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Does a Mama Grizzly Bulls**t in the Woods?

December 28, 2010

From war taxes and the First Amendment to Reagan's Iran/Contra scandal, how much energy her home state of Alaska produces and so much more, Sarah Palin doesn't know what she doesn't know. And on matters large and small, Palin's hopeless ignorance is exceeded only by her serial lying. After all, a year after Politifact deemed her "death panels" fraud its 2009 Lie of the Year, the half-term governor retroactively announced that her Word of the Year "refudiate" was merely a typo on Twitter. As it turns out, a Mama Grizzley does bulls**t in the woods - and everywhere else.
So it is with the season finale of her reality TV show, Sarah Palin's Alaska. As Politico dutifully transcribed the episode set to air January 9th:

While in the car, Sarah also talked to Todd about the time she tweeted the word "refudiate." "I pressed an F instead of a P and people freaked out," said Sarah, pointing out that her blunder was the second-most-searched word on Google trends. "Make lemonade out of lemons," said Sarah.

Sadly, even on this inconsequential episode Sarah Palin is proudly unencumbered by the truth. As the Washington Post suggested, "It is perhaps worth noting that the 'F' and 'P' keys on a QWERTY keyboard are not near each other." Worse still, as Political Wire concluded, "Palin misremembers inventing a new word." Because before committing the refudiate malapropism over the Manhattan mosque (a blunder for which she compared herself to Shakespeare), Sarah Palin spoke the non-word on Sean Hannity's Fox News show. As the New York Daily News pointed out:

Palin's memory is not entirely accurate. Prior to her Twitter message, she misspoke the word on Sean Hannity's Fox News show while discussing the NAACP's stance on Tea Party racism.

"[Barack and Michelle Obama] have power in their words," she said. "They could refudiate what it is that this group is saying."

For more on right-wing America's most beloved pathological liar, see "The Lies of Sarah Palin" and "Sarah Palin: Winner of the 2010 Glenn Beck Misinformer of the Year Award."


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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