Tucker Carlson: Palin's Winning in 'Milfistan'

Michelle Malkin calls it misogynistic

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 3, 2011 11:11 AM CST

(Newser) – Tucker Carlson is in deep doodoo with conservative women after an ill-advised tweet referencing Sarah Palin that he posted, then removed, Monday night. "Palin's popularity falling in Iowa, but maintains lead to become supreme commander of Milfistan," he tweeted—and we probably don't need to tell you where that is. His first attempt at an apology, which he tweeted the next morning: "Apparently Charlie Sheen got control of my Twitter account last night while I was at dinner. Apologies for his behavior.”

That wasn't good enough for many conservative women, Politico notes, rounding up reactions from bloggers to Michelle Malkin calling his behavior sexist and misogynistic. By late Tuesday, Carlson had offered up a more sincere-sounding apology: “I’m sorry for last night’s tweet. I meant absolutely no offense. Not the first dumb thing I’ve said. Hopefully the last.” But at least one man—Erick Erickson, editor of RedState.com—was on Carlson's side, tweeting his reaction to the post in question: "I laughed then got out my passport."

Sarah Palin, who's apparently running for office in a place only Tucker Carlson's heard of.
Sarah Palin, who's apparently running for office in a place only Tucker Carlson's heard of.   (Getty Images)
TV personality Tucker Carlson attends the Bloomberg News Party of the Year, following The White House Correspondents' Dinner April 30, 2005 in Washington DC.
TV personality Tucker Carlson attends the Bloomberg News Party of the Year, following The White House Correspondents' Dinner April 30, 2005 in Washington DC.   (Getty Images)
In this Nov. 17, 2007 file photo, Tucker Carlson, who's in a little trouble over a tweet about Sarah Palin.
In this Nov. 17, 2007 file photo, Tucker Carlson, who's in a little trouble over a tweet about Sarah Palin.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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