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Kerry and Palin, Not a Match Made on Twitter

The Kerry v. Palin feud that we reported on last month resurfaced with a vengeance yesterday, as Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) publicly rebutted outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's Washington Post Op-Ed on climate change.

Then the unthinkable happened. Kerry -- or his office, rather -- got an e-mail notice that Palin was following her liberal Massachusetts nemesis on Twitter. The e-mail, which found its way to the Sleuth, read: "Sarah Palin News (PalinUpdates) is now following your updates on Twitter."

Kerry's office was all atwitter, so to speak, that Palin might actually be following Kerry on Twitter. Kerry spokeswoman Whitney Smith said, "I think that if Governor Palin is following John Kerry on Twitter, then there really is hope for peace in the Middle East and a Washington Nationals World Series championship. Seriously, isn't this one of the signs that the world is about to end?"

A Palin spokeswoman didn't return our request for comment.

Soon enough, though, it became apparent that it wasn't the outgoing Alaska governor herself following Kerry on Twitter; it was just an all-things-Sarah Palin newsfeed, which linked to Kerry's posting on DailyKos accusing Palin of "leading the effort to ignore the costs of doing nothing and distort the costs of doing something."

So, no, Palin and Kerry are not a Twittering twosome. "At least we know that all is right in the galaxy again and the stars and moon are safely secured in the sky," Smith, Kerry's spokeswoman, said.

The Kerry v. Palin case began last month when the Massachusetts senator initially joked that he wished it had been Palin, and not South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who had gone missing. He later "clarified" to the Sleuth, through a spokeswoman, that what he really meant to say was that he and every other Democrat hopes Palin "is in the public eye for a long, long time, especially on the 2012 presidential ballot."

By Mary Ann Akers  |  July 16, 2009; 10:31 AM ET
 
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I liked the three video clips I watched last night with Sarah Palin saying that she was "absolutely for cap and trade" during the 2008 campaign.

Posted by: JRM2 | July 16, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Former candidate John Kerry and his crew may hope that Governor Palin is available for 2012 but if that should happen, they will have to stoke their nasty OPs folks with tons of money.
Regular folks like her (don't like Kerry) and want honesty in office. Don't like Kerry! and resent the D's OPs and their press coherts.
Be careful what you wish for former candidate Kerry - it is likely to come to pass and you'll be flushed out as the major opportunist in history that ran for the Heinz fortune.

Posted by: rterry1 | July 17, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

WITH ALL OF THE CONTINOUS "SLAMS" OF SARAH PALIN, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY MUST FEAR HER AS THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.....THEY JUST WONT LET IT GO....THEY MUST BE WORRIED, AND THE CONTINUING OF "KEEPING HER IN THE PUBLIC EYE" DOESNT SEEM A BAD IDEA FOR HER......

Posted by: jer999 | July 17, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

have you heard that micheal jackson died.

Posted by: johntonner | July 20, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

have you heard that micheal jackson died.

Posted by: johntonner | July 20, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse


I like many other Massachusetts voters look at John Kerry as our Sarah Palin.

Posted by: masssgt | July 21, 2009 5:55 AM | Report abuse

You know, most people ARE afraid that Sarah Palin will be a candidate for the 2012 Presidential Election. Only afraid there will be enough uninformed and/or misinformed stupid voters who will vote for HER, just like they voted for George W. Bush, not only ONCE, but TWICE. And you see what THAT got the UNITED STATES.

Posted by: lakeside1 | July 21, 2009 9:05 AM | Report abuse

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