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What a top aide to Sarah Palin really thinks about Mitt Romney,Bristol Palin,Erick Erickson and more
The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2011 | Jonathan Strong

Posted on 05/23/2011 10:16:48 PM PDT by Bratch

A series of messages forwarded to The Daily Caller show a top aide to former Alaska Gov. and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocking top political figures and even her boss’s own daughter, Bristol Palin.

RedState.com founder and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a May 22, 2010, message. “Greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion. He threw himself in at the Gov’s SC rally. Self-promotion.” (Erickson said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley invited him to the rally).

Mitt Romney supporters are “wacky as hell,” Mansour wrote, but usually Romney’s presence online is just an “AstroTurf brigade.”

“Would love to tell Mitt’s lackeys to stop backstabbing my boss anonymously,” Mansour wrote.

Then-California Senate candidate Chuck DeVore “wants to be the next Hugh Hewitt (or Huckabee). He knows he can’t win. He wants to become a ‘personality’. Give him a show to go away,” Mansour wrote. Palin endorsed Carly Fiorina over DeVore in the GOP primary for the race, angering some conservatives.

Mansour sent these embarrassing and revealing missives as “direct messages” on Twitter to an online-only acquaintance approximately a year ago. The person who received the messages forwarded them to TheDC.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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This could leave a mark.

How can any intelligent person have such intimate conversations with someone they've never met in person? It's mind-boggling.

1 posted on 05/23/2011 10:16:55 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Except for playing right into the libs hands or set up; this story is meaningless.

Just a bunch of bs true or not.


2 posted on 05/23/2011 10:19:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Bratch
Mitt Romney supporters are “wacky as hell,” Mansour wrote, but usually Romney’s presence online is just an “AstroTurf brigade.”

110% accurate.

3 posted on 05/23/2011 10:21:42 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Bratch

Rebecca:
Whoever told you “just be yourself” couldn’t have given you worse advice.

Buh Bye.

You betcha!


4 posted on 05/23/2011 10:23:00 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Bratch

Well, if true.....it puts to rest the fact that Sarah Palin is most likely running like many of us had been saying since last year, even the day she stepped down from office we knew what was coming and still we got deniers! Lol


5 posted on 05/23/2011 10:25:15 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bratch

I’m not sure why it would leave a mark, why is the DC only releasing some of it? The rest must be more yawn inducing than the others.

Just idle chit chat.


6 posted on 05/23/2011 10:27:12 PM PDT by porter_knorr (http://tinyurl.com/relief4japan Help for Japan!)
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To: Bratch

Is she young and part of the whole “twitter-I-am-in-Starbucks-restroom-taking-a-number-2” generation?

Otherwise how could anyone be so stupid as to say such things?

I know the question is a redundancy but one must wonder what drives a person to be so — stupid?


7 posted on 05/23/2011 10:29:05 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Bratch
Does anyone else find it odd that a biker dude is called Rebecca? Is this like the "Man Named Sue" Johnny Cash sung about?


8 posted on 05/23/2011 10:29:39 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bratch; Al B.; Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; RedMDer; trisham; Bigtigermike; ...
PART TWO

“If you’re asking whether I called Erick Erickson a douchebag once? Absolutely, I probably did, because he’s written some nasty things about my boss.” Minutes later she said, “I believe at the time when I wrote that comment about Erickson he had written a snotty piece about Palin.”

GAME ON!


Sarah Palin's Ping List!


9 posted on 05/23/2011 10:31:54 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

You are a jerk! I am sure you are ugly inside.


10 posted on 05/23/2011 10:32:44 PM PDT by palinsupporter1
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To: palinsupporter1

Mybe I’m ugly, but not as outright stupid as this moron Rebecca. Can you think of a more ill advised thing to do?


11 posted on 05/23/2011 10:35:53 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bratch

The Romney people have been brutally attacking Sarah for years and now Team Sarah is throwing it back at him.

And that is good.


12 posted on 05/23/2011 10:39:28 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Lazlo in PA

What exactly did she do that was so stupid?


13 posted on 05/23/2011 10:40:31 PM PDT by porter_knorr (http://tinyurl.com/relief4japan Help for Japan!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

All she did was defend her boss. And trusted someone. RAM is not stupid she is brilliant, she is too caring.


14 posted on 05/23/2011 10:43:56 PM PDT by palinsupporter1
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To: porter_knorr

These ridiculous comments that are now available to the public for one. Ripping Real Conservatives like DeVore with childish remarks? She should be fired immediately. What else is the DC withholding about the inner working of the family? She is on the Megan McCain list in my book now.


15 posted on 05/23/2011 10:44:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: porter_knorr

Nothing, that is the point. It is a non controversy ginned up the day Frank Bailey’s book comes out by the socalled conservative Daily Caller.


16 posted on 05/23/2011 10:45:05 PM PDT by palinsupporter1
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To: Lazlo in PA

Oh come on. She spoke her mind. You have to admit Rebecca’s comments were refreshing (if true). She is loyal to her boss. If I had an employee who did this I would call her in with face in palms, muttering Rebecca, Rebecca, Rebecca...We all are dreaming of a transparent administration, but keep it toned down for now.


17 posted on 05/23/2011 10:45:37 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: palinsupporter1

So caring she slams DeVore? Give me a break. And Erickson is a sleaze? He is just an activist getting the word out best he can. He does stupid stuff but this line of attack was totally unwarranted.


18 posted on 05/23/2011 10:47:00 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Devore would never have won. You try being on a campaign like RAM and see if you can keep everything secret.


19 posted on 05/23/2011 10:47:19 PM PDT by palinsupporter1
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To: palinsupporter1
Two words for the faux indignant, bed wetting hand wringers...

Adam Clymer

20 posted on 05/23/2011 10:48:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: porter_knorr

Yeah I agree! This activist on the other side decided to cash in I bet on a private conversation or to be exact, tweets by handing it over to the DC.... There are many things said in private that many people already knew about it public: Eric Erikison rakes on people but says some snarky things about people! We all felt pro Palin or not, angered that Bristol was making a stupid decision to get back with Levi and Mitts online coverage is Astro-Turfed


21 posted on 05/23/2011 10:50:33 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: PA Engineer
Oh come on. She spoke her mind.

If this came out from any other candidates #2 with reckless charges towards Palin, I am sure others here would find it as ill advised and grounds for termination as I do on this. Why put this in writing EVER.

22 posted on 05/23/2011 10:51:09 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Devore and his people went after Palin for not endorsing him....RAM was defending her boss.....this stuff isn’t that bad, hell - an aide or Republican supporter to Romney today said that Palin and Bachmann were “crazy women”....we don’t have their names but that wad just as childish as ever


23 posted on 05/23/2011 10:55:24 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Lazlo in PA

So? They are available to see. Big deal! One of her staffer’s has an opinion, and is a little protective over her boss? Good, Sarah has good people working for her, some may be a little green and have to know people are always going to twist what you say. Good grief, as a Californian, I appreciate DeVore - but he was not ready for the big time yet.

So now, you lower yourself to to mock the staffers looks because you can’t clearly articulate what is wrong with her opinions?


24 posted on 05/23/2011 10:57:58 PM PDT by porter_knorr (http://tinyurl.com/relief4japan Help for Japan!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Twitter annoys me for some reason - I have no criticism of what was said, I do think she was a little naive to think it was private communication, unless she put it out there knowing it would get out -

I think Palin speaks pretty clearly herself, and I don’t find a mix of messages at all.


25 posted on 05/23/2011 11:01:28 PM PDT by porter_knorr (http://tinyurl.com/relief4japan Help for Japan!)
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To: Bigtigermike
we don’t have their names but that wad just as childish as ever.

That is my problem with this woman. The childishness. If you have to vent on others in the Party, create a Nome De Plume like the rest of us and go off on FR. Having her name to this and the fact that she is the supposed right hand man of Palin puts this too close. Why should we accept the same crappy behavior from the Conservative side that we get from the Elitist you cite for the "crazy women" comment. Also, just look how far that attitude is getting those dopes. Palin can do much better.

I would even let the Erickson and Mittens thing slide, but DeVore is a solid Conservative and a lot of us were upset with Palin backing the RINO. At no point did anyone get the impression that he is a sleaze looking for a drive time radio slot. I don't like it.

26 posted on 05/23/2011 11:05:32 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: porter_knorr
So now, you lower yourself to to mock the staffers looks because you can’t clearly articulate what is wrong with her opinions?

You bet. Apparently from the attitudes from a majority on this thread, personal insults are cool.

27 posted on 05/23/2011 11:13:42 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Puleeeze, your faux outrage projection is so lame.

Now tell us what you really, really, think of Palin


28 posted on 05/23/2011 11:20:01 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: Sea Parrot

It always has to circle back to PDS doesn’t it. I’m sure all the Palin supporters here are already digging through my posts looking for Palin hate. Feel free to. There will be little more than questioning whether she is running. My surprise is why you as a diehard supporter would circle the wagons on this. I don’t understand why everyone shrugs this off as silly when we wouldn’t accept it from others?


29 posted on 05/23/2011 11:26:01 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Red State had its own purge some months ago, or several.

Some of the more interesting posters who left were Achance and Vassar Bushmills.

I lurk at Red State but only post once every few months, so I don't know all the details.

But I have noted RedState has removed "birthers" and "Paulbots" and doesn't seem too fond of Sarah Palin enthusiasts.

Your mileage may vary.

Cheers!

30 posted on 05/23/2011 11:39:05 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Well, by mocking someone’s appearance, you kind of set yourself up for grief. You’re still not able to articulate what exactly is wrong with the statements, so I find myself bored with the exchange.

Take care -


31 posted on 05/23/2011 11:45:39 PM PDT by porter_knorr (http://tinyurl.com/relief4japan Help for Japan!)
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To: Bigtigermike; Lakeshark; penelopesire; RedMDer; trisham; Al B.; Virginia Ridgerunner; ...

Bad form on Mansour’s part to betray a trust with Sarah Palin to share *confidential* information with anyone. Mansour even worried that the information might be shared. She knew better, so this is very sad. I’m sure she regrets this more than anything, so prayers for her, too.

On the brighter side, Mansour knows exactly who she told! We will soon know the identity of her twitter *friend*.

Lesson learned.

I feel very sad for Sarah Palin. No wonder she finds it hard to trust anyone outside her own family.

Extra prayers for Sarah Palin and her precious family tonight.


32 posted on 05/23/2011 11:47:29 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: grey_whiskers
I lurk at Red State but only post once every few months, so I don't know all the details.

Now that you mention it, the site is getting a little lame. I rarely hit it anymore. I can't even remember my sign in over there anymore. It just seems like they are a day late on news anymore and the news posted is uninteresting. I did not know about the purge but it adds up.

33 posted on 05/23/2011 11:48:31 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bratch
RedState.com founder and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a May 22, 2010, message. “Greasy dumb ass”...

Don't know about the rest of what Rebecca said, but that's an accurate desciption of Erickson.

34 posted on 05/23/2011 11:54:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: porter_knorr
You’re still not able to articulate what exactly is wrong with the statements, so I find myself bored with the exchange.

And here I thought you were a humorless toad. Hilarious.

Regards

35 posted on 05/23/2011 11:54:46 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Oh come on Lazlo, you know what’s published is generally part of half-truths, and in politics it seldom is even a quarter way true if at all.

Someone playing,”He said she said” to get peoples attention should’nt be given any significance when it comes to candidates.


36 posted on 05/24/2011 12:06:05 AM PDT by caww
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To: Lazlo in PA
I'm a Palin supporter. While I think it's was very poor judgment for Rebecca Mansour to use Twitter to convey her thoughts (as anyone should realize by now, electronic messaging is forever) and she likely will suffer the consequences, I really didn't read anything surprising.

Erickson is a self promoter (which is fine) and a regular on CNN’s John King show. Maybe it's just me, but I do have issues with any “Conservative” who is seemingly happy working for CNN or MSNBC.

The Romney Team has a history of backstabbing and the Palin’s daughter has at times seemed goofy. Nothing new here

I think another dynamic is involved here. I find it interesting that these messages ended up at the Daily Caller. Why not The Blaze, or Townhall, or some Left Wing site? Nope, ends up at the Daily Caller, a site which seems to have a rooting interest for a certain potential Republican Presidential candidate, IMO.

37 posted on 05/24/2011 12:06:26 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: caww

It does have significance. She is the inner inner circle of SP’ staff and even though the DC does push Cain, it usually has straight stories and the staffer admitted to all of it to them the second time, so it is true. I just don’t like this behavior.

Don’t panic though. The morning crew will take over in a few hours and keep pummeling me into submission. I expect my ping box to be loaded to the gills till I give a full mea culpa. LOL.


38 posted on 05/24/2011 12:18:19 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bratch

Her tight inner circle doesn’t really get discretion too well, do they?

The fact that Palin’s own daughter gets targeted for snark lessens the sensationalism behind this.

It’s just one person’s catty off the record opinions, not reflective of Palin office gossip.


39 posted on 05/24/2011 12:22:17 AM PDT by harmonium
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To: onyx

Tammy Bruce is ripping the daily caller to shreds on twitter over this, and so, it seems, are the comments after the article.


40 posted on 05/24/2011 12:27:27 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: harmonium

I agree with your post wholeheartedly!!! Palin’s camp has been one if not the best tightly zipped political teams in long while! A story today, quoted Republicans saying that they have no clue what Palin or her staff is up too -nada. They don’t leak strategy , they don’t leak who they hire (others do that) ....etc

So what RAM did probably was the weakest link and other than the Bristol stuff, everything else wasn’t that bad


41 posted on 05/24/2011 12:31:58 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks! I just looked. Doesn’t excuse Mansour for betraying Sarah’s confidence regarding family matters. The other stuff is Mansour’s opinion and I could not possibly care less about that.

Remember to get *some* sleep...lol. Our HERO BIBI addresses Congress at 11:00AM your time and he’s going to speak the unvarnished truth!


42 posted on 05/24/2011 12:36:43 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike

I think there have certainly been a couple big leaks...there’s the book coming out from her former aid, and there’s the in-house emails, and I feel like we’re forgetting some other incidents... but yes, it’s notable that nobody knows her next move, even though she’s telegraphed it with that “fire in her belly” and whatnot.

What’s notable is, nobody would care about tweets or emails from someone in any other politicians camp.


43 posted on 05/24/2011 12:50:08 AM PDT by harmonium
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To: harmonium

She’s probably wise to hold off announcing until these attempts to scare her out of the race blow over. I’d like a Flag Day announcement.


44 posted on 05/24/2011 1:28:58 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: onyx

I didn’t see anything confidential here, really.

I think RAM thought she was talking to a friend, and that friend decided to betray her for who knows what reason.

There’s nothing newsworthy there either. Just the DC trying to embarrass RAM and BigBoss (I like that)...but really, where’s the substance?

Did RAM say things that would pertain to the Governor’s competence? Did she reveal any plans?

No. She was talking for herself like she usually does on Twitter. Her opinions are her own.

The fact that the DC thought that RAMs personal thoughts were newsworthy says more about the DC than it does RAM, who privately was sharing thoughts that I and others share publicly on C4P all the time.


45 posted on 05/24/2011 1:53:13 AM PDT by PowerPro (Conservative Revolution Reborn! Palin/West 2012)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I don't care how close or in Palins circle this supposedly came from...it's still he said she said none-sense...and it has no significance.
46 posted on 05/24/2011 3:05:54 AM PDT by caww
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To: trumandogz

She’s gotta be a freeper. Who here *hasn’t* said the things she’s said?


47 posted on 05/24/2011 3:12:40 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Bratch


Why is Rosie O'Donnell the head policy adviser to Palin?

What kind of person makes fun of their bosses kid?
48 posted on 05/24/2011 3:13:49 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Well at least she didn’t say Obama was clean and articulate. Or call NYC ‘hymie town’.


49 posted on 05/24/2011 3:14:13 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: rintense
None of us are head advisers to Palin.

It doesn't matter what we say... The media won't report it if we make fun of Palin's kids.

When this moron makes fun of Palin's kids behind her back they will.
50 posted on 05/24/2011 3:15:11 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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