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Posted at 8:53 AM ET, 01/31/2011

Palin is not walking back 'retreat, reload' catchphrase, says aide

By Emi Kolawole

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's aide Rebecca Mansour is firing back after the Reno Gazette-Journal reported that, instead of her usual catchphrase "don't retreat, reload" Palin said to a Nevada audience "don't retreat, stand tall."

The Post's Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake report that, in a tweet, Mansour wrote that Palin had used her original wording:

Yesterday in Reno Gov. Palin did say her trademark line "Don't retreat, reload."

Palin's speech Sunday night to the Safari Club in Reno was closed to the press, but Reno Gazette-Journal reporter David Jacobs writes that her words could "occasionally be heard" through the door, and that he overheard Palin use the phrase "don't reatreat, stand tall."

Palin came under fire for the "reload" catchphrase during the aftermath of the January 8th shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and 12 others severely wounded and six dead, including federal judge John Roll and nine year-old Christina Taylor-Green.


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I don't know why anyone would take the time to even acknowledge anything the Marvelous Sarah says. She came onto the National stage qualifying as the dummy of the campaign and has not improved one iota in her outlook or her knowledge concerning the issues swirling around her, despite everything she sees or her advisors tell her.

Posted by: oren1956 | February 2, 2011 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I don't know why anyone would take the time to even acknowledge anything the Marvelous Sarah says. She came onto the National stage qualifying as the dummy of the campaign and has not improved one iota in her outlook or her knowledge concerning the issues swirling around her, despite everything she sees or her advisors tell her.

Posted by: oren1956 | February 2, 2011 5:00 PM | Report abuse

The left doing their usual to demonize a conservative who might run against them. Why not? They told the lies for 10 years against Bush and he is not even a conservative though like Palin is is legal.
The country has been dumbed down and special interest groups bought with our taxes to win lots of votes. Shameful.

Posted by: 1uncle | February 2, 2011 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Palin and others who have used terminology suggestive of guns or violence did not cause the Tuscon shooting. That is perfectly clear.

However, it is reasonable to ask that leaders and supporters of both the left and right be more careful in demonizing their ideological opponents. I find Palin to be a complete idiot who is unworthy of any political office whatsoever. But I do not truly believe she is out to "ruin America" or "destroy our Nation." These are very dangerous things to say about Palin or Obama. And if you truly believe that.....then you need to re-examine your ability to process information. Obama is not a socialist or a communist just as every other developed nation that has truly socialized medical care are still democratic nations. But when we start to charectierize those we disagree with as intending to destroy our Nation or our way of life, then we give morale license to those who will decide to use violence to stop it.

The Mr. Loughner was not a tool of the Teaparty, Ms. Palin, or the conservative movement, but it is incorrect to say that this was not political. Mr. Loughner had expressed political concerns in his insane ramblings, had grown obsessed with a politician and then assasinated her and other at her political event. That still does not mean that Ms. Palin or others were to blame for this, but that doesn't mean that we can't learn from it. Does it have to take someone yelling out "This is for Palin!" or "This is for Obama!"?

The problem is that it is left to those in the group to hold their leaders responsible. People on the left must condemn those who urge violence against Teapartiers and those on the right must demand that Palin change her rhetoric.

Posted by: rpetersen | February 2, 2011 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Palin..who??? Is she still in the news? Why???

Posted by: cmarston99 | February 2, 2011 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Good for Palin. The Post and the rest of the misogynistic left can't keep her down.

Posted by: jy151310 | February 1, 2011 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Couldn't even make it one day into February, eh?

Posted by: TheLastBrainLeft | February 1, 2011 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Psst...Leftist media

Posted by: tweedburst | February 1, 2011 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The Left is deranged. Obama is a very dangerous person in a dangerous time. Obama's worst critics didn't foresee the calamity he could do to our country.
Palin's wealthy backers (Soros, Wash. Post, etc.) did what they could to smear but she battled and beat them in November. She beat Obama, Soros, Gore and Hillary and we love her for that.
God bless her and God bless our country.

Posted by: GodofHellfire | February 1, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

After reading the headlines in the grocery store checkout lines lately, one wonders if Sarah's pondering some 2nd Amendment remedies for hubby Todd these days...

I bet every time he hears that "reload" cliche, he worries for just a moment that she might be talking about him.

Posted by: JEP07 | February 1, 2011 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Is this for real? Palin's representatives are insisting that she didn't learn a thing about the risk that some gun-toting lunatic may take her incendiary rhetoric seriously?

Stubborn, intentional ignorance is worse than the inadvertent kind.

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And neither did you apparently (learn a thing that is). Because there is not one shred of evidence, despite the sheriff's fifteen minutes of fame, that the words of any politician other than Gifford's herself caused that shooter to murder those people. He was mentally ill; Gifford's "blew him off" at a 2007 gathering by answering his question in Spanish. He fixated on her then.

Oh, and just what do you have to say about that Rap Video about assassinating Beck, Palin, Rush and Bachman? That is okay right? That won't incite violence will it? Nope, only when that hate speech comes from the right can it ever incite violence....we got it.

And and that wounded vet? The one, who "incited" by the lefts blaming of Palin, Beck, Hannity and so on for the shooting, said in an interview that they should be tortured; that a necklace should be made of their ears with Palin and Bachman's little ones on the end and Cheney's big one in the middle...and then went to a rally and yelled "you're dead" to a Tea Party leader?

The left's tirade against the right didn't incite that at all did it? Not in your world anyway.

Posted by: LMW6 | February 1, 2011 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Is this for real? Palin's representatives are insisting that she didn't learn a thing about the risk that some gun-toting lunatic may take her incendiary rhetoric seriously?

Stubborn, intentional ignorance is worse than the inadvertent kind.

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And neither did you apparently (learn a thing that is). Because there is not one shred of evidence, despite the sheriff's fifteen minutes of fame, that the words of any politician other than Gifford's herself caused that shooter to murder those people. He was mentally ill; Gifford's "blew him off" at a 2007 gathering by answering his question in Spanish. He fixated on her then.

Oh, and just what do you have to say about that Rap Video about assassinating Beck, Palin, Rush and Bachman? That is okay right? That won't incite violence will it? Nope, only when that hate speech comes from the right can it ever incite violence....we got it.

Posted by: LMW6 | February 1, 2011 10:17 AM | Report abuse

What do Mama Grizzlies do first and foremost?? Protect their young. What has Palin done for education in her state?? Zip!! I think the Grizzlies would be embarrased!!!

Posted by: nettie526 | February 1, 2011 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Obviously, many of you believe the BS bio put out by the McCain campaign and by Palin herself. Those of us who have known her longest know it is a fairy tale.
Yes, she finally got her degree at the University of Idaho. But she attended 4 or 5 others first. And yes, she got elected mayor but she also embarked on a smear campaign of lies on her opponent. And she did get the sports center built, on land that the city did not have title to which ended up costing the city a million or two more than it should have and took a 7 year legal battle. Lots of attorney fees for that. A huge debt for the taxpayers too. Palin didn't really succeed in getting rid of a "bunch of crooked politicians" as some try to claim. She made a lot of noise but was not that effective. She got elected governor- but it was on a ballot with six other candidates for governor. She only had 114,000 votes. Hardly a landslide, mandate or any other term people try to use to claim something that wasn't. And people started figuring out the real Palin pretty quick and the shine was wearing off that penny pretty quick. She could not get elected dog catcher in her home state now. Any candidate she endorses there will surely lose. Ask Joe Miller. He probably wishes he would have distanced himself from her now. It sure didn't help him.
All one must do is go back and watch some of the "debates" Palin was in while running for governor and you can see first hand that she is an idiot. She only got elected because the field was diluted so badly she ended up on top. She was a crappy mayor and a crappy governor. Had she not been an attractive female McCain would have not selected her to be his running mate. While he will never admit it-I bet he wishes he had never heard of Sarah Palin.

Posted by: alaskan2 | February 1, 2011 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Despite feeling unjustly accused, Sarah has shown maturity and self control. The person who went on television before the shootings and most visibly made a point of complaining about Sarah’s language and her use of bullseyes and the possible consequences was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and as of now Sarah has still not demanded an apology. Although that could change at any moment.

Posted by: Cognomen08 | January 31, 2011 9:42 PM | Report abuse

It took Sarah Palin over five years and four colleges to weigh in with her degree in communications (the fall back degree of all students who don't have it in them to get a serious degree) and her minor in politics.

Let's look at her political career: she was voted in mayor of a city with 9,000 people. her first act as mayor was to redecorate her office. Second act was to ask all the experienced employee department heads whom she felt didn't like her, to resign. Then she hired a lobbyist whose sole function was to go to Washington DC to persuade Congress to send more Federal pork $$ to Wasilla than was received by some states. Then she insisted Wasilla needed a giant sports complex and got the city to agree to a loan to build it. Then she convinced the city council to hire a city manager who did all the day to day business. When she left office (working less than ten hours a week as mayor) she had saddled Wasilla with a 20million dollar debt.

When she decided to run for governor, she courted the backing of the organization whose sole function is to get Alaska to secede from the US. She campaigned for the Bridge to Nowhere despite the fact that locals where it would be built didn't want it. She insisted she would root out corruption and installed strict ethical codes. Less than one third of Alaskans voted to install her into the governor's mansion, where she did indeed root out some corruption and install her strict ethics laws, while at the same time she installed inexperienced friends and relatives in key positions and violated most of her new ethical laws. When an independent, bipartisan panel found her guilty of abuse of power, she used her power to dissolve them and appoint new, more sympathetic members. When it became apparent that her new ethics laws were strangling her government due to frivolous claims (something she should have at least been advised about before she pushed them through), she filed one against herself to prove how frivolous, and this one is costing Alaskans more than the others combined. As governor, she accepted 97% of the pork the US government tossed her way. She also took money from the oil companies and insisted all Alaskans get a yearly check, resulting in more than one oil company establishing itself in Canada instead. (Her pipeline is still a pipe dream.) She famously stayed up all night to "understand" the state budget, and had fun personally slashing funding from things like special needs education and domestic violence, merely because she could, not because she had a financial crisis on her hands. In fact, she never had to face a crisis of any kind during her two years as governor, and was seldom available when the legislature was in session, prompting them to sport "where's Sarah" buttons.

You can put down Obama all you want, for his Harvard degree, his law degree, his teaching constitutional law, his experience as a community leader in a city of millions, but you can't say Palin is smarter.

Posted by: ktvanw | January 31, 2011 7:24 PM | Report abuse

The problem is when she says "reload" and then playfully winks...

The guys are unloading!

Posted by: kishorgala | January 31, 2011 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Although we know that the Arizona shooter wasn't really political and target signs and talk of them are used by both sides it was still Bush.....uhhhh...Palin's fault! Yeah, that's it. Palin's fault.

Posted by: 4inline | January 31, 2011 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Palin "stupid"??

A simple two-minute research reveals the following: Palin is a graduate of the University of Idaho in journalism, with a minor in politics. She worked as a sports broadcaster for an Anchorage television station, then got involved with the PTA when she felt her children were not being properly educated. She served two terms on the city council in Wasilla, Alaska, from 1992 to 1996. She was elected mayor in 1996 and re-elected in 1999. In 2003 she was appointed Chairman and Ethics Supervisor of the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission where she oversaw efficiency and safety in Alaska’s energy industry, exposing corruption and ethics violations.

Palin was then elected governor of Alaska in 2006, running on a clean-government platform and going toe-to-toe with entrenched, “good ol’ boy” politicians, several of whom she escorted to prison. In 2007, her approval rating as governor was north of 90% - higher than any governor in history.

In addition to her political career, she runs her own commercial fishing business with her husband, Todd, has written two best-selling books, is an avid hunter and fisherman, can fell a buck at 500 yards and can field-dress a moose.

So, Palin has been on town councils, ran a city and a state and has fought corruption at every turn.

Qualifications? As far as I can tell, she is far more qualified than Barack Obama.

What has Barack done? He was a community organizer, lawyer for ACORN, spent seven years on the Illinois State Senate (the capital of corruption) and one term as a U.S. senator, during which he almost immediately started running for president.

He hasn't run anything — not a business, not a town and not a state.

Although, he's doing a marvelous job of running our country.... right into the ground.

Posted by: QuineGeology | January 31, 2011 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Palin really qualifies as a "creature" in my book, not quite human, not quite sentient or event sapient, but kind of interesting to watch from the perspective of being entertained by an animal's unusual behavior.

Posted by: wornways | January 31, 2011 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Is this for real? Palin's representatives are insisting that she didn't learn a thing about the risk that some gun-toting lunatic may take her incendiary rhetoric seriously?

Stubborn, intentional ignorance is worse than the inadvertent kind.

Posted by: Iconoblaster | January 31, 2011 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Palin is 10 times smarter then the current community organizer from the chicago "pay to play machine". She will have him stuttering his now infamous "uuuuhh, uuhhhh"s in the first 5 minutes of a presidential debate. And there will be 3 of those with an audience of a 100 million plus people watching.
Palin mopped the floor with a 35 year sitting senator's hairplugs at the vp debate when she was just a 2 year governor-and that was with the worthless mccain people prepping her! Real change is coming obamabots.....

Posted by: drw232p | January 31, 2011 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Palin is 10 times smarter then the current community organizer from the chicago "pay to play machine". She will have him stuttering his now infamous "uuuuhh, uuhhhh"s in the first 5 minutes of a presidential debate. And there will be 3 of those with an audience of a 100 million plus people watching.
Palin mopped the floor with a 35 year sitting senator's hairplugs at the vp debate when she was just a 2 year governor-and that was with the worthless mccain people prepping her! Real change is coming obamabots.....

Posted by: drw232p | January 31, 2011 6:03 PM | Report abuse

"The majority of the posters on this thread are really, really funny. Here's an article about someone who the majority "here" demean at every possible opportunity and the individual they are demeaning is a hard working mother of 5. The hate is laffable.

fyi: I love this woman and her family and intend to work my butt off to get her elected. I'll be thrilled to watch Barack Hussein Obama hand the Whitehouse over to her in January 2013.

Posted by: IndyConservative | January 31, 2011 4:01 PM |"


Oh, you're right, that is funny! Sarah Louise Palin running for POTUS = 4 more years of sanity prevailing in the White House despite the efforts (bluster and filibuster) of the GOP. (BTW - I used her middle name hoping someone out there with an IQ of 60 might think "Thelma and Louise.", just like you used Obama's middle name so similar minded people would make an equally irrelevant connection. I felt I needed to explain that, since, like your reference, it is meant for people who don't have many brains.)

Go ahead, work hard to get Sarah to run - pour your hard-earned money into her coffers. A fool and his money, and all that.

Posted by: ktvanw | January 31, 2011 5:08 PM | Report abuse

As long as she thinks what she says is working SO well for her, Sarah should keep both barrels a blazin' - you go girl...

Posted by: chris76543 | January 31, 2011 4:51 PM | Report abuse

And speaking of catch phrases, "This is nuckin' futs!"

Posted by: cookboy | January 31, 2011 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I like reloading! Steaks, 'taters, firewood, pistol cartridges, even my trusty Starbucks card. When I've reloaded, I'm ready for whatever comes next!

Posted by: cookboy | January 31, 2011 4:38 PM | Report abuse

At least a prostitute gives you value for your money, unlike $arah. I have more respect for the prostitute.

Posted by: danw1 | January 31, 2011 4:37 PM | Report abuse

fyi: I love this woman and her family and intend to work my butt off to get her elected. I'll be thrilled to watch Barack Hussein Obama hand the Whitehouse over to her in January 2013.
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Well, we can't fix stupid. You've got that cornered.

Posted by: SouthernGirl21 | January 31, 2011 4:37 PM | Report abuse

We don't know who will be nominated but anyone would be much better than NOmobama, any true American. Anyone not anti-America, even a dead person I don't mean Romney, whom the demos want nominated.
No third party , Ross Perot,in 1992 elected Sick Willie Clinton.

Posted by: 1uncle | January 31, 2011 4:29 PM | Report abuse

We don't know who will be nominated but anyone would be much better than NOmobama, any true American. Anyone not anti-America, even a dead person I don't mean Romney, whom the demos want nominated.

Posted by: 1uncle | January 31, 2011 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the Queen of Insensitivity, bar NONE. Cracks like that from her lips to the ears of a psycho gets results like the shooting in Phoenix. She denies any involvement or even casual responsibility for anything. The woman is light in the bell tower. IF she understood the ramifications of shooting off her mouth, and the possible actions that come from the less brilliant than she is herself, she might not do all of it. Definitely, adding a bag of rocks to the room where she is increases the IQ of the room.

Posted by: ronjeske | January 31, 2011 4:27 PM | Report abuse

IndyConservative said: "fyi: I love this woman and her family and intend to work my butt off to get her elected. I'll be thrilled to watch Barack Hussein Obama hand the Whitehouse over to her in January 2013."

I wish you well, IndyConservative. Those of us who like President Obama would like nothing better than a Palin Republican nomination. Since she is the least popular of all potential Repub candidates among independent voters, if your push for her nomination is successful, you would all but guarantee that Obama gets the keys to the Oval Office for another four years. So . . . thank you, and keep up the good work!

Posted by: tomguy1 | January 31, 2011 4:20 PM | Report abuse


TO: IndyConservative who wrote:
“… fyi: I love this woman and her family and intend to work my butt off to get her elected. I'll be thrilled to watch Barack Hussein Obama hand the Whitehouse over to her in January 2013.”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Then she’ll resign to go into motion pictures (more money).

Never in your wildest dreams – Republicans don’t even like her because she’s not smart, she just a smartazz chittalker who repeats talking points fed to her by those who'd pay $200,000 to hear her repeat whatever they want to hear her say.



Posted by: lindalovejones | January 31, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse


TO: IndyConservative who wrote:
“… fyi: I love this woman and her family and intend to work my butt off to get her elected. I'll be thrilled to watch Barack Hussein Obama hand the Whitehouse over to her in January 2013.”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Then she’ll resign to go into motion pictures (more money).

Never in your wildest dreams – Republicans don’t even like her because she’s not smart, she just a smartazz chittalker.


Posted by: lindalovejones | January 31, 2011 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Emi Kolawole,

Did you say that Palin "came under fire"? This kind of violent eliminationist rhetoric has no place in out civil discourse.

The next time a paranoid schizophrenic kills and wounds some people, we all know it will be Emi Kolawole who is really responsible.

Posted by: kryon77 | January 31, 2011 4:04 PM | Report abuse

The majority of the posters on this thread are really, really funny. Here's an article about someone who the majority "here" demean at every possible opportunity and the individual they are demeaning is a hard working mother of 5. The hate is laffable.

fyi: I love this woman and her family and intend to work my butt off to get her elected. I'll be thrilled to watch Barack Hussein Obama hand the Whitehouse over to her in January 2013.

Posted by: IndyConservative | January 31, 2011 4:01 PM | Report abuse

And while the media was celebrating the left-wing civility, House Demcorats were still saying Republicans are nazis and want to kill people.

Who gives a crap?

Posted by: malclave | January 31, 2011 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Given the statement by crossroadsnow, I hope Sarah shoots first.

Posted by: unclesmrgol | January 31, 2011 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I hope someone that goes to one of her book signings feels the same way!

Posted by: crossroadsnow | January 31, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

the train wreck goes on. i have taken the pledge and, for the foreseeable future, will not pay any more attention to what deserves no attention. Mikeystyle...nice job.
ttfn

Posted by: susanhoffmann1 | January 31, 2011 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was in critical but stable condition following emergency surgery and hospitalization, in what her doctor said was directly related to the Jan. 8 shooting in Arizona. Dr. Gerry Billings, Palin’s surgeon at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, said Palin became ill on a flight back to her home state Sunday night.

Billings noted that Palin had been playing the victim ever since the Arizona shooting and this, coupled with a dangerously enlarged ego, was too much for her cranial cavity to handle. Palin was taken from the airport straight to the hospital, where she underwent a partial ego-ectomy and treatment for victimitis.

“Her chief medical doctor had been warning our former governor that she had an enlarged ego, yet she declined to step out of the limelight,” Billings said. “She was also hit with an extreme case of victimitis over the past few weeks and as we all know these affect the same area of the brain. This region was so swollen that frankly I’m surprised she was even able to function. Only her strong willpower and complete lack of self-awareness kept her alive this long.”

(continued)

http://www.thechicagodope.com/2011/01/24/sarah-palin-recovering-from-ego-ectomy-and-victimitis/

Posted by: Mikeystyle | January 31, 2011 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I know that palin loves guns. She can stir up her base by telling them that Obama wants to take away their guns. They love hearing that. She gets a big loud applause.
Does the pit bull with lipstick love education? Does she believe it's the parents responsibility to teach their children the love of learning?
When palin was mayor of Wasilla she had a sports arena built instead of the needed new library. The sports arena is still not paid for and their is no new library.
Does palin believe that children that get good grades and have college goals find it easier to stay out of trouble?
Wasilla is a high school drop out mill, high crime and drug use.
Education will make our nation strong and competitive, not guns.
Mama grizzly, please share your common sense "real american" ideas on education.

Posted by: cjackman | January 31, 2011 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the Paris Hilton of politics, albeit a low-rent one.

Posted by: carlianschwartz | January 31, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the Paris Hilton of politics, albeit a low-rent one.

Posted by: carlianschwartz | January 31, 2011 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I know that palin loves guns. She can stir up her base by telling them that Obama wants to take away their guns. They love hearing that. She gets a big loud applause.
Does the pit bull with lipstick love education? Does she believe it's the parents responsibility to teach their children the love of learning?
When palin was mayor of Wasilla she had a sports arena built instead of the needed new library. The sports arena is still not paid for and their is no new library.
Does palin believe that children that get good grades and have college goals find it easier to stay out of trouble?
Wasilla is a high school drop out mill, high crime and drug use.
Education will make our nation strong and competitive, not guns.
Mama grizzly, please share your common sense "real american" ideas on education.

Posted by: cjackman | January 31, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I know that palin loves guns. She can stir up her base by telling them that Obama wants to take away their guns. They love hearing that. She gets a big loud applause.
Does the pit bull with lipstick love education? Does she believe it's the parents responsibility to teach their children the love of learning?
When palin was mayor of Wasilla she had a sports arena built instead of the needed new library. The sports arena is still not paid for and their is no new library.
Does palin believe that children that get good grades and have college goals find it easier to stay out of trouble?
Wasilla is a high school drop out mill, high crime and drug use.
Education will make our nation strong and competitive, not guns.
Mama grizzly, please share your common sense "real american" ideas on education.

Posted by: cjackman | January 31, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

1/2 term governor Moose Palin is too tough to retreat but when faced with lawsuits she quits like a little girl.

Alaska must be saying what have you done for me lately?

Posted by: FoundingMother | January 31, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

If Mansour is Muslim, I believe $arah will have a real WTF (What the F...) moment fire the poor girl.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | January 31, 2011 12:36 PM | Report abuse

"Mansour? Isn't that a common Muslim name?" ...........
Posted by: MikeV2
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@MikeV2: The name Mansour is not a Muslim name. It is of Arabic desent. If someone from the region has the name Mansour, it's not safe to automatically assume that they are in fact Muslim. They could be a member of any of the world's religions - including Islam, Christian, Hindu etc. Simple to understand, right?

Posted by: BenThere | January 31, 2011 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't that be 1/2 term Gov.?

Posted by: jckdoors | January 31, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

That's our Sarah Palin. Out to make a buck - why not trademark even her most absurd slogans? She can make a lot of money on bumper stickers!! That's really what it's all about for her - keeping her name in the news and making a lot of money. Books, slogans, speeches - you'd be surprised at how many little companies and non-profits she and her staff have created on her behalf to merchandize her name and fame. Google "North Star" and "Sarah Palin" and see what you get. The thing that bothers me is that she is still whining about her legal debts and people are still donating money for her, as if she's not worth millions and can't afford to pay for her own mistakes.

Posted by: ktvanw | January 31, 2011 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Of course she didn't apologize. Why should she? If anything, she's the victim in all of this. In fact, no matter what happens, she's the victim. The world has it in for her.

Posted by: jonawebb | January 31, 2011 12:15 PM | Report abuse

The Editors at WaPo are truly deranged. They hang on Palin's every word, and are determined to spin something negative into every comment she makes. They are pathetic in their childish, high-school obsession.

Posted by: pgr88 | January 31, 2011 9:30 AM | Report abuse


Meanwhile, pgr88 pays attention to the daily comments of the deranged pathetic obsessed WaPo an leaps to Palin's defense like a chihuahua protecting its mistress.

Posted by: Bridge3263 | January 31, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Maybe her new motto should be, "never admit you're wrong, double-down on stupid!"

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"'reatreat' ? Don't you use spell check? Or have editors?"

Spell check? Naw, that takes way too much time. Editors? Hey, this is a blog, not an actual "news story". Blogs are exempt from editorial oversight and quality control, don't 'ya know.

Posted by: jleatherhead1 | January 31, 2011 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Maybe her new motto should be, "never admit you're wrong, double-down on stupid!"

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"'reatreat' ? Don't you use spell check? Or have editors?"

Spell check? Naw, that takes way too much time. Editors? Hey, this is a blog, not an actual "news story". Blogs are exempt from editorial oversight and quality control, don't 'ya know.

Posted by: jleatherhead1 | January 31, 2011 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Don't reTEA-it, reload! with Democratic office holders!

Posted by: quinnser33 | January 31, 2011 11:27 AM | Report abuse

"reatreat" ? Don't you use spell check? Or have editors?

Posted by: pdxgeek | January 31, 2011 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Awww that's cute that Palin's little stalker SWF friend came out and tweeted for her.

Posted by: ExConservative | January 31, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

This Mansour woman seems like a friggin' retarded lunatic. SWF anyone???

Meanwhile I wouldn't expect Queen Sarah to give up her extremist rhetoric.

Posted by: ExConservative | January 31, 2011 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Mansour? Isn't that a common Muslim name? Glad to see that Sister Sarah is getting Diversity into her advisory staff! This could be another Win The Future (WTF) moment for Sarah and her staff! Here We Go!

Posted by: MikeV2 | January 31, 2011 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Sarah's little BFF Rebecca Mansour is her tweet-o-matic. Rebecca appears to have a massive girl-crush on Sarah....

Learn more here:

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2011/01/13/sarah-palins-secret-asset-cyber-messenger-rebecca-mansour/

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | January 31, 2011 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Flip...flop...flip...flop Expect to hear more flip-flops in the coming months by $hotgun $arah and her "advisors" as they approach the election cycle.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | January 31, 2011 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Flip...flop...flip...flop Expect to hear more flip-flops in the coming months by $hotgun $arah and her "advisors" as they approach the election cycle.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | January 31, 2011 10:26 AM | Report abuse

In this case, I'd have to agree with Pgr88 and I'm NOT a REPUB. If the paper never reported it, we'd never know it, but instead it seems that the media is looking for more ways to incite the masses and continue the polarized nature of political discussion. Arizona's incident wasn't enough for them. Why do you think they even allowed for comments on this post? The CORPORATE Media ON BOTH SIDES loves to stoke dissent. Anybody notice how this site is very selective on what posts to open to comments? Friday, there was an article regarding A GOP's Congressman's suggestion to end U.S. aid to Israel as part of budget cuts - but NO posting allowed there. Maybe they were afraid that that's one thing a large segment of the posters would agree on. The only way the general, sensible public can get the CORPORATE MEDIA on both sides to change behaviors is to boycott it. HOW CAN WE DO THAT?

Posted by: Just_An_Observer | January 31, 2011 10:26 AM | Report abuse

what a relief. I was worried that Mrs. Palin was changing and maybe becoming something other than a callow opportunist. Whew.

But really folks, some reporter listening from behind a closed door "quotes" Mrs. Palin and somehow causes a flap. If she wants a clear message she could step out and give one verbally, issue a press release, actually have an interview on the record with someone-anyone, or just talk out loud in front of the numerous cameras that are always focussed on her. She wants to play EVERYBODY - left, right, center, media, tea partiers, EVERYBODY.

Posted by: roboturkey | January 31, 2011 10:25 AM | Report abuse

In this case, I'd have to agree with Pgr88 and I'm NOT a REPUB. If the paper never reported it, we'd never know it, but instead it seems that the media is looking for more ways to incite the masses and continue the polarized nature of political discussion. Arizona's incident wasn't enough for them. Why do you think they even allowed for comments on this post? The CORPORATE Media ON BOTH SIDES loves to stoke dissent. Anybody notice how this site is very selective on what posts to open to comments? Friday, there was an article regarding A GOP's Congressman's suggestion to end U.S. aid to Israel as part of budget cuts - but NO posting allowed there. Maybe they were afraid that that's one thing a large segment of the posters would agree on. The only way the general, sensible public can get the CORPORATE MEDIA on both sides to change behaviors is to boycott it. HOW CAN WE DO THAT?

Posted by: Just_An_Observer | January 31, 2011 10:24 AM | Report abuse

In this case, I'd have to agree with Pgr88 and I'm NOT a REPUB. If the paper never reported it, we'd never know it, but instead it seems that the media is looking for more ways to incite the masses and continue the polarized nature of political discussion. Arizona's incident wasn't enough for them. Why do you think they even allowed for comments on this post? The CORPORATE Media ON BOTH SIDES loves to stoke dissent. Anybody notice how this site is very selective on what posts to open to comments? Friday, there was an article regarding A GOP's Congressman's suggestion to end U.S. aid to Israel as part of budget cuts - but NO posting allowed there. Maybe they were afraid that that's one thing a large segment of the posters would agree on. The only way the general, sensible public can get the CORPORATE MEDIA on both sides to change behaviors is to boycott it. HOW CAN WE DO THAT?

Posted by: Just_An_Observer | January 31, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

smgess wrote: "She has no idea how annoying she has become"

I've considered her boring for a long time (never any positive or constructive statements from her), but yeah, she's annoying too - like a scared little dog that thinks others will perceive it as tough with its incessant yapping.

Posted by: chris76543 | January 31, 2011 10:07 AM | Report abuse

pgr and bubba need help. Serious help.

Posted by: Observer691 | January 31, 2011 10:04 AM | Report abuse

palin is done, good riddance to her and her skanky 'family'

Posted by: calif-joe | January 31, 2011 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Enough of her, already!!!!!

Posted by: Evenfoolsarerightsometimes | January 31, 2011 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Because why should she learn anything and grow when she can keep pandering.

Posted by: sarahabc | January 31, 2011 9:46 AM | Report abuse

She can sing her song as far and as long as she wishes. What I know, she will never place her foot in the Oval Office!

Posted by: fridamulindayahoocouk | January 31, 2011 9:43 AM | Report abuse

I'm so glad she's sticking to her guns so to speak, whether it's true or not.

Why learn anything from events or experience? Stay ignorant by choice. What a quality for a "leader" to possess!

Posted by: sufi66 | January 31, 2011 9:43 AM | Report abuse

So now it's her "trademark line," Rebecca? Despite the shootings, despite the warnings from her own party to tone things down? Yes sir, Ms. Maverick sure does things her own way. Sarah is going to pack her heat right out of the spotlight, thank goodness. She has no idea how annoying she has become, to everyone but the people who shoot innocent big game on preserves and call themselves 'hunters.' They are as disgusting as she is.

Posted by: smgess | January 31, 2011 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Who cares? Is this just another tactic to keep her name in the news? Please.....no more.

Posted by: Aquarius1 | January 31, 2011 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Pistol packin', gunslingin', straight shootin' Alaska bounty hunter Sarah Palin rode proud & tall in the saddle into Reno, Nevada, to talk with a bunch of the boys from the Safari Club about wildlife conservation, media mendacity, and 2nd Amendment rights. They were whooping it up before she cantered out of town. Sarah is the Lily Langtry of the modern West.

Posted by: bubbasouth | January 31, 2011 9:31 AM | Report abuse

The Editors at WaPo are truly deranged. They hang on Palin's every word, and are determined to spin something negative into every comment she makes. They are pathetic in their childish, high-school obsession.

Posted by: pgr88 | January 31, 2011 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Pistol packin', gunslingin', straight shootin' Alaska bounty hunter Sarah Palin rode proud & tall in the saddle into Reno, Nevada, to talk with a bunch of the boys from the Safari Club about wildlife conservation, media mendacity, and 2nd Amendment rights. They were whooping it up before she cantered out of town. Sarah is the Lily Langtry of the modern West.

Posted by: bubbasouth | January 31, 2011 9:28 AM | Report abuse

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