Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) October 24, 2012
Liberal “General Hospital” actress Nancy Lee Grahn didn’t care for a phrase Sarah Palin used while calling out President Obama for misleading the American public on the Benghazi terrorist attack. So to demonstrate her heart full of loving tolerance, she wished she had “clawed” the makeup off Palin’s face when she had the chance.
Palin used the term “shuck and jive” while slamming President Obama from her considerable Facebook platform today.
Referring to State Department emails that show the White House knew within two hours that militant Islamists had claimed responsibility for the deadly Sept. 11 attack, she wrote:
Why the lies? Why the cover up? Why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil? We deserve answers to this. President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.
The term “shuck and jive” has stirred controversy before. In 2008, the New York Times claimed it had “racial overtones” when Hillary Clinton supporter Andrew Cuomo used it in an interview about the presidential race. However, when White House press secretary Jay Carney used the phrase last year, few took notice.
Grahn wasn’t the only self-appointed arbiter of tolerance to tweet violent, hateful sentiments at the former Alaska governor. Completely ignoring the Obama administration’s repulsive lies, deceit and spin, many tolerance bullies lashed out at Palin for her choice of words.
Thanks, we’ll take our lessons in tolerance from a crowd that doesn’t threaten rape and wish death when people use words they don’t like.
Sarah Palin responds to the Left’s selective accusations of racism with a boom.
For the record, there was nothing remotely racist in my use of the phrase “shuck and jive” – a phrase which many people have used, including Chris Matthews, Andrew Cuomo, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to name a few off the top of my head. In fact, Andrew Cuomo also used the phrase in reference to Barack Obama, and the fact that Mr. Cuomo and I used the phrase in relation to President Obama signifies nothing out of the ordinary. I would have used the exact same expression if I had been writing about President Carter, whose foreign policy rivaled Obama’s in its ineptitude, or about the Nixon administration, which was also famously rocked by a cover-up.
I’ve been known to use the phrase most often when chastising my daughter Piper to stop procrastinating and do her homework. As she is part Yup’ik Eskimo, I’m not sure if this term would be deemed offensive when it’s directed at her or if it would be considered benign as in the case of Chris Matthews’ use of it in reference to Rachel Maddow. Just to be careful, from now on I’ll avoid using it with Piper, and I would appreciate it if the media refrained from using words and phrases like igloo, Eskimo Pie, and “when hell freezes over,” as they might be considered offensive by my extended Alaska Native family.