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Madeleine Albright Responds to Palin 'Women Going to Hell' Remarks

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At a rally on Saturday, McCain running mate Sarah Palin misquoted former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as she played the gender card, referring to her Starbucks mocha cup while attacking women who refuse to support the Republican ticket.

Said Palin: "I'm reading on my Starbucks mocha cup, okay? The quote of the day... It was Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State [crowd boos] and UN ambassador. ... Now she said it, I didn't. She said, 'There's a place in Hell reserved for women who don't support other women.'"

Albright responded: "Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics. This is yet another example of McCain and Palin distorting the truth, and all the more reason to remember that this campaign is not about gender, it is about which candidate has an agenda that will improve the lives of all Americans, including women. The truth is, if you care about the status of women in our society and in our troubled economy, the best choice by far is Obama-Biden."

John Aravosis notes there's also "a place in hell for women who charge rape victims for their rape kits."

Incidentally, Starbucks was accused over the weekend of wasting millions of liters of water a day by leaving taps constantly running at its chains around the world.

Starbucks denies the charges: "Dipper wells use a stream of continuous cold fresh-running water to rinse away food residue, help keep utensils clean and prevent bacterial growth...The dipper well system currently in use in Starbucks retail stores ensures that we meet or exceed our own and local health standards."

Watch the Palin rally, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. sarah palin drinks starbucks mocha drinks? sounds kind of elitist to me ...

    Posted by: james | Oct 6, 2008 9:53:51 AM


  2. Go! Madeleine!

    I hate this time in presidential campaigns when the bottom of the barrel muck gets thrown. And Sarah has to be stopped. Having her misquote and lie, be called on the carpet about it, then she continues to misquote and lie is just an abortion of intellect and honor.

    Then again, Sarah, keep up the good work! Encourage more people to run screaming away from this festering cesspool you want to call "ethics".

    Posted by: Rad | Oct 6, 2008 9:58:35 AM


  3. Not an elitist if served to her by an under aged, pregnant teenager.

    Posted by: Rad | Oct 6, 2008 10:01:09 AM


  4. Doesn't the Bible say something in it about the Whore of Babylon during the end of days? Remind you of anybody? Hmmmm.

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Oct 6, 2008 10:13:57 AM


  5. If people are booing Palin's mention of Madeleine Albright even before she brought up the quote, they're pretty much solid Rethugs already. So Palin is pandering to the base. That's all she's good for. The whole "vote with your vagina" thing has backfired, I think.

    Posted by: Larry | Oct 6, 2008 10:15:39 AM


  6. I hate her...

    Posted by: Cj | Oct 6, 2008 10:25:46 AM


  7. Curent Atlanta city council president and former mayoral candidate quoted Madeleine Albright also. I suppose it is ok when dem femail politcal candidate uses Albrights quotes, but a repub, never. And Lisa heard the quote in person, not from a cup.

    In her rookie campaign, (Lisa) Borders won the citywide election for council president position in 2004. Two years later, she heard Madeleine Albright speak at a WNBA-sponsored luncheon in New York.

    "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women," the former U.S. secretary of state told the crowd.

    That helped inspire Borders to bring a WNBA team here (Atlanta), that and the message of the league: that women of all ages can lead, inspire and create change.

    Posted by: RB | Oct 6, 2008 10:38:01 AM


  8. Yes, that's what will bring the change this country so desperately needs...a VP who gets her political philosophies from index cards and coffee cup blurbs. Keep bringing the gold, Sarah, every nugget that falls from your lips sinks the McCain campaign just a little bit further.

    Posted by: Dave | Oct 6, 2008 1:04:22 PM


  9. Man this bitch has her nails out and she does it as if she is funny!! I watched the clips of palin speaking about Obama and his relationship to the alleged founder of the Weathermen of the 60's radical era, and she made it sound like Obama supports this man and his philosophy, she is one bitter slimy and truly republican bitch,,, the thought of her making policy in DC should scare the shit out of every single american!!

    Posted by: alex boston | Oct 6, 2008 1:16:40 PM


  10. Isnt a "quote" supposed to be exactly what was said? If not, it would be a paraphrase or along the lines of... Gov Palin did not "quote" the quote correctly, thereby possibly changing the meaning of what she was supposed to have been "quoting". The Atlanta candidate did "quote" the line correctly, therefore there wasnt the issue. She also helped women with her actions. Not sure how many women Palin will be able to help with some of her views on the world.

    Posted by: uflyguy | Oct 6, 2008 1:20:55 PM


  11. Isnt a "quote" supposed to be exactly what was said? If not, it would be a paraphrase or along the lines of... Gov Palin did not "quote" the quote correctly, thereby possibly changing the meaning of what she was supposed to have been "quoting". The Atlanta candidate did "quote" the line correctly, therefore there wasnt the issue. She also helped women with her actions. Not sure how many women Palin will be able to help with some of her views on the world.

    Posted by: uflyguy | Oct 6, 2008 1:22:22 PM


  12. More women need to know about Ms. Palin's policy of charging the victim for the rape kits.

    I literally cannot think of anything policy that is more misogynistic or offensive to victims of crime than that. It takes a special kind cruel to think that one up.

    Posted by: Jason87 | Oct 6, 2008 1:56:49 PM


  13. Attention Katie Couric: Now you know where Sarah Palin gets her information. She probably never read a newspaper or book before Starbucks was on the scene, except maybe the philosophical quips on the Bazooka Joe bubble gum wrappers.

    I'd love to vote for a woman, if only one of the parties nominated one of the many woman that are qualified for the position.

    Posted by: Ted | Oct 6, 2008 2:02:55 PM


  14. Sarah Palin's favorite media: Starbucks cups?

    Posted by: Assumed.Identity | Oct 6, 2008 2:44:52 PM


  15. Sarah Palin isn't fit to mention Madeleine Allbright's name. Why, Palin comes no where close to being a woman of Albright's caliber....couldn't fill Albright's right cup with both of hers.

    Alaskan shiksa.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Oct 6, 2008 2:57:50 PM


  16. "Sarah Palin isn't fit to mention Madeleine Allbright's name." Thank you Derrick, you summed it up perfectly.

    Posted by: David R. | Oct 6, 2008 4:20:59 PM


  17. A special place in hell for women who don't help other women...such as yourself, right, Sarah? You're the one who laughed on the air when another female politician was made fun of, being called a bitch and a cancer.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/31/palin-laughs-as-opponent_n_122776.html

    (And I know everyone knows about your opinions on a woman's right to choose, not to mention the rape kit fiasco in your state.)

    Posted by: katherine | Oct 6, 2008 10:04:33 PM


  18. It's obvious that McCain just wanted a vagina to run with him on his ticket, but he went a step further and ended up with a CUNT.

    Posted by: The Truth | Oct 6, 2008 11:51:22 PM


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