Reno (California, US), Feb.1 (ANI): A key aide of former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has confirmed that the latter did use two controversial phrases - "Don't retreat, reload" and "Don't retreat, stand tall" - during a recent speech here.
Though Palin's speech on Monday night to the Safari Club in Reno was closed press, the Reno Gazette-Journal's David Jacobs claimed that Palin avoided using the "reload" phrase from her routine, telling the audience of hunters "don't retreat, stand tall" - a shift from her now infamous and well-known "don't retreat, reload" line that played on a loop on cable in the after the Tucson shooting.
But Palin aide Rebecca Mansour denied it.
"The governor actually did use the phrase 'Don't retreat, reload,'" Mansour told POLITICO in an email. "She also said, 'Don't retreat, stand tall.'"Her father, Chuck Heath, was present at the speech yesterday, and the crowd cheered when she pointed to her dad and repeated this favorite saying of his," the aide added. (ANI)