‘Ultra-ultra-ultra-conservative’ Coach Ditka praises Palin in profanity laced speech

Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka had nothing but praise this weekend for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during his Lessons from Leaders keynote address at Five Points Washington in Illinois.

According to the Peoria Journal Star, the former Chicago Bears player and coach started his speech off with colorful praise for Palin, who had sold out the event in April 2010. (TheDC interview: Mike Ditka talks common sense, not nonsense, on the media, feminists and Ines Sainz’s tight jeans)

“I understand Sarah Palin spoke here last year. I admire her,” Ditka said of the former vice presidential candidate. “She’s a great lady, mother and wife, and that’s more important than the (expletive) the media spreads about her.”

Ditka added that in addition to Palin, he also admires Abraham Lincoln because he was a man of principle.

“[H]e never strayed from his convictions, unlike today’s politicians,” he said.

Ditka was a staunch supporter of the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008, even campaigning for the pair.

A self-described “ultra-ultra-ultra-conservative,” back in 2004 Ditka actually considered mounting a U.S. Senate run against Barack Obama, who went on to win the 2008 presidential election.

While some have abandoned Palin, Ditka’s admiration has obviously continued through today.

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  • unknow

    Thats all you people do is complain if it is not a white person. when all the president were white it was OK to screw the country or most of the time the working people as some of you have state about  having someone in office to get our checks. I KNOW YOU NOT TALKING ABOUT WELFARE CHECKS because just as many as black and other getting them you”ll are to. and another thing i hope your not talking about social security checks becauce that effect everybody. another thing when other presidents were in office you could not get anyone to disrespect them  or the FBI would be on your but.
      Ihate to say this but this country has been going to the dog for years not 2 or  5 years. IT’S WE THE PEOPLE not you the white people. This country is made up of many  nationality and all have good and bad while some make statments that some need to be put away, so how do we screen the go od from the bad in all nationality.                                                                                                 

  • DrTruth

    Mrs. Palin quit her job and bailed on the citizens of Alaska and Ditka admires her? Wow! I know he once admitted he was a commercial whore, but this is truly pathetic. Iron Mike, what happened to you, my man?

  • John H. Tidyman

    News Flash: Mike Ditka suffers from history of concussions. Says the exact opposite of what he means. In speech, praises Palin, sub prime mortgages, Trilateral Commission, and steroids. Fox News nicknames him, “Bizarro Mike.” More as it develops.

  • D_tonos

     Mike “the syke” Shitka…..tellin’ a little kid, who wanted an autograph “get the fuck outta here” a few years back…thats the type of person people admire?!!

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  • Coachpan

    Mike; thanks for letting us down in 2004 !

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