20 July 2010

Quotes of the day

Sarah Palin makes it up:

"[Barack and Michelle Obama] have power in their words. They could refudiate what it is that this group is saying."

—On the NAACP charge of racism in the Tea Party movement, The Sean Hannity Show, Fox News, July 14, 2010

"Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate."

—On plans to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero, via Twitter, July 18, 2010

Why the fuss? On the (admittedly heroic) assumption that she meant "repudiate" or perhaps "refute", she got reasonably close ...

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