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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Did Sarah Palin have her own Umbrellagate?


Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arriving in Lancaster, Pa. on Sept. 9, 2008. (Stephan Savoia - ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A new, fourth, bigger-than-Watergate scandal has come up to end a fabulous week.

It’s Umbrellagate, the uproar over President Obama’s asking Marines to hold umbrellas for him and for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden.

The Internet lit up as the controversy unfolded.

Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin weighed in Thursday night, blasting Obama and tweeting:

“Scandalous Hat Trick,” she wrote.

“Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas. Today in... fb.me/zAZryzjj”

Well, not always.

(At least Palin used a campaign aide.)

By  |  11:56 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Tags:  Palin, Obama, umbrella, Turkey, Erdogan, umbrellagate, Scandalous, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

 
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