Monday, July 19, 2010

Sarah wants to be on the GOP ticket in 2012

Oh, I hope, I hope, I hope..... And if we're really lucky, she'll pick Ann Coulter to be her vice presidential running mate.  A dream ticket come true (for the Democrats)!  Sarah coined a new word today--"refudiate."  Just think of all the vocabulary additions she can make to the lexicon created by Dubya Bush during his comedic/tragic years as President.

Palin tweeted that "peaceful Muslims" should "refudiate" the New York mosque being built near Ground Zero. This prompted plenty of retweets at her expense -- "refudiate," of course, is not a word.

After deleting the offending tweet, Palin replaced it  with another, calling on "peaceful New Yorkers" to "refute the Ground Zero mosque plan" -- although the word she was apparently looking for was "repudiate."

Then came the kicker: To quell the ribbing she was receiving on Twitter, Palin  posted another tweet: " 'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!"

This spawned plenty of scorn Monday in liberal blogs, as well as a new meme on Twitter,  #ShakesPalin, in which participants revamped classic Shakespeare quotes, Palin-style. Perhaps  the best came from the Cato Institute's Julian Sanchez (a.k.a.  @Normative): "To suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous liberals, or to quit halfterm, and by opposing, rake in speaking fees."   --Matt DeLong