Palin Still Urging Backers to 'Reload'

She's still shooting from the lip, insists spokeswoman
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 1, 2011 2:22 AM CST
A smiley Sarah Palin signs copies of her new book at an appearance last year.   (AP Photo/Brian Chilson, File)
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(Newser) – Not so fast, pardner. Sarah Palin is not backing off on her admonition to Tea Partiers to "reload" as they take on political battles—even though she came in for a fusillade of criticism for her word choice after the attack on Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Instead of urging supporters her usual "don't retreat, reload," Palin told backers to "stand tall" in her latest speech in Reno, according to observers. But her spokeswoman is telling the media that Palin also urged her audience—again—to "reload" during that speech.

The former Alaska governor even pointed to her hunter pop, Chuck Heath, who was in the audience when she said it. Palin told supporters that it's a favorite line of his, spokeswoman Rebecca Mansour tells Politico.

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