Jamie Kirchick searches high and low:

Several news outlets have reported Palin's assertion, made during the gubernatorial campaign, that she "has gay friends." Finding these individuals has been difficult. "We don't know anything about that friend," says Marsha Buck, president of the Anchorage-based gay rights group Alaskans Together for Equality. "If that friend or those friends are Alaskans, we don't know anything about them. We're wondering maybe if it's a friend who lives in the lower 48."

Or maybe she's just making things up as she goes along.

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