Palin Didn't Write Obama Slam in Post

Editor mixed up guv staffer with writer who blasted prez
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2009 4:16 PM CDT
The New York Post is shown at a newsstand on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. The newspaper wrongly attributed an anti-Obama screed to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin today.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin isn't feeling so neglected by President Obama after all. The New York Post quoted her today as slamming the president for not reaching out to Republicans—but the words were from an article by conservative journalist Meghan Clyne, Politico reports. "I mixed up an e-mail from Meghan Stapleton, who works for Palin, with Meghan Clyne," a Post editor said. "That's why it was corrected."

Clyne wrote that “it took all of three days" for Obama’s promise to reach across the aisle “to ring hollow"; Obama would “be smart to spend his second 100 days making up for the serious snubs of his first." The misattribution is “the sort of thing that happens,” quips Politico’s Ben Smith, “but seems to happen more to Palin.”