Palin Aide Rebecca Mansour Mocked Daughter Bristol; Lied About Twitter Messages
Rebecca Mansour, a Sarah Palin speechwriter and policy adviser, mocked top political figures and daughter Bristol, according to direct Twitter messages forwarded to the Daily Caller.
- Red State Editor-in-Chief and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a May 22, 2010, message. “Greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion.
- Mitt Romney supporters are “wacky as hell,” Mansour wrote, but usually Romney’s presence online is just an “AstroTurf brigade.”
- Writer Joe McGinnis: “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.”
- Liberal radio host Shannyn Moore: “Got a scoop for you about Shannyn Moore…ever wonder why there are no sponsors KUDO 1080am’s 11am-2pm show? No one will buy commercial time.”
“It seems her life partner Kelly Walters is hocking the show for any sponsor. I guess Planned Parenthood and Valtrex were unavailable,” Mansour wrote. Valtrex is a drug for treating genital herpes.
The most shocking comments were about Bristol Palin:
Sent in the aftermath of Bristol announcing to Us Weekly she was planning to marry Levi Johnston, Mansour wrote, “I wish they were the Cleavers too. But it’s life.”
“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.
And Mansour didn’t tell the truth when initially asked about these messages.
When originally contacted by TheDC about the messages, Mansour lied and said none of them were from her. Mansour said she had already encountered the messages and accurately recalled the Twitter handle for their source.
However, tests and forensic analysis revealed Mansour’s explanation not to be true, and she eventually stopped her denials.