Momma Grizzly Sarah Palin, the GOP champion of women and women’s rights as the Tea Party sees them, has weighed in on Congressman Todd Akin‘s rape comments by saying… nothing at all? Up until last night, Palin had been strangely silent on both Twitter and Facebook, the two main platforms used by the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate, former Governor of Alaska, former chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, former Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, former “Miss Congeniality,” former sportscaster, and former head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Now Palin has uttered one veiled statement, which all but has to be about Akin:
Sometimes we’re actually right when we go with our gut and stand on principle in supporting underdog candidates.
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) August 20, 2012
Jennifer Rubin, a Tea Party shill at the Washington Post, noting Palin had supported another GOP candidate in the primary Akin just won, calls the tweet “an I-tol-ya-so drumbeat.”
So, rather than condemning the concept of “legitimate” or “forcible” rape, rather than educate her millions of followers that 32,101 women each year become pregnant by their rapists, rather than denouncing ideas that make women responsible for being raped — suggestions that allow anything other than 100% of the responsibility for rape to be placed on the rapists, all Palin could muster was, “Sometimes we’re actually right when we go with our gut and stand on principle in supporting underdog candidates.”
Palin, the Republican Party’s previous vice presidential candidate in 2008, could be attacking, if she chose — Rep. Akin, and attacking Paul Ryan, but she has remained essentially silent on this issue that has gripped not only the GOP, but America.
Palin has weighed in on every cockamamie issue from Obama’s birth certificate to “Obamacare” to Sasha and Malia to, most recently, NBC’s new glorification of war, “Stars Earn Stripes.” Yet Palin cannot open her mouth — even to support women and denounce “legitimate” or “forcible” rape — on what is perhaps the biggest issue confronting the Tea Party and the GOP in months?
How brave! How courageous! What an icon! What a great Mama Grizzly!
Congratulations, Sarah. ROAR!
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