Sarah Palin's Attempt To Mock Ocasio-Cortez's 'Fumble' Backfires Spectacularly

Sarah Palin fired off a tweet linking to a story on her website that mocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the incoming Democratic congresswoman from New York, for “fumbling” a statement about “basic civics.” 

People on Twitter quickly reminded the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate of her own history of fumbling. 

Palin’s tweet was about a video in which Ocasio-Cortez referred to the “three chambers of Congress,” then the “three chambers of government,” which she called “the presidency, the Senate and the House.” 

A number of conservative figures mocked Ocasio-Cortez over the misspeak, noting that there are three “branches” rather than chambers, which are the legislative, executive and judiciary.

Ocasio-Cortez replied to her critics on Twitter:  

Palin tweeted a link to the story penned by one of the writers on her website:

Many of the replies referred to events from the 2008 presidential campaign when Palin made a few now-famous flubs while serving as John McCain’s running mate on the GOP ticket:  

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Final Words

“Nuclear weaponry, of course, would be the be-all, end-all of just too many people in too many parts of our planet.” -- CBS interview with Katie Couric, September 25, 2008

Putin

"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where – where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border." -- CBS interview with Katie Couric, September 25, 2008

Continent

"So we discussed what was going on in Africa. And never, ever did I talk about, Well, gee, is it a country or is it a continent, I just don't know about this issue." -- Fox interview with Greta Van Susteren, November 11, 2008

The Tonys

“I don’t know if I should Buenos Aires or Bonjour, or… this is such a melting pot. This is beautiful. I love the diversity. Yeah. There were a whole bunch of guys named Tony in the photo line, I know that.” -- Addressing a Charity of Hope gathering, Hamilton, Ontario, April 15, 2010

Track

“Obviously we loved sports, and the baby was born during the spring track season.” --Going Rogue

Irony

“Believe it or not – this was in the 60s – we used to hustle on over the border for health care that we would receive in Whitehorse…. Isn’t that kind of ironic now. Zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada.” -- Speech in Calgary, Alberta, March 6, 2010

Death Panels

"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil." -- Facebook, Aug. 7, 2009

Messiah

"When the American people elected President Obama they gave him responsibility to handle this disaster. He promised to “heal the earth, and watch the waters recede...” or something far-fetched like that." -- On the oil spill, May 27, 2010

Evolution

“I didn’t believe the theory that human beings – thinking, loving beings – originated from fish that sprouted legs and crawled out of the sea. Or that human beings began as single-celled organisms that developed into monkeys who eventually swung down from the trees.” --Going Rogue

Cologne

“With the gray Talkeetna Mountains in the distance and the first light covering of snow about to descend on Pioneer Peak, I breathed in an autumn bouquet that combined everything small-town America with rugged splashes of the Last Frontier.” --Going Rogue

First Amendment

"I think it's appalling and a violation of our freedom of the press." —On negative media coverage of Republican congressional candidate Vaughn Ward, Boise, Idaho, May 21, 2010

Refudiate

"Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate." —On plans to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero, via Twitter, July 18, 2010

Shakespeare

"'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!" —Tweet, July 18, 2010

Cop

"I'm not politically correct. I am not one to be a word police." -- Fox interview with Chris Wallace Feb. 7 , 2010

Post Script

"I didn't really had a good answer, as so often -- is me." --On writing notes on her hand for the Tea Party convention address, March 5, 2010

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