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Sarah Palin defends daughter Bristol after Anchorage brawl

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Sarah Palin has defended her family and, in particular, daughter Bristol Palin, after reports surfaced a week earlier that her kids had been involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage, Alaska.

On September 19, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate wrote in a message on Facebook: “I love my Bristol!

“My straight-shooter is one of the strongest young women you’ll ever meet. I have to say this as a proud mama: right up there with their work ethic and heart for those less fortunate, my kids’ defense of family makes my heart soar!” 

As previously reported by ABC News, 23-year-old Bristol Palin allegedly got involved in the scuffle after her brother Track, 25, confronted one of his sister Willow’s ex-boyfriends. Partygoer Eric Thompson told ABC that Bristol Palin was “punching [another man] in the face” repeatedly.

Sarah Palin has defended her family after her kids had been involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage

Sarah Palin has defended her family after her kids had been involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage (photo Facebook)

Sarah Palin made no mention of the fight in her Facebook post, but she did refer vaguely to media coverage of her children: “As you can imagine, they and my extended family have experienced so many things (liberal media-driven) that may have crushed others without a strong foundation of faith.”

“I’m thankful for our friends’ prayer shield that surrounds them, allowing faith to remain their anchor. Thank you, prayer warriors! I love you!,” she added.

Sarah Palin then linked to a blog post in which Bristol slammed rumors that her parents were getting divorced.

“I find something new about my family every day!” Sarah Palin quipped sarcastically.

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