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Sarah Palin Also Has a Secret Twitter Account So She Can Follow Herself

The spelling error is almost poetic.
Last week, we brought you the news that Sarah Palin had a secret Facebook account registered to her personal Gmail address, which was mistakenly revealed in her ex-aide Frank Bailey’s book transcript. Now, we’ve found a Twitter account registered to that same e-mail address: mckinely777, which is listed under the name “sarah.” What does Sarah Palin use her secret Twitter account for? Pretty much just to follow her other Twitter account. She’ll do anything to increase that follower count and seem more popular, we guess. Or she just really likes herself. Both?

By the time we got to the mckinely777 account last night, it hadn’t posted any tweets, or they had been scrubbed before we got there. The account followed SarahPalinUSA first, of course. It also follows the Drudge Report and Newt Gingrich. It didn’t have any followers of its own when we came across it. But really, who would follow a dummy account that only exists to follow SarahPalinUSA?

In retrospect, it does seem kind of strange that the non-denial denial Palin posted on Facebook on Wednesday mentioned “fake” Twitter accounts:

On a side note, there’s always buzz about fake Sarah Palin Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please know that this is my only authentic Facebook account and SarahPalinUSA is my only authentic Twitter account. Pay no attention to the fake accounts and their fake messages.

At the time, nobody in the press was accusing her of having a personal Twitter account, just a personal Facebook account. So this seems like it was a preemptive move to deny the existence of a personal Twitter account that would eventually surface.

Which makes sense, because even though we never mentioned it in our earlier posts, Palin’s people knew we knew there was a Twitter account registered to her personal e-mail address. Last Monday night, after we plugged the e-mail address into Facebook, we went to Twitter. Twitter lets you see if there are accounts registered to the e-mail addresses in your e-mail contacts. So we added the Palin Gmail to our contacts and were able to see that she had an account, but we weren’t able to see what it was. Twitter will only let you see a contact’s account is if she allows herself to be found by her e-mail address. So we clicked to request the user to allow herself to be found by e-mail.

Between then and the time we put up the post on the Facebook account the following morning, we never checked to see if Palin clicked the button on the e-mail that arrived in her Gmail box asking her to allow herself to be found on Twitter. But apparently she really is that dumb, because when we looked at Twitter again yesterday, we were able to see what profile is registered to that Gmail account. Now we know why the non-denial mentioned “fake” Twitter accounts.

According to Twitter, the mckinely777 account was created way back on January 24, 2010. Based on the “wall” posts of the first Facebook account that was created after “Lou Sarah” was, we know the “Lou” account dates to at least November 2009. Both came into being only months after the last e-mail excerpted in Bailey’s book.

By the way, Google will never reassign a Gmail address that was already registered once, even if the user deleted their account. So nobody but Sarah Palin could have used that account unless she allowed it or she was hacked. Given that the account is still in operation (and she’s not suing any hapless college kids), that seems unlikely.

Anyway, who in the world would name her account “mckinely777″? Somebody who loves Alaska so much that Mt. McKinley is the first thing that comes to mind when she thinks of a random name, but somebody who also can’t spell “McKinley.” Yeah, that sounds like Sarah Palin. [Twitter]

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  1. SmutBoffin

    Not only is she a failure in Real Life (vast piles of cash aside), but she is a failure in Internet Life, which is the more important Life.

  2. arihaya

    next scoop:

    "Sarah Palin has a secret Wonkette account to comment on Wonkette stories about Sarah Palin"

      1. arihaya

        relax,,, if she is the downfister, she will only downfist half of the comments here,,

        the other half will be safe because she will quit before finished downfisting

        1. ChessieNefercat

          So there's an advantage to not being able to comment until a hundred comments in. That's nice to know.

    1. Barbara_i

      Cool, now I can leave Sarah a message.
      Hey Sarah,
      It's really horrible how you are going to tease people into sending money because you are "hinting" at running for POTUS. You have 12 million+ and you are taking money from people who may not be able to afford it. Money is not the lovely deodorant that you think it is.

      P.S. suck my dick!

  3. Snarke_Diem

    And here I thought we'd never have a politician so paranoid as Richard Nixon.

    Lou Sarah puts him to shame; makes him look reasonably sane.

  4. Weenus299

    Hurry! We must mate her with Charlie Sheen before he dies and she hits menopause.

    It's the only way to create the race of self-important komodo dragons.

    1. teebob2000

      I find it difficult to believe that 298 users before you took some variant of the username "Weenus".

      Oh — hang on, this is Wonkette, isn't it.

    1. Negropolis

      Dana Denali. Some girl's going to take that as a porn name if it hasn't been, already.

    1. SilverTsunami

      Would she have been a different person if her learning disability had been identified, and adjusted for, when she was still in school?

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      Actually it's kind of boring anyway. The whole time I'm reading it, I'm thinking, "Damnit, Jack get to the bit about how she can't even spell the name of the highest, most famous mountain in her home state."

  5. Snarke_Diem

    Also, too: Lou Sarah knows that the number "666" (Mark Of The Beast aka Satan) is the one truly associated with herself. She thought she was being clever when she chose "777" instead.

  6. Sophist [APPLESAUCE]

    Trolly McDownfisterton is back, so upfists all around.

    p.s. Sheesh, even Narcissus only looked at one refection of himself at a time. Sarah's world is like a million funhouse mirrors reflecting vapid nothingness.

    1. Jukesgrrl

      Downfisting is such a juvenile empty gesture, it seems like something Bible Spice would enjoy. She probably has her whole family doing it.

      Watch out, Sister, your kids read enough of these articles and they're liable to come over to our side.

  7. Clancy_Pants

    Jack you missed your calling. You could have been a star on "The first 48" (well provided you eat a box of donuts for breakfast every day, have a cup of coffee glued to your palm and a wear a polyester tie that ends above your navel).

  8. EatsBabyDingos

    Sarah is trying to game the Googlz' logyrhythm. That's the "ploop ploop ploop" sound from the ol' banyo, ameego.

  9. LionelHutzEsq

    The interesting thing is that she chose 777, which is just one greater for each digit from 666. Clearly, Sarah Palin has become a Muslim, and now she is busy preparing the way for the new Alaskan Caliphate. It's in the Bible People!!! Just ask Glenn Beck!

    1. EatsBabyDingos

      Actually, I remember the Pixies telling me that 777 is God, because man is 555, the devil corned the six market, and his monkey was going to heaven.

          1. LionelHutzEsq

            "You have just reached 888-Bristol. It is so hot here in Arizona, that I've had to take off my parka and slather my nearly naked body with moose grease to keep from burning. Would you like to spread some grease on me….."

          2. Sophist [APPLESAUCE]

            The only phone-sex line that charges more to hang up than to keep talking.

            Worth every penny, too.

  10. ttommyunger

    "Sarah has a secret twitter account so she can follow herself" Also has another secret place where she can finger herself; and I understand it's as big as a fucking Horse-Collar.

      1. ttommyunger

        You're welcome, and since you liked that so much, her asscrack looks like a torn pocket with a hole in the bottom of it.

    1. NorthStarSpanx

      Bristol would have voted for herself too, if she remembered to follow-through. At least her mom starts something, even if it is only to quit halfway through.

  11. Worthly Wokette Skum

    She actually started "project McKinley" during the 2008 race. She was thinking of herself as Teddy Roosevelt.

    1. NorthStarSpanx

      As the 21st Century Rough Rider, except with Chavez sponsored sno-go's and Eskimo's and subArctic Indians instead of those 9 out of 10 Indians he felt were good as dead.

      Actually, modeling herself after Teddy makes more sense than Reagan – she been workin her "cowboy" image and robust masculinity hard.

  12. PsycWench

    I wonder if the anonymous downfister knows that everytime he/she goes on a rampage and it's pointed out, multiple Wonketters upfist everyone? This results in more thumbs-ups than we would have otherwise.

    1. Snarke_Diem

      I'm thinking Lou Sarah sub-contracted Brisket to handle downfisting at Wonkette. Her lectures-on-abstinence gig has tanked so she needs the cash.

    2. OC_Surf_Serf

      …when yer freshly minted pee goes down by one before yer very eyes ya almost want to got to Brightfart and start downslammin…but then another Wonkette comment makes me laugh 'till the tears dry up.

    3. TanzbodenKoenig

      I love when I see them slappin each other on the back in the Breitbart comments about how "they really showed Wonkette" as if we just fall to pieces when someone is too cowardly to actually troll and too dumb to realize that half of us prolly want negative p points, that red stands out quite a bit

    4. MarshallBanana

      Actually, I HAVE noticed everybody's pee-score rising considerably lately, and attributed it to that exact phenomenon.

  13. Progressiveinga

    She follows herself. She friends herself. You KNOW she googles herself. Has anyone alerted Xtine O'Donnell to all of this masturbatory behavior?

  14. DashboardBuddha

    I once went to mount McKinley, but she said I wasn't her type.

    Btw…did ya'll know that Denali means "the high one"? Them Indians were pretty fricken' smart.

        1. NorthStarSpanx

          Ah gee DbB, it means the Great One or the Ancient One. Mistook your moniker for sage and thoughtful consciousness.

          Realizing that I'm at Wonkette, I'll give you a pass or open myself up to snarky backlash. I've been meaning to take up cutting as an emotional release, but this environment is just as therapeutic.

  15. hagajim

    Is all of this following of ones self some kind of weird technological masturbation? Why doesn't she just upfist herself….repeatedly.

  16. BaldarTFlagass

    "Last Monday night, after we plugged the e-mail address into Facebook, we went to Twitter. Twitter lets you see if there are accounts registered to the e-mail addresses in your e-mail contacts. So we added the Palin Gmail to our contacts and were able to see that she had an account, but we weren’t able to see what etc etc etc…"

    You guys are, like, internet detectives or somethin'!!

    1. mereoblivion

      But on their wedding night she made Todd keep his eyes closed, and now and then had to remind him "No peeking, stupid."

  17. Tundra Grifter

    "Pay no attention to the fake accounts and their fake messages."

    How about if I just don't attention to any of this? Ever…

  18. Schmannnity

    "What does Sarah Palin use her secret Twitter account for? Pretty much just to follow her other Twitter account."

    The blind following the blind.

    1. ChessieNefercat

      What on earth did people of her arresting array of pathologies do before facebook and the twitter? Rent PO boxes and send themselves letters? Install another phoneline and call themselves?

      I've known some self-absorbed people, but hoo-boy, that shrieking dunce is in a class of her own.

  19. baconzgood

    DOWN FISTY!!!! Try as you may you cannot take my impenetrable won-oh-six!!! My Wonkette homies have got my back and I thiers!

  20. arihaya

    btw "mckinley" most certainly refers to Mount McKinley of Alaska,, also known as Denali or The "High" One, which might also refer to the situation of Sarah Palin's daughter Willow

  21. Selfish_T

    And she's also blocking people who try to follow her. Unless she just has something against me personally, which I doubt.

    1. ChessieNefercat

      That would seem to match her general attitude toward the media: Leave me alone, stop making things up, hey, hey, look at me!

    1. NorthStarSpanx

      She's probably sneering bad today, those delicate, limp, girly-man Hollywood Star(lets) had the nerve to give Sorkin an Academy Award last night.

      Katie Couric got the duPont, Cronkite and a Reliable Resources Award for asking her such hard hitting questions like, "What newspapers do you read" while Sorkin ripped her a new asshole for being a bad blood-lust hunter with press on nails.

      What's next? An EGOT for Andrew Sullivan?

  22. Extemporanus

    For every self-reflexive social network sock puppet account linked to Sarah Palin by Sarah Palin, I'll bet ya Trigs to TruckNutz that there's another such account linked to Sarah Palin by Todd Palin and each member of the quitter's litter.

      1. mereoblivion

        But no matter how many times Bristol and Co. get knocked up they won't be shooting out any popes.

    1. chickensmack

      Do the practitioners who edit that manual realize how many American capitalist princesses will go undiagnosed, and not receive the treatment* they deserve?

      * getting their ass beaten for being a self-indulgent person

  23. SheriffRoscoe

    Sarah must really be good at multi-tasking. Why, between creating fake social networking accounts for the purpose of following each other, where does she find the time to raise her retarded baby, chase boys out of Willow's bedroom, write "books", and work on her persecution complex?


    1. Snarke_Diem

      She's a classic "smoke & mirrors" personality: she injects herself into as many things as possible so looks to be incredibly busy, yet does NOTHING well.

      1. NorthStarSpanx

        I'd also imagine that reading all those awesome Queen Esther emails from her prayer warriors is quiet the time suck too. And since she trusts NO ONE, you know she has to read it all herself to validate how amazing she is.

        How does she do it?

    1. Negropolis

      That's easy. Think up some Alaskan landmark, and then think of a way to incorrectly spell it, and you've got a headstart. Either that, or follow the maiden name. Really, she's that predictable.

  24. Snarke_Diem

    Someone should find out how many fake Facebook and/or Twitter accounts are maintained by the First Dud aka Todd Palin. I think "Ted Haggard" whenever I see his face . . .

  25. Snarke_Diem

    Important disclaimer: don't be confused by my avatar. I am not Lou Sarah, formerly known as Sarah Palin. That is all.

  26. chascates

    If she ever did become President she would change the missile strike code to something simple like 'nucular' or 'doomsday'.

      1. NorthStarSpanx

        She's not that imaginative. I think the honor would go to any member of her family, dad, brother, mom, sisters, kids. . .a derivative of her own name perhaps?

  27. chickensmack

    Chickensmack: SARAH PALIN SUCKS!

    Not_Chickensmack: God damn right. I want to fuck you so much, Chicken.

    Chickensmack: Thank you for believing in me, Not_Chickensmack!

  28. Terry

    "But really, who would follow a dummy account that only exists to follow SarahPalinUSA?"

    Perhaps if someone cared enough to check, they'd find a whole slew of fake supporters for Sarah both on Facebook and Twitter. I swear, she acts like a 13 yr old schoolgirl.

    1. zhubajie

      Is there a 3rd level, fake Twitter and Facebook accounts to follow the fake ones found so far?

  29. prommie

    Oh come on, can't we be grown-up about this? Masters and Johnson proved long ago that almost everyone "twitters themself," to use this new slang term. And the rest who claim that they don't are lying! Ha ha, I love that joke. But really, so what if Sarah Palin twitters herself? I'm not afraid to admit it, I twitter myself all the time.

  30. PublicLuxury

    What causes this deep seeded need for attention? Was Sarah a vicitm of clergy abuse? Maybe she was a willing participant? Cumming for Jeebus is always popular with the fundie sect.

    1. Jukesgrrl

      Judging by how her father acted when "she" shot that poor caribou, I'd guess our Snowbilly was over-praised as a child.

  31. AntonovBureau

    Hmm, this sounds like the various throw-away email accounts I use to sign up to conservative websites, emails like sara4prezusa, sarah4evar, all of which have various misspellings of Wasilla as their password.

    oh, I won't sue you if you hack those accounts, but the most interesting things you will find are daily updates from Joe the Plumber and other such dignitaries.

      1. AntonovBureau

        Yeah, the sad thing is I actually keep forgetting what spelling mistake I made so I probably have like 10 accounts with similar variations now.

        If this were 1998, I'd be thinking that I would make million$ from selling those accounts on to someone

  32. EdFlintstone

    Sarah should of helped Tahd with the iron dog race. Sarah would of had a second snowmachine(snowmobile to the non-retodded) at the half way mark he could of jumped onto to win the race.

  33. seppdecker

    With a head full of straw, no heart, and chickening out of her first term, she could have been mistaken for Scarecrow, Tinman or the Lion.

    With those red pumps, you might have even pictured her as Dorothy (if that's your thing).

    "Pay no attention to the fake accounts and their fake messages."

    Clearly, she is the Wizard.

  34. MistaEko

    The use of "777" shows what some have known all along – Palin is actually a robot serving as a viral marketing tool for the software team at Bungie.

    Launching with the program's election to Governor in 2006, the program initially was meant to speak and tweet in humorous codes and riddles, leading the fan base to learn of Halo 3's drop date in 2007. Like so many prototypes, it was riddled with bugs – a problem yet to be resolved. So unnoticed was the initial launch that the Bungie team tried again on a grander scale in the 2008 election for its drop of Halo: ODST. Indeed, the infamous Katie Couric interview, when dissected in sound editor, points you to the locations of the Engineers in ODST.

    The sale of Bungie to Microsoft led to numerous unforeseen consequences, leading ultimately the defunding of the Palin Project wherein the program "stepped down" in order to avoid further fallout for the team. Unfortunately, like so many Bungie side projects, they take on a life of their own…

    /damn good coffee at work today

  35. DangerHelvetica

    I usually don't double comment on posts, but this has been rattling around in my think pan since we heard about Lou Sarah. Sarah Palin has legions of followers. Millions? I dunno, whatever the number is, it's truly frightening. There are sycophants just hanging on her every move, waiting for the opportunity to reassure her that she is just the best mom/politician/foreign policy analyst/piece of ass that ever was. People would probably die for her, if she asked.

    So why the hell does she feel the need to sockpuppet as one lonely voice out of millions?

  36. AKHottie

    Well, now I'm confused. I thought her bff Christine O'Donnell (who's Knotta Which) said friending and twittering one's self is adultary or something like that. Does Todd know about this?

  37. Negropolis

    At what age did Sarah stop developing emotionally? These antics are like pre-teen territory, here.

  38. zhubajie

    Does she actually do any work? Or just monitor Facebook and Twitter? How many layers of this are there, anyway?

  39. q_tion_evrythng

    To answer your questions–on a stack of Fundie Bibles–No. Yes. Don't know 4 sure, but
    the Twitler, one of her actual litter, and/or one of her flying monkeys actually troll the Internets. After giving examples of her mental problems on my post, there was a reply (posted 2 weeks later) to my post, saying Sarah Palin is full of moral values and I am a high school mean girl.

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