Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday blasted the White House Correspondents Association dinner, calling it a “pathetic” party for “assclowns.”

Palin tweeted her criticism of the annual event, which attracts Washington’s media elite and stars from the entertainment world.

That #WHCD was pathetic. The rest of America is out there working our asses off while these DC assclowns throw themselves a #nerdprom
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) April 28, 2013

“Yuk it up media and pols. 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,” Palin added in a Facebook post. “No need for that, we get the real joke.”