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On the day after EMILY'S List held a press conference to declare that Sarah Palin does not speak for all women, Sarah Palin took to her Twitter feed to say that pro-choice groups like EMILY's List don't have a corner on speaking for women either.

"Who hijacked term: "feminist"?" she Tweeted Wednesday. "A cackle of rads who want 2 crucify other women w/whom they disagree on a singular issue; it's ironic (& passé)." Bloggers have suggested she meant "gaggle" instead of "cackle."

Palin has been called the "Republican women's Hillary" because of the fervent support she has generated among pro-life conservative women. She has also aggressively promoted female Republican candidates for the 2010 election cycle, but with mixed results. When she endorsed
South Carolina's Nikki Haley before that state's Republican primary, she catapulted Haley to the GOP nomination, which she won in a runoff. But next door in Georgia, a Palin endorsement for former secretary of state Karen Handel wasn't enough to secure the nomination for Handel, who lost in a runoff to former congressman Nathan Deal.

In response to Palin's message Wednesday, EMILY's List posted its own Tweet, pointing out that most of the candidates Palin has endorsed this year are men. "
Palin responds ( on behalf of the sisterhood, but 65.3% of her candidates are men. #SarahDoesntSpeakforMe" EMILY's List endorses only pro-choice, Democratic women.

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Those who perfer Sarah Palin to speak for you is your pro-choice. I don't see how she's a feminist with her gun-toting rhetoric of having a rival on her sights, and every time she opens her mouth she spill out a word that is contrary to what she means to say. Those who refer her to a "Republican women's Hillary" would be considered an insult comparing Sarah's street smart mentality to Hillary's intellect.

August 25 2010 at 2:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

One can definitely tell Palin writes her own "tweets"

August 20 2010 at 6:48 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Palin's Mama Grizzlies sound like they are on the attack... against change and part of the Republican No Revolution.. where as Emily's list only provides another perspective, humorous, within the realms of political discussions, and creatively engages in civilogue. This was a great attention grabber, was serious with humor; and really upped one on presentation to Palin. With some political exceptions, most people recognize that no one person represents the majority. We are basically a nation of a two+ party political system, and everyone knows that incumbent Washingtonians, no matter which party, become complacent and move with the flow of DC. They forget, or lose their passion and stands on issues that got them the job. These civilogues, whether serious or humorous are the preferred format to illustrate the multiple opinions that surround issues... this is more of what weed need to engage in civilized dialogue. It's just that presentation is sometines the issue, some just don't get! They think aggravating is attention too! Someone needs an English major on staff!

August 20 2010 at 2:26 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

I don't see the importance in Emily's List's tweet that "EMILY's List endorses only pro-choice, Democratic women." So what? Sarah Palin supports many different conservative candidates, men and women. Who cares how many of each? I don't get it. Someone please explain why that is important? So far, the women on Emily's list only have two things in common, they are pro choice and are females. They have no other platform, other than women's issues. What about people's issues. We all live in this country, we are all struggling right now, not only monetarily, but emotionally. Waking up every morning wondering what is going to happen today. Surely not every woman is waking up wondering if abortion will be included in the health care bill. If that's all there is for women, I feel sorry for them and Emily's list is certainly not promoting the potential for greatness that all women deserve.

August 19 2010 at 2:31 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

Would rather have Sarah talk for women that any of those endorsed by Emily's List. It is pretty clear that their membership does not include women who are conservative, pro life, pro family and pro marriage.

August 18 2010 at 10:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Emily's list is typical of liberal women- they are one issue voters and don't seem to be able to grasp the larger picture. No wonder they just scream and get no where. I am a single professional woman who has worked in a man's world, but NEVER did these nearsighted liberal women every represent me.!

August 18 2010 at 10:05 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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