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04/19/2007


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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