The Top 10 political quotes of 2010
3. Sarah Palin: ‘reload’
Sarah Palin’s tweets have drawn controversy. Ms. Palin’s defiant “Don’t retreat. Instead — reload!” tweet came after the signing of the health care bill, which she opposed. To some, the comment crossed the line, suggesting she endorsed violence against Democrats who passed the bill. Palin listed the names and states of the lawmakers on her Facebook account.
But in an explanation on Fox News, Palin said, “We know violence isn’t the answer. When we take up our arms, we’re talking about our vote.”
Palin again caused a stir in the Twitterverse in July when she called on peaceful Muslims to “refudiate” the ground zero mosque plan, coining a new word in the process.