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Offline Rapunzel

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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/03/02/Double-Down-Editor-Who-Mocked-Palin-Over-Ukraine-Refuses-to-Give-Her-Credit

Politico Editor Who Mocked Palin Over Ukraine Doubles Down, Refuses to Give Her Credit

by Tony Lee 2 Mar 2014, 10:12 AM PDT

The former Foreign Policy editor who dismissed former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's warnings about Ukraine during the 2008 campaign still refuses to give Palin credit for her prescience and not engaging in the groupthink that has plagued the mainstream media and the chattering elite.

As Breitbart News reported, Blake Hounshell, who was then editor of Foreign Policy magazine and now edits Politico magazine, wrote in 2008 that Palin's remarks that Russia's Vladimir Putin may invade Ukraine if Barack Obama were elected president were "strange" and depicted an "extremely far-fetched scenario."

Palin took to Facebook on Friday, linked to the Breitbart News piece, and then simply wrote, "Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I'm usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as 'an extremely far-fetched scenario' by the 'high-brow' Foreign Policy magazine."

However, Hounshell doubled down, dismissing Palin for calling him a "dummy," before sarcastically writing, "Yes, Twitter, Sarah Palin totally called this exact Ukraine scenario 6 years ago."

Hounshell then said that he was getting heat on Twitter and asked a BuzzFeed reporter where she got the strength to deal with barbs.

Politico even wrote about the editor who derided Palin (Hounshell), but conveniently omitted any reference to the fact that he now edits their magazine.

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Yes, Twitter, Sarah Palin totally called this exact Ukraine scenario 6 years ago….
4:21 PM - 28 Feb 2014


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         DC Dude @DCDude1776

        @blakehounshell Will you be doing a reup of this article today? http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2008/10/22/russia_might_invade_ukraine_if_obama_wins_palin_warns … #Ukraine #russiainvadesukraine


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    @DCDude1776 ha… was extremely unlikely at the time!


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That time Sarah Palin called me a dummy http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/02/sarah-palin-sarah-palin-totally-predicted-ukraine-situation/358696/
4:38 PM - 28 Feb 2014
Sarah Palin: Sarah Palin Totally Predicted the Ukraine Situation
By Philip Bump @pbump

Sarah Palin, who is "usually not one to Told-Ya-So," is on social media, this afternoon to remind the world that she predicted that Obama would let Russia invade the Ukraine.
The Wire @TheWire


As Breitbart News wrote, Palin rarely brags about herself, but may have had incentive to do so in this particular case:

 
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  Palin, as she wrote, rarely toots her own horn. In fact, she has frustrated many of her core supporters for not bragging about her considerable accomplishments, especially the reforms that both political parties hated, while she was Alaska's governor.

    But she may have made an exception on Friday because Tina Fey's "I can see Russia from my House" line, which Palin herself never said, has been used to mock and deride her on the national stage. Even today, mainstream media reporters, Democrats, and establishment Republicans who have always been jealous of her appeal and influence mistake Fey's words for Palin's.

    Since Palin emerged on the national scene in 2008, the mainstream press have given her none of the benefit of the doubt they have always given to Barack Obama, who Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said was the most naive president on foreign policy issues during his lifetime.

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

Offline sinkspur

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One thing is certain:  Tony Lee has a major jones for Sarah Palin.
From  "A Shining City on a Hill"

To "A global laughingstock"

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One thing is certain:  Tony Lee has a major jones for Sarah Palin.

So do a lot of people; falls under the category of diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks.


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