Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Rebecca Mansour, Sarah Palin's attack dog - UPDATE

A writer from The Daily Caller obtained confirmation about some nasty Twitter communications by Sarah Palin's gatekeeper, Rebecca Mansour.

The Gatekeeper

RAM is very good at calling people names, including Sarah Palin's "beautiful, brave" daughter Bristol!

A series of messages forwarded to The Daily Caller show a top aide to former Alaska Gov. and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocking top political figures and even her boss’s own daughter, Bristol Palin.

About Bristol:

“Two words: Patti Davis. Okay three more: Ron Reagan Junior. Two more: Billy Carter. Doesn’t your family have one?” Mansour said.

“She will hold her at arm’s length. Even Thatcher was never able to disown her screw up son Mark. It’s a Mom thing,” Mansour wrote.

Another interesting tidbit is how upset Sarah Palin really was when Joe McGinniss moved next door last summer. [Becky has a very affectionate nickname for Sarah...]

When author Joe McGinnis moved next door to Palin, prompting a protest by her, Mansour told her correspondent, a pro-Palin activist, “Time to find a way to go medieval on this McGinniss. Don’t be fooled by the light tone of the [Facebook] post. The BigBoss is so upset by this.”

The BigBoss

In response to an unknown suggestion by the recipient of the messages, Mansour wrote “I was thinking more along the lines of mailing him a dead fish.”

We have observed how charming and engaging Rebecca Mansour can be, these messages on Tweeter just confirm what we already knew. She constantly challenges the media when they fail to cover her boss's every breath, which looks a bit desperate. I'm not sure the attacks on other politicians was a good idea, though.

I wonder if Becky will tweet something about how the BigBoss reacted to the disparaging remarks about her "beautiful, harworking" daughter. Didn't she get the memo about leaving Sarah's children alone?

These messages were sent privately, they were not public tweets, but there's always a chance of these things coming to light. Becky may have proven herself to be a very naive attack dog...

As predicted, the reaction of Sarah Palin's aides (that would include Becky, no?) to Frank Bailey's book Blind Allegiance consists of personal attacks on the author. They couldn't quite paint him as a perverted peeping-tom like they did with McGuinniss, but as Malia Litman pointed out, they didn't dispute the contents of the book. I wonder which dead animal Bailey could expect to find in his mail box?


Ben Smith reveals the identity of Becky's "friend" on Politico.

They were forwarded from the account of one improbably named Toki de la Vega, a contributor to some pro-Palin sites, though there was a man's name attached to one of the tweets as well.

If I remember it correctly, Toki da la Vega is a very young lad who indulges in lavatory humour. I don't know what led Becky to believe she could trust him. He used to blog with Joseph Russo, another ex-C4P contributor who was on Sarah Pac's payroll at some point. Their blog, "Fist of the North Star," doesn't exist anymore, but it was gross.

(H/T to readers GDL and Palinized.)