Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin addresses the annual NRA Convention May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. In speaking about the tobacco restrictions New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to put in place, Palin brought out a tin of smokeless tobacco, much like she did when Bloomberg banned 32 ounce sugared drinks. (Getty Images)
First it was the Big Gulp.
In her latest mocking of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's nanny-state policies, Sarah Palin threatened to chew tobacco onstage at the NRA convention on Friday.
“Last time I saw some of my friends who are here at the NRA convention, I was onstage doing a speech, using a visual image to make a point about the Big Gulp ban," Palin said. "Well now I see that the mayor of New York now wants to ban public displays of legal tobacco products.” Bloomberg unveiled a proposal in March to keep tobacco products out of sight in stores until an adult customer asks for them.
That's when she pulled out a tin of chewing tobacco and said, "I tell ya...don’t make me do it."
"It's funny because Todd's been looking for this all morning," Palin cracked.