Palin Paranoia: Says New Chief Of Staff Behind Attacks On Her
Somehow, Sarah Palin has found a way to weigh in on the man who will replace Rahm Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff, and to make the story all about her in the process:
Via several tweets over the last week, Palin highlighted the fact that Rouse – who lived in Alaska during the late 1970s and early 1980s – maintained his voter registration in her state despite not living there for nearly three decades.
“Alaska media slept on the job for how many years re: Obama senior advisor Pete Rouse’s claim to be AK resident and ‘local’ voter? For shame,” Palin tweeted earlier in the week.
But Palin’s anger toward Rouse goes deeper than that, tweeting on September 22: “Alaska’s Pete Rouse (@ least he claims to be ‘Alaska’) finally comes out of the shadows; Obama looks to appt him COS;strange doings in the WH.”
Palin appears to have been no fan of Rouse for a long time. In her 2009 memoir, she accuses him of being among those in the Obama presidential campaign who allegedly tried to smear her when she was named McCain’s vice presidential nominee.
She also accuses him of lifting Obama’s “change” slogan from her own gubernatorial campaign in 2006.
Because, of course, nobody had thought to use the word “change” in a political campaign until the Mayor of an obscure town in Alaska came along.
The White House responded today by calling Palin’s comments about Rouse “silly.” That’s being overly generous, I think.