is wading into the controversy surrounding a proposed mosque near the
world trade center site
. and it's the language she used on twitter to express her opinion that's getting the most attention. nbc's
. peter, good morning to you.
matt, good morning to you. this is what the battle is all about. a proposed 13-story building to go right here with a gym and auditorium and a mosque. but as we spin the camera around, let me show you what the problem for many people is. it's the proximity to what many americans view as
, just blocks a away. add
to the mix, and it's a full-blown controversy. she is america's self-proclaimed mama grizzly and now
is dipping her paws into another polarizing debate criticizing a proposal to build a mosque nerp the
world trade center site
. palin tweeted peace seeking muslims, please understand
mosque is unnecessary provocation. stabs hearts. ease reject it in interest of healing. this latest controversy has unleashed a wave of strong opinions from visitors.
she does not need to be saying anything about anything that's over here. she doesn't even live over here.
it's her personal opinion. i don't think she's speaking for, you know, speaking for new york or for alaska or for america. i think she is speaking out of her own opinions.
developers of the planned $100 million
and mosque have this response.
i wish she would
pick up the phone
and come down and say hello to us. where we are today is all about healing. it is all about
. it is all about outreach. it is all about reaching out to the communities to let them know that there is a moderate muslim, that there is a voice for the moderate muslim.
vice presidential candidate
is herself coming under fire for both her substance and style. palin tweeted
mosque supporters, doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours, throughout the heartland? peaceful muslims, please refeud yate. but, of course, refeud yate isn't an actual word, more like a blend of two words with similar meanings. bloggers quickly pounced. if republicans can demand that immigrants speak english, can't we demand same for
? for what it's worth, palin has refudiated before.
they could refudiate what it is this group is saying.
isn't the first politician to get creative with with words.
they misunderestimated what our campaign is about.
as she reminded followers in what is another tweet, refudiate, misunderestimate, wee-wee'd up, english is a
. shakespeare liked to coin new words, too. got to celebrate it.
will have plenty of time coining new words. the scheduled groundbreaking of the site is still years away.
for us this morning. peter, thank you very much.