Sarah Palin Rips Michelle Obama, Common

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Former half-term governor and current famous person Sarah Palin slammed Michelle Obama on Twitter today for inviting Common to the White House.

Her beef? Palin and some others aren't thrilled that the rapper and actor promotes healthy diets once rhymed about burning President George W. Bush.

"Oh lovely, White House," tweeted the ex-veep hopeful, making sarcastic reference to a story on Common and Michelle Obama in the Daily Caller.

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The conservative website resurrected a Common aimed at Dubya by transcribing lyrics from a 2007 YouTube video of a past performance of "Letter to the Law."

"Seeing a fiend being hung/With that happening, why they messing with Saddam?/Burn a Bush 'cause for peace he no push no button," goes the song.

Common continues: "Killing over oil and grease/no weapons of destruction/How can we follow a leader when this a corrupt one."

Michelle Obama invited Common, a fellow Chicagoan and former member of the Obamas' church (yes, that church), to an event celebrating American poetry.

Palin's criticism was echoed by the Drudge Report and Fox News. The rapper, whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Jr., seemed pleased, if anything.

"So apparently Sarah Palin and Fox News don't like me," the hip-hopster tweeted to CNN's Roland Martin. "It's not funny... I'm dangerous!" he joked.

What do you think of the criticism levied by Palin and others? Valid? Just an attempt to find up the lowest Common denominator and rile up the base?



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Common is a great rapper. and who cares if he is friends with the White House famille? Who's business is that? And furthermore, why scrutinize the friends of someone else? Unless you are Michelle Obama's mother, why should you give a damn who she talks to and who she hangs out with? Sincerely, who cares?


Too bad the article doesn't tell you the whole story about Common's song defending convicted cop-killer Joanne Chesimard, which is what Palin and others are trying to point out. Articles like this one fail to provide all of the details. Look it up, she is a disgusting individual that Common chose to glorify in poetry, which is what Common was invited to the White House to discuss.


Ii dont think that its okay for anyone to tlk about burning anyone in a song....there are other more tasteful things to say. its not artistic its ignorant. especially when talking about burning one of our presidents. i liked mr. bush....i think he got a bum rap for everything.....and gosh look who's in there now......obama is ruining our economy our good name and is just down right our worst pres to date......ppl need to start giving respect..and then maybe someone will listen...just sayin


OOPS! America


Sarah Palin is the dumbest woman in america..Who cares what that dummy is saying...??


GOP hater! Can no longer stand what the gop and its brainwashed supporters spew! Fox news is malignant and causes the cancer of hatred and hypocrisy! Take a step back and look at yourselves in the mirror! You have been spoon fed bullshit by the gop and fell for it! Btw, sarah payless has stretched her 15 min of fame and stupidity way to long!


The Obamas are a joke... It's an embarrasment that they would be doing these sort of things... Play golf, spend money, play basketball, spend money, vacation, spend money, campagn earlier then ever done before on our dime, spend money... oh and spend money. Common is a joke and should not ever be invited somewhere like the white house. I have no respect for a president who has no respect for his office.


Who cares? everyone who posts, that's who. common gets a free speech pass? i agree. and so does sarah palin and everyone else u disagree with. racist? about as racist as black people who hate sarah, bcuz it all boils down to skin color right? another palin story, another win for sarah. keep feeding the beast u love to hate.


By all indications, Sarah Palin has an *unhealthy obsession with Michelle Obama. Palin found it to be all good to turn around Michelle's intentions toward healthy meals,as a way of telling Sarah's young children that Michelle didn't want them to have desserts. Palin expressed horror at Michelle having a vegetable garden on the grounds of The White House.Palin is beginning to sound more like the disgruntled wallflower sitting on the sidelines looking for complaints against the popular honor roll student. Now she is questioning who is invited to The White House. It seems that Palin should be more concerned about her own daughter's recently altered facial features instead of trying to keep up with the activities, and invitations of The First Lady!!


MLL- I agree with you that our country would be better off if we eliminated the labels "democrat" and "republican" SO THAT THE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TO CONSIDER THE IDEAS, not just LABEL and DISPOSE of thoughts about the good of the nation!

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