Reality-television curiosity Sarah Palin has a crazy spokesperson who can’t seem to shut up on Twitter. That’s fine when you’re attacking the liberal elite, but it’s not so fine when the person paid to promote the Palin basic-cable brand is instead verbally attacking one of the actual Palins who makes basic-cable programs. This is what Sarah’s spokesperson Rebecca Mansour has been caught doing: criticizing and insulting abstinence icon Bristol Palin. This is what Mansour wrote about poor Bristol, just because Bristol committed the apparent sin of wanting to get back together with the father of her baby: “Two words: Patti Davis. Okay three more: Ron Reagan Junior. Two more: Billy Carter. Doesn’t your family have one?” By “one” here, Mansour means “embarrassment to a political family.” And she gets paid for this? We would like to apply for the job of insulting the Palin family while being paid by the Palin family. Sarah, call us!
Our Internet crush Alex Pareene explains the other sins Mansour committed, on Twitter:
Tucker Carlson’s Internet Tendency has published a series of private Twitter messages sent by Rebecca Mansour, Sarah Palin’s closest advisor, to an unknown “online-only acquaintance.” The direct messages forwarded to the Daily Caller were sent in the summer of 2010, and they contain a number of unflattering descriptions of various figures in the Republican party and the conservative press ….
Mansour calls Palin “BigBoss” and Mitt Romney “Mittens.” She says “Evangelicals 4 Mitt” is a “fake org.” She calls blogger and CNN personality Erick Erickson “a total douchebag” and a “greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion.”
Is “greasy” a thing people still say? Is Erick Erickson of an ethnicity that’s usually the target of such slurs? Danish or something? Also, didn’t Wonkette ex-editor Jim Newell invent the nickname “Mittens” for Romney? We have never seen “Mittens” anywhere else, mostly because we’ve only ever read about Mitt Romney in Jim Newell posts. [Salon]