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Matt Wilstein

Matt Wilstein

Posted: January 13, 2011 08:00 AM

Sarah Palin tried so hard yesterday with her seven minute-long video response to the Arizona shooting, but she just had to slip the antiquated, anti-Semitic term "blood libel" into her statement. Can we all agree that this latest gaffe is the final nail in the coffin of her downward spiral of a political career?

Below are five of her biggest FAILS over the past couple of years. There are literally hundreds more, so please share your own in the comments below. More comedy videos at:

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  • Using the Term "Blood Libel"

    If you don't count <a href="!/SarahPalinUSA/status/23831859926409216"target="_blank">Twitter</a>, <a href=""target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href=""target="_blank">email to Glenn Beck</a>, this was Palin's first public statement on the Arizona shooting.

  • Coining the Word "Refudiate"

    Palin invented the "<a href="" target="_hplink">word of the year</a>" on Twitter while blasting the Ground Zero Mosque.

  • Writing Crib Notes on Her Hand

    After making fun of Obama for using a teleprompter, it was particularly egregious to see Sarah Palin <a href="" target="_hplink">using notes written on her hand during an interview</a>. This led to endless parodies, my favorite being <a href="" target="_hplink">Robert Gibbs writing "hope and change" on his hand</a> before a press conference.

  • Making the Crosshairs Map

    In the run-up to the 2010 Midterm Elections, Sarah Palin made this <a href="" target="_hplink">"Take Back The 20" map</a> to show which Democrats she wanted the GOP to take out. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who appears on the map, was <a href="" target="_hplink">concerned about it back in March</a> and it has now led to pundits laying some blame on Palin for the shooting.

  • Attempting Stand-up Comedy

    When Sarah Palin went on <em>The Tonight Show</em> early last year, for some reason <a href="" target="_hplink">Jay Leno let her do stand-up</a>. At least the hosts of Fox and Friends got a kick out of it.

  • Pardoning a Turkey In Front of a Turkey Slaughter-House

    This move was <a href="" target="_hplink">just plan odd</a>. Hard to tell if she didn't notice or didn't care.

  • Not Reading

    Palin first major mistake on national TV was her inability to come up with anything that she reads during an interview with Katie Couric. She later couldn't recall any <a href="" target="_hplink">Supreme Court decisions</a> or <a href="" target="_hplink">Founding Fathers</a>.

  • Getting Pranked by Canadians

    Leave it to Canadians to <a href="" target="_hplink">successfully prank call</a> and brutally embarrass Sarah Palin.

  • Quitting as Alaska's Governor

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Leaving her job as Governor of Alaska in the middle of her term</a> didn't exactly make Palin seem any more presidential.

  • Forgetting Joe Biden's Name

    It was Palin's first debate with with Senator Joe Biden, and as her opening "Can I call you Joe?" question demonstrated, she was <a href="" target="_hplink">having trouble nailing his last name</a>. She still messed it up once.


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