Palinisms: Did she really say that?

Did she really say that?
Feb. 9 2011 3:10 AM

Palinisms

Did Sarah Palin really say that?

Sarah Palin.

"So I listened to that Sputnik moment talk over and over again, and I think, No, we don't need one of those. You know what we need is a Spudnut moment. … The Spudnut shop in Richland, Wash., it's a bakery, it's a little coffee shop that's so successful, 60-some years, generation to generation, a family-owned business, not looking for government to bail them out and make their decisions for them. It's just hard-working patriotic Americans in this shop. We need more Spudnut moments in America, and I wish that President Obama would understand in that heartland of America, what it is that really results in the solutions that we need to get this economy back on the right track. It's a shop like that."—on President Obama's State of the Union address, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren*, Jan. 26, 2011

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Jacob Weisberg is chairman and editor-in-chief of The Slate Group and author of The Bush Tragedy. Follow him on Twitter.

*Correction, Feb. 9, 2011: Greta Van Susteren's name was originally misspelled.

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