next to each other on the flight. Palin traded hers with one of the entourage when they realized this.

Bradky on August 25, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Didn’t the guy say he was single?

sharrukin on August 25, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Todd: Why are you shaking
NutJob: Cause I’m hoping you punch my light out and I get it on tape. But I know if you do its gonna HURT LIKE HELL!

Bicyea on August 25, 2010 at 7:55 AM

This

Bradky on August 25, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Perennial bed-wetter. Good lord dude…

Inanemergencydial on August 25, 2010 at 5:11 PM

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