Sarah Palin: 'Refudiate' Was Just Sloppy Typing Former governor attempts to explain famous gaffe By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Dec 27, 2010 6:43 PM CST 65 comments Comments In this Dec. 3, 2010 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin talks during a book signing in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Virginia Postic, File) (Newser) – Sarah Palin used her TLC soapbox last night to repudiate, er, refute, er, whatever, that whole refudiate ruckus, explaining that it was a mere typo. "I pressed an F instead of a P and people freaked out," Palin said. "Make lemonade out of lemons." Critics, however, aren't buying, reports the Huffington Post: Palin used the term on a Fox News appearance before the fateful tweet, and the "F" and "P" are not near one another on any standard keyboard.