Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Texas boy arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that teachers and police apparently thought was a hoax bomb, has a ton of supporters, including President Obama. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) isn't having any of it.
Kids humiliated and intimidated for innocent actions...are often marked the rest of their lives and made to feel really rotten. Whereas Ahmed Muhammad [sic], an evidently obstinate-answering student bringing in a homemade "clock" that obviously could be seen by conscientious teachers as a dangerous wired-up bomb-looking contraption (teachers who are told "if you see something, say something!") gets invited to the White House. [Facebook]
Palin took her criticism one step farther than her daughter Bristol's by questioning what it was that Mohamed actually built.
"Yep, believing that's a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history," she wrote. "Right. That's a clock, and I'm the Queen of England."