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Blasting 'lamestream media,' Palin attacks satirical article

A reader points out that one of the fed-up claims in Sarah Palin's defense of Nikki Haley -- that the "lamestream media" reported she was "living in the Hamptons" -- refers to a pretty blunt and obvious satire in a local New York publication, Dan's Papers. Most of the "article" concerns the reporter's discovery of a stack of index cards and e-mails between a dopey Palin and an aide.

The conversation turns quickly to the Hamptons, where it focuses on Hampton Bays.

"It's just a short chopper ride to Manhattan. I know you don't like Manhattan. But you will have to raise Republican money there with all the Wall Street guys. In the summer they hang in the Hamptons. You can give speeches in the Hamptons in the summer at fundraisers. But you'll have to be in Manhattan in the winter. But we can get you in and out in 40 minutes each way. Takes about as much time as you going back and forth to the Piggly Wiggly."

"I want to live near the humbel (sic) people. I don't want a big mansion. There's gotta be humbel people in the Hamptons. I'm humbel."

"Hampton Bays," comes the reply.

"Is it near the water?"

"It's on a bay. That's why they call it that."

"Can we get a log cabin?"

"No. We looked. There is no log cabin in the Hampton Bays anywhere."

So, pretty far cry from a GOP consultant running to the Associated Press to attack Haley.

By David Weigel  |  May 24, 2010; 3:21 PM ET
Categories:  Sarah Palin  
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