During a rally in California on Saturday, Palin had said, “I’m reading on my Starbucks mocha cup, okay? The quote of the day… It was Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State and U.N. ambassador. … Now she said it, I didn’t. She said, ‘There’s a place in hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.’”
Some pundits pointed out that Palin had misquoted Albright, whose correct statement reads: “here’s a place in hell reserved for women who don’t help other women.”
Albright said in a statement to the Huffington Post on Sunday she was “flattered” that the governor had chosen her “as a source of wisdom,” but that what she said “had nothing to do with politics.”
“This is yet another example of McCain and Palin distorting the truth, and all the more reason to remember that this campaign is not about gender, it is about which candidate has an agenda that will improve the lives of all Americans, including women. The truth is, if you care about the status of women in our society and in our troubled economy, the best choice by far is Obama-Biden,” she added.
I wonder if “helping other women” includes not having them pay for their own rape examination kit.
Anyway, if Palin gets her campaign strategy off a Starbucks cup, I guess McCain is using a coke can: “Please recycle”.