Sarah Palin Weighs In on Ground Zero Mosque, Compares Herself to Shakespeare

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Though you might think Sarah Palin would be a bit preoccupied this weekend, the former governor found the time to tweet up a storm Sunday, taking to her BlackBerry to touch on the ground zero mosque controversy as well as the English language.


“Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real,” she posted, adding, “Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing.”

Considering the landscape of anti-mosque rhetoric, Palin’s criticisms are actually not as extreme as they could be (though she really could do to lay off the caps lock). But then she decided to justify her use of the word "refudiate" in a previous tweet by placing herself in the same league as George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and William Shakespeare.


"'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!"

Meanwhile, George W. Bush is probably just psyched that someone included him in the same group as Obama and that guy who wrote plays that people are always talking about.

Palin, Shakespeare and the Ground Zero Mosque [Caucus/NYT]