October 19th, 2010
09:40 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin no fan of Maureen ‘O’Dowd’

(CNN) –- Sarah Palin is shrugging off a recent column from New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd - or rather Maureen “O’Dowd” - in which Dowd called Palin the “queen bee” of mean girls.

"That's so funny, because I don't think I've ever met that gal, Maureen Dowd - O'Dowd - whatever the heck her name is,” said a laughing Palin Monday in an interview with Fox News.

I don't think I've ever met her, and I don't think - she probably hasn't met [Arizona Gov.] Jan Brewer or some of these other wonderful, pleasant, gracious, nice, hard-working mama grizzlies who are wanting to turn this country around.

“So Maureen can say whatever she says. I encourage the other mama grizzlies and liberty-loving Americans to just keep smiling."

In her column Sunday, Dowd identified Brewer, Palin, Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon, Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, and Rep. Michele Bachmann as "grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant."

H/T: GOP 12


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soundoff (168 Responses)
  1. Squigman

    After the elections, if this (so called patriot), gets defeated from all sides, can there be a moritorium on running articals about her. I'm sure there will come a time when the news media can find another pointless moron, capable of turning stomaches as effective as this one has been. So please, give this trigger for the gag reflex a rest..

    October 19, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  2. DJ

    “That’s so funny, because I don’t think I’ve ever met that gal, Maureen Dowd — O’Dowd — whatever the heck her name is"

    Ah, the level of discourse from this woman! Her derision and ignorance flow through her speech, but her glassy-eyed groupies can't hear it. One person's folksy leader is another person's dangerous fool.

    October 19, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. Ron

    Way to go Ms.Dowd !!!! You shouldnt give Sarah such compliments. Its her lack of schooling,common sense, inability to retain information correctly,lies. She needs to Women-Up!!! Tell the truth Sarah!!!!

    October 19, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  4. AEJ

    This once again shows Sarah Palin does not read books and/or magazines. If she did, she would know Maureen's name. Have Sarah Palin read her own books she is going around the country to sell Conservatives. I am 100% sure anyone with any sense would not read this fiction book(s).

    Sarah is appearing on The Learning Channel (TLC) – isn't it quite pathetic she is on the Learing channel?

    October 19, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. Cherie

    No one needs to meet Palin or any of her other loony followers to clearly assess that Dowd nailed this one out of the park! It's a crazy and bizarre situation with these women. Just because they are women, does not incite most educated women to follow their Dark Ages agendas. They mostly appeal to horny men anyway. Even my husband sees that and required no coaching from me!

    October 19, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  6. Tam

    Since Palin barely knows what the NYTimes looks like, and would not understand words of more than one or two syllables (does she know what a syllable is?) - doesn't matter. Hell, she reads "all of them" – right?

    October 19, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  7. TangledThorns

    Sarah Palin is a America loving patriot, Maureen Dowd is not. Dowd only spews hate, why kind of fool reads her articles anyways?

    October 19, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  8. sonny chapman

    This should debunk the myth that we'd be better off if all of our political leaders were women. Maureen Dowd has not forgot her 6th Grade experiences.

    October 19, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  9. George

    Palin is such an amateur. She can't take the heat. She can't take criticism. She sure can dish it out, though, even before she finds out what she's talking about. She forms her opinions by listening to what the Democrats are for, then coming out against it. Doesn't matter what the issue or position. She's the perfect Karl Rove candidate. No convictions, just opposition. American voters who listen to her are going to get just what they deserve, to be hung out to dry, so that the wealthy, the corporations and the conservative power grabbers will benefit and all of us will suffer for it.

    October 19, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  10. Dennis

    Sorry Sarah, joking won't help the reality. She wouldn't have had to meet you, it is apparent to anybody with half a brain just listening to you.

    October 19, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  11. terpmom

    Of course she doesn't know who Maureen Dowd is....she doesn't ever read anything.

    October 19, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  12. Cosmo

    "I encourage the other mama grizzlies and liberty-loving Americans to just keep smiling." Princess Palin, even better, please encourage the other mama grizzlies to return to the forest and desolate high country and stop annoying America.

    October 19, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  13. Linda

    roflmao That's says it all. Now we know why her nickname was MoDowd, her initials, Maureen Obama Dowd. Very gOOD Sarah!

    And as any good nice strong confidant woman does, turn the other cheek and SMILE. :)

    October 19, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  14. Realistic

    Well Palin was probably like that in High School and her 6 years in college. I wonder why it took 6 years to get a degree from a 4 year college, was she being "Queen Bee" and forget her studies? This country is going to regret electing these TP people.

    October 19, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  15. Paula Nye

    How could she possibly know Maureen Dowd? She's a writer for the New York Times and we know that Sarah Palin doesn't care to read. This is the woman who couldn't name a single publication she had read. She just spouts garbage. What a plague John McCain unleashed on us!

    October 19, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  16. Debbie from Arizona

    You don't have to personally meet someone to have an opinion of them. Come on Sarah, you don't have a clue as to what half the Mama Grizzles you endorse even stand for. As far as including non-elected Governor Brewer in with this group, please give me a break. She doesn't even have the courage to debate her opponent, Mr. Goddard. She so embarrassed herself in her one and only debate, she hardly shows her face in public anymore.

    October 19, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  17. johnrj08

    I am so sick of this phrase "liberty loving Americans", coming from an ignoramus who knows virtually nothing about the United States history. As if people who criticize her are not genuine Americans who value freedom. Palin's propensity to 'fire back' at every single detractor exposes her belligerent nature. This became most evident during her confrontation with the teacher in Alaska.

    October 19, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  18. ThinkAgain

    Palin loves to call herself a "mama grizzlie."

    Last time I checked, mama grizzlies didn't run when things got tough or abandoned their cubs to look for sweeter berries.

    Palin = Quitter, Liar, Mooch

    October 19, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  19. C. Heston

    Yep, Palin's got Modo pegged. An unhappy woman watching her liberal fantasies evaporate in slow motion before November 2. Hey, why not cut to the chase and make personal attacks, I mean, with so much at stake, right? Modo needs a husband (or a device with stronger batteries), now more than ever.

    October 19, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  20. once upon a horse

    it appears that what Sarah doesn't get is that you don't HAVE to actually meet her to form an opinion of her. Just read the stuff she says and follow what she does. I'm sure like many of those who don't like her, a lot of her fans never really met her either. But as usual when something negative is printed about Mrs. Palin it's NEVER her fault but the evil left wing media that is out to get her.

    October 19, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  21. bdm

    maybe it's just me but it seems difficult to be gracious, nice and pleasant while one seethes...

    October 19, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  22. dannd

    Wow, even Palin's response sounds snarky and hostile, laughing at the woman and purposely mispronouncing her simply spelled and common last name. Reminds me of that stand-offish video with her and the upset school teacher. When I hear comments like this, her appeal just baffles me.

    October 19, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  23. Bob, Virginia

    "some of these other wonderful, pleasant, gracious, nice, hard-working mama grizzlies who are wanting to turn this country around."

    From the mouths of morons....

    October 19, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  24. Bob(Illinois)

    "Mama grizzlies", indeed. CNN appears to be in love with this idiot!

    October 19, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  25. U.S. Common Sense

    Dowd has gone from a decent writer to a talking head. She's no better than Rush.

    October 19, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
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