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Bristol Palin Strikes Back At Keith Olbermann For 'Worst Person' Selection (VIDEO)


First Posted: 12/03/10 08:07 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

Bristol Palin struck back at Keith Olbermann after the MSNBC host dubbed her the "Worst Person In The World" for her role as a spokesperson for abstinence with the Candies Foundation.

On his Monday show, Olbermann mocked the selection of Palin as a role model for abstinence -- and her ad promoting it with The Situation -- given her status as one of the country's most famous teen mothers.

"That's like saying George Bush kept us safe, except for that 9/11 thing!" he said.

On Thursday, Palin posted a long reply to Olbermann on her Facebook page:

Accusing me of hypocrisy is by now, an old canard. What Mr. Olbermann lacks in originality he makes up for with insincere incredulity. Mr. Olbermann fails to understand that in order to have credibility as a spokesperson, it sometimes takes a person who has made mistakes. Parents warn their children about the mistakes they made so they are not repeated. Former gang members travel to schools to educate teenagers about the risks of gang life. Recovered addicts lecture to others about the risks of alcohol and drug abuse. And yes, a teen mother talks about the benefits of preventing teen pregnancy. I have never claimed to be perfect. If that makes me the "worst person in the world" to Mr. Olbermann, then I must apologize for not being absolutely faultless like he undoubtedly must be. To Mr. Olbermann let me say this: you can attack me all you want. But you will not stop me from getting my message out about teen pregnancy prevention. And one day, if you ever have a daughter, you may change your mind about me.

Olbermann did not reply directly to Palin, but he did respond to someone on Twitter, who said Palin had shown "the class and kindness Keith will never know."

"So what if she's leading to more teenage pregnancies by pushing abstinence-only, which DOES... NOT... WORK," Olbermann shot back.

Watch Olbermann's original criticism:

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