Governor Palin slams Chris Matthews and mocks liberal hypocrisy over her "shuck and jive" comment

Via Facebook:

For the record, there was nothing remotely racist in my use of the phrase "shuck and jive" – a phrase which many people have used, including Chris Matthews, Andrew Cuomo, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to name a few off the top of my head. In fact, Andrew Cuomo also used the phrase in reference to Barack Obama, and the fact that Mr. Cuomo and I used the phrase in relation to President Obama signifies nothing out of the ordinary. I would have used the exact same expression if I had been writing about President Carter, whose foreign policy rivaled Obama’s in its ineptitude, or about the Nixon administration, which was also famously rocked by a cover-up.

I’ve been known to use the phrase most often when chastising my daughter Piper to stop procrastinating and do her homework. As she is part Yup’ik Eskimo, I’m not sure if this term would be deemed offensive when it’s directed at her or if it would be considered benign as in the case of Chris Matthews’ use of it in reference to Rachel Maddow. Just to be careful, from now on I’ll avoid using it with Piper, and I would appreciate it if the media refrained from using words and phrases like igloo, Eskimo Pie, and “when hell freezes over,” as they might be considered offensive by my extended Alaska Native family.

The outrageously outraged reaction to this expression from perennial hypocrites like Chris Matthews has only made me laugh. Mr. Matthews, let me share with you my favorite Irish toast: “May we always be happy, and may our enemies always know it.”

– Sarah Palin

Here’s video of Obama spokeman Jay Carney using the phrase "shuck and jive" over a year ago:

(h/t Adrienne)


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  • DannydeGracia2

    That’s awesome that Sarah Palin put them in their place!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • Dan C

    Sarah is the best, and this is one reason why! 

  • Jean_A

    Right on!  Right on!

  • Mr.L

    SAY IT!!!!! 

  • virginiagentleman1

    It doesn’t pay to get on the wrong side of Sarah Palin!  She will cut you into bloody little ribbons, all the while smiling her winning smile and using the power of truth and humor to emasculate her adversarys.

    Geeezzzz, you’d think liberal these idiots would have realized that by now!

    • Juli C

      They don’t know how to quit while they still have a head. lol. She will chew it off spit it out and then some.

      • virginiagentleman1

        Juli!   How are you milady?!  Gosh, it has been a long time since we last talked! VG

        • Juli C

          Doin good and yourself? Yes it has been a while. I have been out here observing the fray. Using my twitter account instead of FB. Good to hear from you.

          • virginiagentleman1

            Getting better every day, milady!  My heart is on the mend and my strength is returning. Lost a bunch of weight, down to a ‘skinny’ 203lbs, but a heart attack does that I guess. I DO NOT recommend having a heart attack as a way to lose weight! lol  VG

            • Juli C

              Glad to hear you are on the mend. I will keep you in my prayers. Better on your heart with the weight loss. My honey has a longer than 6 inch aorta and gained a lot of weight the year after because I wouldn’t let him even lift his arms over is head for a year. He has dropped a whole 100 lbs and still working on the rest. I don’t need to lose any but I do have to maintain my 125 now that I am over 50. lol Anyway so good catching up. Take care of yourself. Every day above ground is GOOD.

              • virginiagentleman1

                "Everyday above ground is good"!  So true milady! 
                Lets keep it that way, for you, your honey, and me, and anyone else who isn’t ready to cash in their chips! DEAL?!

    • palmerguy

      I’ve said this before – if the come looking for a battle of wits with Sarah Palin, they are only coming half prepared.

      • virginiagentleman1

        Too true!  Palin is armed and dangerous at all times, and the libs line up like dumb targets waiting to be shot!

        Once again, she proves that when it comes to a match of wits, the liberals are woefully underpowered!

        • Polarbearpapa

          true…very true….

          And how are you feeling tonight Sir….

          • virginiagentleman1

            Much better my dear friend! Thank you so much for asking!
             My lungs seem to be clear of fluids and I am breathing easily. I’ll be on the diuretics for a very long time to keep the fluids from building up again, but hey, thats sooo much better then not being able to breath! 
            I spent much of the day walking in the warm Virginia sunshine, under the watchful eye of the Boss, of course!  She has a couple of days off and is walking with me.
            Recovery is going slowly, but steadily. Sometime in Febuary or March, I’m tentively scheduled to receive a defibulator implanted in my chest.

            Other then that, life is sweet and a joy Papa.
            I hope all is well with you and Milady Theresa and that both of you are in good health and spirits.
            The Boss sends you both a big thank you for your kind words and encouragement. She was just a bit leary of blogging in a forum such as this.     VG

            • Polarbearpapa

              We will continue to pray for your full recovery….why have any restrictions…..

    • amaze830

      Now, you have to be patience with these liberals.  They are slow learners.  LOL

    • conservativemama

      They’ll never learn because they’ve convinced themselves that she’s too stupid to outsmart them.  It’s almost like an invisibility cloak (Harry Potter) they’ve given Palin.  She’s stealth.   They never see her coming.

      • virginiagentleman1

        So true!!

  • Sue Lynn

    Great ….Smack….Pow….

  • RedDaveR

    Great response by Gov. Palin.

  • Guest

    Go Get ‘em Sarah !!

    I Love this woman………….

  • Guest

    Laughing with Sarah !!!
    Two edged sword is gleaming….

  • UnhyphenatedAmericanVet

    I’m pretty sure this is how to say "Bite Me" with colorful and just words!

  • cuatrocinco45

    Maybe Gov Palin is just a big BeeGees fan.  "Just your jive talkin’, telling me lies…Nobody believes what you say, It’s just your jive talkin’, That gets in the way
    Are the Bee Gees racist?
    Actually, that could be a cute idea for her to put out a video of Obama’s, Clinton’s, and Rice’s dissembling on Libya with that song in the background.  Or just a bunch of Obama statements with that song in the background.    Similar to some of those nice videos she put out back in 2010.  If Obama can sing Al Green, she can hit him with her own soul number.

    Personally, once I saw her use the phrase I immediately thought of this scene from Airplane

    • MiBones

       Bee Gees I would like to forget. Airplane I love to remember.

  • OpedAnderson

    My hero…..

  • Daisy May

    Chris Matthews is a disgrace period

  • CapitalG

    Mr. Matthews, let me share with you my favorite Irish toast: “May we always be happy, and may our enemies always know it.”

    There she goes again. Why do the Irish always have to be associated with alcohol? That is dog whistle Irish racism!

    I heard something about an apology and was hoping she didn’t cave to the outrageously outrageous outrage without raging against the Lame Stream Media smear machine.

  • DocBarry1

    Your first post was right on and your second post shows the LSM how far they have fallen from their duty- where is their outrage and outcry against this administration – they lied to the LSM and they still stand with this administration that has a lot of explaining to do

    Shame on the LSM and, again, may God continue to bless Governor Palin

  • TSM_Admin

    She’s still got her quick wit!

    • idesign2

      She will always have it..:)

  • Lemuel Vargas

    And I thought Sarah Palin was irrelevant??

  • PatrickDownUnder

    Our nations must be joined at the hip. Just this week our Prime Minister and her minions feigned outrage and offence at an innocuous comment and a non-existent inference. That’s about the fifth time in one month.

    Like your leader, she has no record to stand on, no achievements, no idea and no clue. The only option is to polarise and focus on her opposition with whatever she can throw at them.

    Like the Dems and their liberal supporters, and their increasingly pathetic behaviour… it is PURE DESPERATION.

    Be encouraged!

  • tp517

    I still wish it were Sarah that was running instead of Romney. As it is, I agree that Obama has to go.
    Then the only question to be answered will be how much of a disappointment will Romney and the rest of the Washington crowd be.

    • wodiej

      Like others, you are admitting defeat and are expecting failure before Romney and Ryan have even begun.  If he doesn’t do well, we can elect someone new.  But we should at least give him a shot. 

  • blueniner

    Lets see if we can find an African American at whitey Chris Mattews ‘ sons wedding among the guests….well….

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