November 4th, 2010
11:35 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin’s Twitter controversy

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin caused a bit of a stir Thursday when a tweet from conservative commentator Ann Coulter appeared on a list of her account’s favorite tweets.

The tweet showed a picture of a sign outside “The Blood of Jesus ATLAH World Missionary Church” in New York. The sign read: “The blood of Jesus against Obama history made 4 Nov 2008 a Taliban Muslim illegally elected president USA:Hussein.”

The tweet has since been removed from Palin’s Twitter account.

Coulter originally re-tweeted the item from the account of liberal commentator Marc Lamont Hill. The two often appear on television together.

After the Palin camp was reached for comment, it referred CNN to a statement given to ABC’s Jake Tapper.

“I've never purposefully ‘favorited’ any tweet. I had to go back to my BlackBerry to even see if such a function was possible. I was traveling to Alaska that was an obvious accidental ‘favoriting,’ but no one can mistake that Ann Coulter was obviously being tongue in cheek with that tweet,” Palin said in the statement. “Shall I correct this with whichever wonderful media outlet ran with this (an obviously bored reporter...since there must be nothing going on in the world today, like, um, ramifications of a shake up of power in the U.S. House of Representatives?).”

Lamont Hill appeared on CNN’s AC360 Thursday and said the original tweet was a joke directed toward Ann Coulter because of their impression of the church’s pastor, James Manning.

“We make jokes about Pastor Manning,” Hill told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “I took a picture and sent it to her because the sign was obviously absurd.”

Palin has used her Facebook and Twitter accounts throughout the midterm election season to endorse and promote candidates across the country.

- CNN's Peter Hamby and Steve Brusk contributed to this report

– Follow Gabriella Schwarz on Twitter: @schwarzgcnn

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soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. CyndyP

    Both of these women profess to be Christians, yet they spew hate at every opportunity! Coulter is the worst. It was only a matter of time before these two nutcases linked up!

    November 5, 2010 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  2. BGN

    Would someone please net this bozo and hide her away in some Alaskan cave for the next 20 years. And please funnel her misgotten fortune to the poor of that great state.

    Good God....McCain!! What did you unleash???????????

    November 5, 2010 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  3. HCX

    I'll bet the DNC's file on her bloopers is 12 inches thick already.

    November 5, 2010 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  4. John

    And you guys flip out when Obama slips and uses the word "enemy" in the heat of the campaign when he is beseiged by people like this? People and politicians on the right have called him everything in the book–a sleeper cell Muslim, a Kenyan, Hitler, a fascist, a socialist, and a litany of other things. It's politicians and pundits on the right all over the place engaging in this type of behavior. AND YOU NEVER CALL THEM ON IT. No, you flip out when the president uses a word like "enemy". You make me sick. You're not journalists. You're pathetic gossip mongers trying to be FOX-lite, but nobody likes a cheap knock-off...

    November 5, 2010 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  5. Ferret out the B.S.

    This is stupidity unleashed! What does it even mean?

    November 5, 2010 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  6. Kathleen

    Sarah Palin is the American taliban.

    November 5, 2010 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  7. James Brooklyn N.Y.

    Run Sarah run. You are the smartest thing the Republicans have.

    November 5, 2010 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  8. Sam

    The fact that Palin even put that Tweet on her Twitter account in the first place says everything you need to know about her. She's a vicious, racist birther who shouldn't even consider running for president in 2010 because she has marginalized herself as a fringe candidate for whom only a complete and utter fool would vote.

    November 5, 2010 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  9. Phil

    Do you stupid Americans even see where your country will be headed if Palin and her idiot friends get into real power? China will be the next and only superpower.

    November 5, 2010 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  10. Roberto

    Is Palin ever believeable? She says she doesn't know how to use her blackberry even though it's been a major political tool in her workbox for several years!!!

    You know she's lying, her lips are moving.

    November 5, 2010 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  11. Jay

    Please run for President. Let the world see (again) your true stupidity as you try to pretend you can give credible answers when asked questions. Then finally people will have seen how genuinely unqualified you are and then hopefully the media will lose their interest in covering you. Then you can go enjoy your millions and leave the rest of the intelligent world alone.
    (Like before McIdiot picked you)

    November 5, 2010 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  12. Hot Patata

    Sorry, Sarah. I find it highly doubtful that you possess the same sense of irony as Marc Lamont Hill or that other guy who tweeted this. You're about as sophisticated as a bag of manure, but far less genuine.

    November 5, 2010 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  13. Halkes

    This is great! She just announced that she's not even going to run for the primaries in 2012. Huge relief for me.

    November 5, 2010 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  14. Larry

    It's amazing how every time this idiot get's called out...she blames someone else or the media. Yet, she is actually considered a leader in the Repub/Tea party. Wow,.

    November 5, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  15. John Doe

    Sarah P. is a big fat idiot. But, we all know that.

    November 5, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  16. Dave

    Sarah Palin's back! Somebody better flush again.

    The fact that Republicans love this dunce completely robs their party of all credibility. I'll never vote Republican again... it'd be too embarrassing. Besides, they've already proven they have no good policy ideas. Look what decades of voting Republican have done for the South - put them last in everything.

    November 5, 2010 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  17. Bess Moore

    Palin and Coulter belong in the same box!! Wake up America!! Freedom of speech has gone a bit far!! Don't you think??

    November 5, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  18. Omar

    Palin, Palin, go away. Don't come back another day! Let's all chant this together and maybe, just maybe, the "powers that be" will honor it.

    November 5, 2010 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  19. Tam

    If someone didn't think she was nuts before, what more proof do you need? Dumb and off her rocker, and doesn't know it. And yet using all her supporters for all they're worth.

    November 5, 2010 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  20. mom2boys

    Can this woman sink no lower or be any more stupid? I really wish she would just go home to Alaska and take care of her children. Those poor kids, words cannot express how badly I feel for them.

    November 5, 2010 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  21. Dina

    So presidential of her.

    November 5, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  22. Lawrence

    Don't we all see where she's coming from . Make statements then discount them after their out there

    November 5, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  23. Alex

    Lovely how she always attacks the media for pointing out her missteps. Just ignore them, mama bear!

    November 5, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  24. Seattle Sue

    What does a mama grizzly and a mama pig with lipstick have in common? They are both sows. Sarah Palin, one of the biggest hate mongers in America. She has no idea what to do to help our country, she just keeps spouting hate.

    November 5, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  25. Pray for Sarah

    Oh Dear Sarah. Only in Real America USA can you have a following. I bet the world scientists would give anything to study your head for any brain presence. Yours, Jeremiah Wrights, Pastor Mannings, Terry Jones, and a bunch of other hate-field busy bodies.

    November 5, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
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