If Ahmed Mohamed’s clock looks like a clock, then Sarah Palin is the Queen of England, she wrote Saturday.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is following her daughter’s lead in criticizing Obama’s invitation to a Texas teen detained for bringing a kit clock to school.
A homemade clock crafted by 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed looked nothing like a clock, the one-time vice president candidate said on Facebook sharing a photo of its jumbled parts.
“That’s a clock, and I’m the queen of England,” Palin wrote Saturday.
While a world of scientists and engineers rallied around the MacArthur High School student, Palin dismissed the Irving teenager as only “an evidently obstinate-answering student” who deserved to be arrested by authorities — unlike kids who accidently bring squirt guns to school or leave ammo in their vehicles after hunting.
“Kids humiliated and intimidated for innocent actions like those real examples are often marked the rest of their lives and made to feel really rotten,” she wrote.
Formal charges were not filed against Mohamed after teachers called police upon seeing Mohamed’s DIY clock.
The clock “obviously could be seen by conscientious teachers as a dangerous wired-up bomb-looking contraption,” Palin wrote.
She compared an image of Mohamed’s hard case pencil box stuffed with tangled clock parts to a pile of pencil pouches and said the two looked nothing alike.
Sarah Palin isn’t too sure that Ahmed Mohamed’s homemade clock that got him in trouble Monday looks like a clock at all.
Palin’s rant follows Bristol Palin’s own blog post Friday recommending Obama stay clear of Mohamed’s ordeal to avoid stirring up “racial strife.”
Bristol’s mom then accused Obama of playing the “cool savior” card by chiming in to Twitter to invite the teen to the White House.
“Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House?” Obama tweeted Wednesday. “We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”
Palin wasn’t impressed.
“President Obama’s practice of jumping in cases prematurely to interject himself as the cool savior, wanting so badly to attach himself to the issue-of-the-day, got old years ago,” Palin added.
Mohamed accepted Obama’s invitation and plans to visit the White House in October.