Sarah Palin is obviously an amazing media phenomenon, evidenced by the fact that she can make news simply by re-tweeting
someone else's post.
(Re-tweeting is when you take something one person posted on Twitter and forward it to your network of Twitter followers).
In this instance, Palin re-tweeted something originally sent out by gay conservative radio host Tammy Bruce. Angered by Republican opposition to the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Bruce wrote: "But this hypocrisy is just truly too much. Enuf already--the more someone complains about the homos the more we should look under their bed."
Bruce took Palin's re-tweet to mean that the former Alaska governor was endorsing her position. Bruce tweeted:
"I think @SarahPalinUSA RT my tweet is her first comment on DADT, treatment of gays & attempts to marginalize us--thank you Governor."
Bruce currently serves as chairperson of the advisory board for the gay conservative group GOProud. GOProud recently made news when some prominent social conservative groups announced they were boycotting
the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) because the gay group would play a prominent role at the event.
Palin has not commented on any of this -- which has gained notice from CNN
-- but I can't help but think that Bruce may be unfairly (or at least prematurely) interpreting Palin's actions. Re-tweeting, it is generally agreed, does not
necessarily constitute an endorsement.