From Alaska Dispatch:
When former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin first endorsed Joe Miller on June 2 in his race for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the tone of that endorsement could be described as civil. […] In her Facebook note, which is how Palin does these things, she also made sure that she dispelled rumors of personal animus between herself and Murkowski.
That was Sarah then. And to go back further, the Sarah a year ago went so far as to donate $5,000 to Murkowski through her PAC, the maximum she could have given.
But today is another day, as they say, and a new Facebook face emerges with a totally different tone. This one doesn’t bother to talk about how she wishes Lisa well, or even about the value of competition. This one goes for the jugular. This one repeats every criticism leveled against Murkowski by Miller and the far right, makes note of the fact that Murkowski was “given her Senate seat by her father,” and accuses Murkowski of talking “one way in the Last Frontier and then vote the opposite way in the Beltway.” And that’s just for starters.
In her note, she delights in repeating that the Huffington Post called Murkowski “center-right Democrat.” (Side note: strange that she would call attention to that piece, as it was written by local lawyer Don Mitchell in a column about how upset Sarah was that Lisa got the Senate seat. That piece also says that Palin came across as “immature” and “uninformed,” and the least impressive of any candidate interviewed by Frank for the seat. Read it all here. )
The Facebook note nails Murkowski for co-sponsoring a cap-and-trade bill, for voting with Democrats over 300 times, and for refusing to repeal Obamacare, repeating the controversial snippet of a KTUU interview where Murkowski said that repeal “is not the answer. […] In fact, Murkowski just voted to repeal Obamacare.
It criticizes Murkowski’s 2006 vote on an immigration bill, which, ironically was a bill co-sponsored by Sen. John McCain. Sen. Ted Stevens also voted for it.
From THE HINDU:
A month after making up the word “refudiate” and likening herself to William Shakespeare, former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin is in the news again — this time for misusing the word “cackle” in a tweet.
The Alaska ex-Governor made the verbal slip when she tweeted the phrase “cackle of rads” on Wednesday, the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the New York Daily News reported.
The 46-year-old used the expression in an apparent response to EMILY’s List, a political action committee that aims to elect progressive female candidates. The group held a meeting and declared Ms. Palin does not represent all women.
Later Ms. Palin tweeted: “Who hijacked term — ‘feminist’? A cackle of rads who want 2 crucify other women w/whom they disagree on a singular issue; it’s ironic (& passé )”.