In this instance “hogs” refers to motorcycles. But I know what you were thinking.
Courtesy of the Rapid City Journal:
Organizers learned late Tuesday that Palin and her husband, Todd, will attend the Sturgis Rally next week and plan to take part in the charity ride which begins Monday afternoon at Deadwood’s Historic Franklin Hotel and ends at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
“We are delighted that Sarah and Todd Palin will be sharing time with us at the Buffalo Chip,” Rod Woodruff, owner of the campground, said Wednesday morning. “We’re very appreciative and thrilled that she volunteered to help with the fundraising efforts by joining the Legends Ride and Legends Lunch, which benefit the RC Flame Special Olympics, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, Sgt. Colton Derr Foundation and Shriners Transportation Fund.
So who are the other “celebrities” also attending this motorcycle meetup?
Well, just the creme de la creme of course.
The Palins will be joined at the Legends Ride by a string of Hall of Fame motorsports competitors and award-winning actors, including former NASCAR Winston Cup champion Rusty Wallace, retired American drag racer Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, famed off-road racer Walker Evans, nicknamed “The Legend,” and Paul Teutul Jr., star of “American Chopper,” on the Discovery Channel.
Also slated to attend are Academy Award-nominee Tom Berenger, whose new movie, “American Dresser,” partially filmed in the Black Hills and Badlands, will debut next month. The “Platoon” star will be joined by Lakota-Irish actor Zahn McClarnon, best known for his role as a tribal police chief in the western crime drama “Longmire,” Hanzee Dent in the second season of “Fargo,” and Akecheta in “Westworld.”
Stars of the History Channel’s “Counting Cars,” including Shannon Aikau, Ryan Evans and “Horny” Mike, also are slated to participate in the Legends Ride with other Hollywood and moto-industry celebrities, organizers said.
Wait, Don “The Snake,” AND “Horny Mike” are going to be there?
And here I thought this was going to be a bunch of has-beens, wannabes, and never-beens.
Actually, the only name on this list that even registered in my brain was Tom Berenger, and if this was the Tom Berenger from back in the days of “Platoon” and “Big Chill” that might be somewhat impressive.
But now Berenger’s a once upon a time famous person lending his name out to any organization that will pay him to attend a rally, parade, or Sultan’s birthday party.
I hate to say it but Palin might literally be the most still almost famous person attending this gearhead outlaw orgy.
How sad is that?