What Was That About a Place in Hell?

6 10 2008

At a campaign stop in California on Saturday, Sarah Palin told one of her cutesy folksy hockey mom stories about reading the quote of the day on her Starbucks mocha cup. The quote was from former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.  “Now she said it, I didn’t,” quipped Palin with her finger in the air.  ” She said, ‘There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.'” In a bit of irony, the crowd was actually  booing Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State, and had to stop so they could laugh and cheer at Palin’s “gotcha” about not supporting women. 

It turns out the actual quote was, “There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t help other women.” Albright responded, saying she was “flattered” Palin chose “to cite me as a source of wisdom” but said the quote “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.”

Palin told her cheering audience to watch and see how her comment is “turned into whatever it’ll be turned into tomorrow with the newspaper.”

Well, this isn’t a newspaper, but I’m going to turn it into this:

Hmmm….Governor Palin, you were saying something about a place in Hell?