Sarah Palin, the former Governor of Alaska and star of the reality show 'Sarah Palin's Alaska', has hit back at criticism from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin over clips of her hunting and killing a caribou. Sorkin, the creator of hit political drama 'The West Wing' had accused the 46-year-old of killing an innocent animal for political gain, something the potential presidential candidate denies.
In an interview on Friday (16th December 2010) with 'Good Morning America's' ROBIN ROBERTS, Palin hit back at the criticism, saying, "We eat, therefore we hunt - and I am thankful that I get to feed my kids organic food". Palin went on to accuse her critics of hypocrisy, saying, "If they don't wear leather shoes and a belt and drive a car with leather seats and they eat no meat, then they have somethin' to say. And I can listen to them when they say, 'How dare you kill an animal to feed a family?' because they don't participate in that. And at least they're sincere about it". The multi-award winning Sorkin had branded Palin a "phony pioneer girl", but the former Governor hit back with further associations of hypocrisy, saying, "I'd say 99% of the critics, you know, they're wearin' their leather belts and they're eatin' their hamburgers somewhere".
The 46-year-old's controversial reality show 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' concludes on 26th December 2010.