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."

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soundoff (168 Responses)
  1. William Jefferson

    Maureen can actually write articulate informed researched articles. palin has trouble reading them because of the big words, and can't remeber the talking point "lower taxes" without writing it on her hand.

    Plus Dowd is WAY hotter.

    October 19, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  2. katy Heys

    Who cares what Palin has to say about anything? She is incompetent, mean and nasty. Maybe if the press didn't report on her every move, she might go away.

    October 19, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. J

    Ugh! These women DO NOT represent today's middleclass, working women. Palin needs to get a clue.

    October 19, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  4. djh

    Dowd is a moron, an unabashed liberal whose lack of journalistic integrity is one of the many reasons the nyt is a complete joke outside of the relative small, elitist circle this twit travels in.
    Funny, she pretty much named off every single R candidate running – where is her disdain for pelosi attacking middle America? Where is her disdain for the moron boxer attacking anyone who disagrees with her – oh that's right, SHE'S A BIASED LIBERAL SKANK!

    Please, nyt, by all means keep allowing this pretentious, arrogant $2 tramp to spew her intolerance and hatred for most Americans who espouse some degree of conservative values – you just keep proving what most of us already know!

    October 19, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  5. Steven

    "other mama grizzlies and liberty-loving Americans"? Only Palin lovers are liberty-lovers? She sure comes up with the most amusing description for groups of people. What will she call us when she runs for President? Her cubs?

    October 19, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. Joe Taylor

    Palin I am a hard working, loving patriotic USA male but I gotta say your words and nonsense approach to politics makes me want to run away from you. Each time I read anything that you say it divides the nation. What is so patriotic about that.

    Why was Bush and Cheney in the WH for 8 years and didnt accomplish anything at all except to create the colossal economical mess and a start an unjust war in a nation that had nothing to do with 911 or Osama?
    I also could NEVER vote for a person who couldn't not finish her term the way you did. When the rough got going the mama grizzlies got scare. Sorry Sara but I gotta tell you you are a total joke right now. BTW I am a red blooded patriotic republican. But folks like you and Bush put a heavy negative dent on my political feelings.

    October 19, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  7. mamivaqui

    The fact that Palin cannot recognize Muareen Dowd of the New York Times, proves again how ignorant she is. You may agree or disagree with Dowd, but she is a well known name for those who read the main American newspapers.
    Palin shows again the arrogance of ignorance; she exemplifies illiteracy in our country, why we are #29 in education among the industrialized countries.. Ignorant, and proud of it. doesnt't get any lower.

    October 19, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  8. Tony Z

    Come November 2, the Tea Party Express will see how far off they are in America. No respect for what America really means.

    October 19, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  9. SANDI

    is this woman for real? (Sarah Palin) I'm quite offended by her termanology (Mama Grizzley) Does she think everyone is from the back woods of Alaska. If you got an education please use it and start using appropriate terms when speaking about the American woman, we fought long and hard to get to where we are today and you are truly taking us back to the day of pioneer women. I'm sure that's the term the pioneer man used when referring to women. Sarah get a grip and start address women with dignity and the class we deserve, or better yet, JUST GO AWAY!!! You really don't know how to speak in public. Everytime you open your mouth you put your foot into it. For your own sake and for the sake of your family, JUST GO AWAY!!!!

    October 19, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  10. kate

    And this woman"Palin" is ready to be president??????????? We don't need this woman, happy, go lucky, trouble maker. Who would want her talking to world leaders about security. If she can't remember a name, and saying, "whatever the heck her name is" really shows disrespect and stupidity. She is not fit for any office. She is out for all the "fame" she can possibly get and all the money she can possibly get. Go home and take care of your little one, who needs you more than this country does.
    This ex republican won't be voting for anyone she endorses. And she is largely the reason I am ex-republican!

    October 19, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  11. Gale

    You go Sarah, and ALL you other Momma Grizzlies, show those lying, back biting, better than thou Liberals who think they have the right to tell everyone else how to run their lives. Maybe they should put their money where their mouth is! And they should at least meet someone before trashing them. But who wants to meet a columnist?

    October 19, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  12. usa/canada

    Mama grizzlies! No i did not just read that. come on cnn you made that up

    oh my country men, my country men what in the heck are you people thinking
    just stop it right now! you are making a mockery of your country every time you give that woman any air time now stop it or you go to your room and dont come out until you learn something about the world and the consitution god america is getting dumber evry day but hey keep them scared and stupid thats how the 1% keeps control over you

    October 19, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I don't think Palin hasn't met a word in the English language that she can't slaughter. And as for Jan Brewer who is proof that she doesn't believe in disability rights has had her her own son hid away in a mental instution for a crime and then had the records sealed, that something she doesn't want people to know and apparently Palin pal's around with her.

    October 19, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  14. ChumBucket

    So, basically, Maureen ‘O’Dowd’ doesn't like any conservative women.

    so what, another liberal spouting off.

    October 19, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  15. alma

    I agree Sarah Palin is very mean spitited, she demands an apology every time someone accidently uses the word retard. How does she think Mothers of Gay children feel every time she does her anti gay thing. I think she needs to held accountable.

    October 19, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  16. BudInTexas

    This women is an IDIOT!!!!!!!!

    October 19, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  17. UrAverageJoe

    Why do we have to question the patriotism of anyone who disagrees with us? Palin's deliberately saying if you don't agree with her than surely you're not 'liberty loving'. She and others on the left and right that promote the idea that either you think like us or you're unamerican adn we hate you are destroying civil discourse in this country. Let's discuss ideas without questioning each other's love of this country!

    October 19, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  18. Please Vote Republican So More People From China, India and the Phillipines Can Take Our Jobs

    More like "Grifter Queen Bee of Mean"

    October 19, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  19. Gary

    It's a SAD day in American History, when mindless individuals such as Palin, O'Donnell and the Whitman likes can actually try AND hold a political office. Has this country actually come to this? I mean really? O'Donnell and Palin are nothing but a couple of "pretty faces" trying pad their pocketbooks. O'Donnell could not even answer a simple question as to what Supreme Court Cases she was against, yet she can flap her trap about how 'she know's there are some out there that she is against". Kinda like Palin when asked by Couric what Newspapers she reads, she could not even name a paper, let alone one she actually reads. They are nothing but a couple of blow hards that actually have no clue. Take away the silly, and actually intellectual insulting dumb catch phrases and what do you have?? I hope like heck NONE of the bafoons get into office, you all want to take about Bi-Partisianship? These people will do nothing but make Washington shut down. Nothing will get done, is that REALLY what we want? Really people, if you are actually considering voting for these people, just stay home. Our country is already in enough trouble, we do not need to add anymore unintelligent trying to fake their way through our political system. We have enough of those types already.

    October 19, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  20. Russ

    Palin's the classic mean girl. Like all bullies, she'll eventually met her match or be undone by her own actions. I've always believed that whatever you put out come back to you and, judging from her behavior, Palin's sure got a lot of bad Karma coming her way.

    October 19, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  21. Reasonable baby bear

    Palin, Mama Grizzly: Unless mama bears cut and run when the going gets tough like you did as governor of Alaska (after campaigning for a few months while governor), please don't refer to yourself or your fellow women republicans as 'grizzly bears'. You are an insult to women in office.

    You wink at the camera, you come up with kitschy little quotes, you quit on the job, but what you don't have is serious leadership skills or interest outside your small view of what you think America is. We are a diverse country of many religions, races, ethnicities, viewpoints,and if you had your way, we would all robotically cling to your right wing ideals. Shame on you.

    I don't know if Maureen Dowd was right about you and your fellow women, but you are no role model, Sarah Palin. Though you could at least take credit for blowing the GOP from winning the presidential election.

    October 19, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  22. don

    Just like Mamma Grizzly never to have heard of a nationally renowned columnist like Maureen Dowd. She doesn’t read! What a goon!

    October 19, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  23. jilli

    Man that "mama grizzlies" schtick gets old. It may have resonated in the 50's, but now it's downright insulting to educated women. I guess her target audience is retirees and walmart cashiers, so it still works on some. Dowd has palin nailed, she's right on the money.

    October 19, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  24. Mark G

    I'm not a big fan of Palin's but I cannot fathom how Maureen Dowd got a job as a jounalist. To talk about people that have climbed the political ladder, conservative or liberal, in a demeaning manner such as she did just affirms the fact that she's like the people she's describing. Very sad!

    October 19, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  25. Pete

    I'm guessing that the NY Times Op-Ed page never got in that pile of "any of them, all of them" newspapers and magazines that informed Palin's world view. How sad Sarah is that she boasts of her own ignorance with pride.

    October 19, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
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