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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
Tucker Palin's Sarah Palin MILFistan Tweet Sparks Conservative Women's Ire
Sarah Palin, who's apparently running for office in a place only Tucker Carlson's heard of.   (Getty Images)

(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.”

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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." (Read more conservatives stories.)

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