Friday, August 20, 2010

The Palin Twitter Backlash

The Palin Twitter Backlash

Sarah Palin has irritated many in the Twitterverse before—for her use of the word "refudiate" or calling feminists a "cackle of rads." But this time her post in defense of Dr. Laura Schlessinger's use of the N-word is having real political ramifications. This has stoked considerable ire, especially among black Republicans, several of whom told The Daily Beast's John Avlon that Palin is not cut out to be a serious Republican leader anymore. Trouble began when Schlessinger used the N-word 11 times and told a radio caller "don't marry outside of your race." Palin swept to Schlessinger's defense, tweeting: "Dr. Laura: don't retreat... reload!" and that Schlessinger would be "even more powerful & effective w/out the shackles, so watch out Constitutional obstructionists." Conservative columnist Deroy Murdock responded to The Daily Beast: "Sarah Palin's tweets resemble something scribbled by a ninth-grade cheerleader. Is it asking too much for a reputed American political leader to communicate in complete sentences?...Even worse, she deploys her vacuity to defend an acerbic talk-show host who just detonated herself."

Read it at The Daily Beast
golly did i just use the n werd? goshamighty

1 comment:

  1. Palin epitomizes the new American idiocracy. I realize that we're supposed to refrain from "ad hominums"- but Palin is clearly a major dingbat, as is Dr. Laura.