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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:43 PM

Sarah Palin (sort of) apologizes for "shuck and jive" remark.

For the record, there was nothing remotely racist in my use of the phrase "shuck and jive" – a phrase which many people have used, including Chris Matthews, Andrew Cuomo, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to name a few off the top of my head. In fact, Andrew Cuomo also used the phrase in reference to Barack Obama, and the fact that Mr. Cuomo and I used the phrase in relation to President Obama signifies nothing out of the ordinary. I would have used the exact same expression if I had been writing about President Carter, whose foreign policy rivaled Obama’s in its ineptitude, or about the Nixon administration, which was also famously rocked by a cover-up.

I’ve been known to use the phrase most often when chastising my daughter Piper to stop procrastinating and do her homework. As she is part Yup’ik Eskimo, I’m not sure if this term would be deemed offensive when it’s directed at her or if it would be considered benign as in the case of Chris Matthews’ use of it in reference to Rachel Maddow. Just to be careful, from now on I’ll avoid using it with Piper, and I would appreciate it if the media refrained from using words and phrases like igloo, Eskimo Pie, and “when hell freezes over,” as they might be considered offensive by my extended Alaska Native family.

The outrageously outraged reaction to this expression from perennial hypocrites like Chris Matthews has only made me laugh. Mr. Matthews, let me share with you my favorite Irish toast: “May we always be happy, and may our enemies always know it.”

- Sarah Palin



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Reply Sarah Palin (sort of) apologizes for "shuck and jive" remark. (Original post)
RandySF Oct 2012 OP
Stinky The Clown Oct 2012 #1
tjwash Oct 2012 #2
madaboutharry Oct 2012 #3
Democratopia Oct 2012 #4
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #8
question everything Oct 2012 #11
Kurovski Oct 2012 #5
one_voice Oct 2012 #6
krawhitham Oct 2012 #7
Old and In the Way Oct 2012 #9
RichGirl Oct 2012 #10

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:45 PM

1. Dear Bigot Barbie

When its part of a pattern, no amount of apologies can change the truth.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:47 PM

2. Who's that?

Is that some relevent person we are supposed to know of?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:48 PM

3. She is a very immature person.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:49 PM

4. Of course that was off the top of her head

 

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Response to Democratopia (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:05 PM

8. She used all of her lifelines this time

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Response to Democratopia (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:28 PM

11. Flakes (nt)

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:50 PM

5. That's how the cracker crumbles, I guess.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:54 PM

6. I have to go and scrub myself...

I liked her page so I could leave a comment. I'm sure it will be gone by the time I'm done typing this.

Here's my comment. I did it quick, I couldn't stand the fact that my facebook page was showing that I liked her page.....uuuggghhh....

Of course it was racist, you're a racist. And your Eskimo references are stupid. By the way, when are you gonna address Ann Coulter on her use of the word retard? Or are you gonna be a hypocrite?


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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:00 PM

7. Cuomo

http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/6127/and-cuomo-too/

I suppose there could be lots of tea leaf reading in this one, but now its AG Andrew Cuomo on Talk 1300, minutes after the governor came on. Cuomo, to be fair, has been on the radio show a few times, if memory serves me, but his take on Hillary’s win in NH is that that small-state primary with its retail politics is a good thing.

”It’s not a TV crazed race. Frankly you can’t buy your way into it,” Cuomo said. “You can’t shuck and jive at a press conference,” he added. “All those moves you can make with the press don’t work when you’re in someone’s living room.”

(We’ve been getting calls from the Cuomo people on this who want to point out, correctly, that the AG was not referring to Barack Obama when he used the phrase “shuck and jive,” but to what politicians in general do with the media. Cuomo’s point was when candidates meet a substantial proportion of primary voters or caucus goers in person, such as in NH or Iowa, there is a certain genuineness that can be avoided in a big-state media-heavy campaign)


http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/6127/and-cuomo-too/

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:18 PM

9. She couldn't understand Carter's policies, never mind criticize them.

A stupid, vain person, intellectually unprepared for national political office. Of course, that's a feature if you vote Republican.

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:25 PM

10. Yup....

I'm sure she reprimands her kids for palling around with terrorists too!

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