And the men... they brought home dinner.
Fresh organic pure protein from God's green earth. (I can't get skunked! It's my turn next.)
six month ago that he was in intensive care.
Remember Palin's description of his injuries?
He's still in ICU under care of a superbly skilled staff. A long surgery repaired numerous breaks in Todd's upper body, docs essentially lifted and secured every rib with steel bands, anchored the broken clavicle with plates and rods, set aside repair of a broken shoulder for later (also later are more minor things like ACL/MCL knee injuries), still mechanically inflating one collapsed lung while other bruised lung, liver, etc., are watched; chest drain is working overtime to keep things clear.
Numerous breaks, steel bands holding his ribs in place, a deflated lung, these are life threatening injuries.
So even to walk around on pavement without stopping to catch his breath or leaning on something for support is impressive, but to trudge through the Alaskan wilderness while packing 60 to 80 pounds of antlers is quite a feat indeed.
Especially for a fifty two year old man, whose recuperative abilities will have slowed down significantly.
Now before all of you start jumping on Todd for killing this magnificent animal, you need to remember that in Alaska hunting is something that almost EVERY Alaskan male does at least a few times in their lives. And many do it every season.
I have known doctors, lawyers, psychiatrists, bankers, you name it who drop everything during hunting season and head on out to shoot something. And going fishing is almost universal up here, for both sexes.
Now as for Sarah going hunting, that is another story altogether.
But from what I have heard it is quite unlikely that she killed ANY of them.
In fact, according to Levi, Todd is not much of a hunter either, and the trophies on his walls were purchased and not shot by anybody in the family.
However it feeds into Palin's mythology about her family that they are seen as big time hunters.
And she is not above faking a trophy, or a hunt, or just about anything else to further that agenda.
Not that I am saying that is what happened in this case, I am only pointing out that there is a pattern.