Twitter War

Palin Makes Up 'Refudiate'

Somehow, we think “peace-seeking Muslims” aren’t too tuned into Sarah Palin’s Twitter feed: Palin fired off a shot Sunday in the ongoing battle over the planned mosque near Gound Zero when she tweeted, "Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing.” (The mosque is just part of a larger religious community center, which includes a pool, a gym, and an arts center.) In another Tweet, which she later deleted, she asked Muslims to "refudiate" the plans. After several bloggers pointed out her error, she made light of the situation, tweeting, "'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!"