In the latest episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska, we get to ride along as Sarah tells Todd that her typo has become the number 2 search on Yahoo. It's a quite funny moment.
And of course the media is all, "She tries to explain away 'refudiate,' but don't forget! She said it once before the typo as well."
Get real. So she said the wrong word once before in an interview. Do you honestly think she was sitting in the van thinking, "Oh, you know what? I said it wrong once in an interview." As if anyone other than loser bloggers even noticed.
Yeah, I totally remember all the times I've ever misspoken. (eye roll)
The 'refudiate' thing actually happened while they were shooting this episode. She called into the Bob and Mark show after they went logging and talked to them about it.
This whole thing is just funny. That a typo would make international news is absolutely hysterical. And that the media takes itself seriously when it makes this kind of story a priority is priceless. I mean, how stupid is that?
Sometimes conservatives are all, "Why doesn't the media trumpet Obama's flubs like they did Bush's or like they do Palin's?"
Honestly, the way they treat Obama's flubs is the way they should treat everyone's. Look, the man's human, he's going to mess up from time to time (this is for his gaffes, not his stuttering and stammering and "uh-uh-uh"-ing), so what? We're just tired of the double standard. Obama can mess up from now until doomsday and they'll make excuses for him. Heaven forbid a Republican misspeak. They'll be branded for life.
Although, come on. That "corpseman" thing was funny. Much better than "nukular."
And full disclosure: I said "refudiate" before Palin ever tweeted it. Rolls off the tongue with much more ease. Not in the dictionary? Oh, well. Now it is. :-) And I know I heard other people say it before too.
And I proudly say "ain't." Much to the chagrin of my old grammar teacher. "It's not a word." Yeah, whatever. I say it, you know what it means, it's a word, okay? Period. End of story.
But that's just me.
So thank you, Palin for making it acceptable to say "refudiate." It was the better version all along.