Sarah Palin, the former Governor of Alaska, Republican mega-star and Fox News contributor, was quick to fire back at Washington Post blog, The Plum Line, for a report that Palin is at war with conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
Sarah Palin spokesperson Meg Stapleton told Fox, "The Washington Post is trying hard to take the pressure off the White House by creating a side controversy, but it is missing the point: as the Governor has said, it doesn't matter who says the "r" word: it should no longer be part of our lexicon."
Limbaugh used the "r" word repeatedly during his daily radio show yesterday. When the Palin camp was asked for comment by the Washington Post, they replied via e-mail that,“Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name calling at the expense of others is disrespectful.”
Palin officials say that is the same comment they have given reporters for a host of other instances where someone had used the "r" word and they are not singling out Limbaugh.
Of course she's not "singling out" Limbaugh. But she was responding to a question directly about him. She has already attacked one of Rick Perry's top aides - and Perry is one of the last remaining Republicans to want her to campaign for him. Is Glenn Beck next? Check this out:
This is so awesome. And the whole thing is given such extra je ne sais quoi by the fact that, according to Levi, Palin uses the retard word privately at home to describe Trig, her immaculate conception.
Greg Sargent: I love you. Meg Stapleton: keep 'em coming.