(CNN) — Conan O'Brien and President Barack Obama may have had the political crowd in high spirits at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, but in Alaska, Sarah Palin wasn't laughing.
"Yuk it up media and pols," the former Alaska governor wrote on her Facebook page. "While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. No need for that, we get the real joke."
On Twitter she was even more barbed.
"That #WHCA was pathetic. The rest of America is out there working our a**es off while these DC a**clowns throw themselves a #nerdprom," she wrote, but without the stars.
While this year's dinner may have rubbed Palin the wrong way, she's shown a little more love for the annual event in the past. In 2011, she attended an afterparty sponsored by Vanity Fair and Bloomberg News, held at the home of the French ambassador in Washington.
But she's never attended the event, and has long mocked what she calls the "lamestream media" for an overly cozy relationship with the political establishment.