Skip to comments.What a top aide to Sarah Palin really thinks about Mitt Romney,Bristol Palin,Erick Erickson and more
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 bosss 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 Govs 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 Romneys presence online is just an AstroTurf brigade.
Would love to tell Mitts 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 cant 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.
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How can any intelligent person have such intimate conversations with someone they've never met in person? It's mind-boggling.
Except for playing right into the libs hands or set up; this story is meaningless.
Just a bunch of bs true or not.
Whoever told you “just be yourself” couldn’t have given you worse advice.
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
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.
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?
You are a jerk! I am sure you are ugly inside.
Mybe I’m ugly, but not as outright stupid as this moron Rebecca. Can you think of a more ill advised thing to do?
The Romney people have been brutally attacking Sarah for years and now Team Sarah is throwing it back at him.
And that is good.
What exactly did she do that was so stupid?
All she did was defend her boss. And trusted someone. RAM is not stupid she is brilliant, she is too caring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Devore would never have won. You try being on a campaign like RAM and see if you can keep everything secret.
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
You bet. Apparently from the attitudes from a majority on this thread, personal insults are cool.
Puleeeze, your faux outrage projection is so lame.
Now tell us what you really, really, think of Palin
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?
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.
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 -
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*.
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.
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.
Don't know about the rest of what Rebecca said, but that's an accurate desciption of Erickson.
And here I thought you were a humorless toad. Hilarious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tammy Bruce is ripping the daily caller to shreds on twitter over this, and so, it seems, are the comments after the article.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
She’s gotta be a freeper. Who here *hasn’t* said the things she’s said?
Well at least she didn’t say Obama was clean and articulate. Or call NYC ‘hymie town’.