Thursday, December 30, 2010

Palin Lied About Her Tweet?

I see all these "news stories" about how Palin lied in her Alaska series about the "refudiate" thing by claiming it was a typo. Here's what they say she said:

"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.

What about that is a lie, exactly? Where does she say it was a typo? She pressed an F instead of a P and people freaked out. That's just factual, people. If she didn't press an F instead of a P, we wouldn't be wasting time on this garbage.

She pressed an F instead of a P. She did.

Monday, December 27, 2010


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.

Good for Bristol

Rumblings of it were first heard on an entertainment website last week: Bristol is thinking about buying a house in Arizona. Also potentially has a new boyfriend and wants more kids.

Well, turns out that the first one was true. The girl payed cash for a five bedroom house in Arizona. Nice. Very nice. Most websites are wondering "why" she did it. Why? It's Arizona. It's warm. That's my theory.

As for the other two things, I have no idea. Sounds like the guy's got a job anyway, so that's good. A marked improvement. And does she want more kids? I don't know. Who cares? Let her have fifty if she wants.

Rumors that she's looking at college in Arizona too.

Cash for a house at 20. Sweeeet.