Sarah Palin made a mistake on Friday and the media’s collective heart skipped a beat.
While speaking at the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington, she told attendees truth was an “endangered species at 1400 Pennsylvania Ave.”
Palin was criticizing the president at the time, so it’s clear she was referring to the White House and just got the address wrong — the correct address is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
But that’s all it took for an exuberant media to pounce. The very people who make it a habit to look the other way when Obama mispronounces “corpsman” or talks about visiting 57 states took to Twitter in a mad rush to ridicule Palin.
And just as quick to come to her defense was conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin.
“I thought to myself, ‘you sleazeballs,'” Levin said on Friday’s show. “Joe Biden, every single day, puts both feet in his mouth. Do you report that? Do you mock him? No! The president of the United States has a problem pronouncing basic words. Do they mock him? They do not mock him. Harry Reid has trouble standing up straight on the Senate floor. Is he talking to himself? Do they think that’s funny, do they mention that? No! Of course not!”
As is her nature, Palin made light of the gaffe. She tweeted the following:
Doggone it! That explains why my Christmas cards keeps getting returned! pic.twitter.com/j4M35K963i
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) September 26, 2014
And there was no shortage of supporters to stand with her, including Fox News host Greta Van Susteren:
@SarahPalinUSA and how many states does President Obama think there are?
— Greta Van Susteren (@gretawire) September 26, 2014
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) September 26, 2014
No worries, @SarahPalinUSA They are only operating on a 1400 level . . JV some would say.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) September 26, 2014
@SarahPalinUSA LOL You still got ’em scrambling, Governor. God Bless you.
— Steve Flesher (@SflesherC4P) September 26, 2014
— Roland Shones (@RolandShones) September 26, 2014
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