Palin Twists Madeleine Albright’s Words

I’ve spent the weekend preparing for my move cross country in two weeks and not paying much attention to the news once again. Sorry readers… Once I am relocated (and settled) in beautiful coastal Maine, I’ll be back on track here on The Dem Daily.

I was browsing through Memeorandum to check the scoops of the day that I have missed and ran across a couple of pieces about Sarah Palin at a rally here in California.  It’s seems that Palin misquoted former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and then laughed that the media would spin what she said, but the problem for Palin is that she indeed did not get the quote right. So let the media do what they will, she stepped in it on her own. Watch it here:

From Joan Walsh:

Albright never said that: the Starbucks cup actually had the right quote, which is “There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t help other women.” (Nico Pitney has the screenshot.)

I don’t think that quite applies to Palin, who presided over a Wasilla, Alaska government that charged rape victims for their rape kits. And in fact, Albright’s office sent this statement to Salon: “Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics. This is yet another example of McCain and Palin distorting the truth, and all the more reason to remember that this campaign is not about gender, it is about which candidate has an agenda that will improve the lives of all Americans, including women.

“The truth is, if you care about the status of women in our society and in our troubled economy, the best choice by far is Obama-Biden.”

Sarah Palin also slipped up today Calling “Afghanistan “our neighboring country”.” Sadly, Sarah Palin doesn’t exactly come across as woman with a head for governing, instead she comes across as a bit “mindless.”

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One Response to Palin Twists Madeleine Albright’s Words

  1. ironxl84 says:

    Interesting comparison:It is said that Sarah Palin has energized “the base” of the Republican Party. Hmmmm, who exactly is “the base”?Could it be religious extremists who believe that they have been given the right by their supreme being to kill other humans who do not share their beliefs?And what exactly is the translation of “Al Qaeda”?Tom