WASILLA, Alaska – Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential candidate, announced today that she has joined the Malaysian government as part of their official search team for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
Palin spent the first day of the search on the back porch of her Wasilla home.
“It is such an honor to join this search, it is just great to be called on for such an job. The last few years have been a bit dull,” Palin tells us. “Todd and I got a big cup of coffee and sat on the porch for a few hours this morning just in case the plane made it all the way to Russia.”
Malaysian authorities say this is the strongest effort so far by official Malaysian search parties. The plane went missing two weeks ago on March 8th, with a number of unsuccessful leads by international efforts.
Palin announced that her next step is to move the search back to Kuala Lumpur.
“When I misplace something I always find it important to go to the place I saw it last,” Palin says. “The other day I couldn’t find my keys, started looking and sure enough they were still in the car. I betcha that plane is still at the airport.”
Malaysian authorities say that if the search enters a third week they will consider doubling their efforts by asking J.J. Abrams to write a hypothetical script about a missing plane in the south Pacific and start with the locations in the script.