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.

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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.

FILED UNDER: Politicians, Quick Takes, Sarah Palin, US Politics
Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020.

Comments

  1. sam says:

    Heh. When I read the headline I thought it would be a story about her chief of staff. I guess that says something about how batshit crazy I think she is.

  2. Uncle Bernie says:

    I smell the stench of leftists here. Obama is a mosque loving light skinned far left lunatic. On the plus side, he will be the last one.

  3. I hate RINOs says:

    I see this site is in competition with Little Gay Footballs as to the most idiotic anti-Palin blog.

  4. Brummagem Joe says:

    She’s a deeply silly woman but these are the folks you want in control Doug because it will bring “gridlock” I think you said.

  5. Patrick T. McGuire says:

    “The White House responded today by calling Palin’s comments about Rouse “silly.” That’s being overly generous, I think.”

    Or maybe she is just having fun tweaking them a bit. Nothing gets under a liberal’s skin more than criticism.

  6. wr says:

    Let’s see. She said, and I’m paraphrasing here, “Oh my God, this guy has been stalking me and he stole my campaign slogan and he’s EEEEEEEVIL.” The White House responded that she’s being silly. And she’s having fun tweaking them? If she was caught axe-murdering children, all the right-wing blogs would report “naughty punks get what’s coming.”

  7. An Interested Party says:

    “Nothing gets under a liberal’s skin more than criticism.”

    Nothing gets under a conservative’s skin more than snark about Sarah Palin…

  8. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Does not take long to see what is available as far as non bias thinking goes here at OTB. Mataconis is greek for Moulitsas. When Paiin is sworn in as President in January 2013, you can return to your Marxist cells. It will be a long time before America gets fooled again.

  9. An Interested Party says:

    “When Paiin is sworn in as President in January 2013, you can return to your Marxist cells.”

    Ragshaft is German for delusional…

  10. sam says:

    @Zels

    “When Paiin is sworn in as President in January 2013, you can return to your Marxist cells.”

    She got about as much chance as you have of finding a job commensurate with your talents.

  11. FSUalex says:

    @Zelsdorf Ragshaft III

    … Marxist…that term just loves to get thrown around…have you ever actually read, despite what i’m certain for you was near the physical pain, anything by Karl Marx? just wondering…

  12. TG Chicago says:

    Wow, all it takes is a mild anti-Palin remark and suddenly the freaks come out. Racism in comment #2, homophobia in comment #3, Marxism a bit later… the whole buffet of wingnuttery!

  13. Neil Hudelson says:

    TG:

    Glad to see someone pointed out the racism/homophobia among those particular right wing commentators (I was preparing to do just that until I saw your comments)

    Zels:

    I think Moulitsas is greek for Moulitsas…

  14. tom p says:

    “It will be a long time before America gets fooled again.”

    But only about 40 seconds before Zels gets fooled again.