Tammy Bruce, the chair of gay conservative group GOProud's advisory council, says Willow Palin made a mistake when she took to Facebook and called a classmate a "fa**ot," but she says the uproar over her use of the word is all about "destroying Sarah Palin by any means necessary."
"The 'slur' used here is one you could hear on the streets of West Hollywood or Chelsea every day of the week," Bruce says in a statement. "Apparently, it's only a 'homophobic slur' when it comes from the daughter of a conservative female leader. Make no mistake; this is all about destroying Sarah Palin by any means necessary."
The statement continues, "The angry misogynistic left and their accomplices in the main stream media have been unable to take down Governor Palin -- no matter how hard they have tried. Unable to take her down directly they now have decided to try to hurt her by attacking the most important thing in her life -- her family. Any person, gay or straight, who participates in this cheap political smear should be ashamed of themselves."
On Tuesday, TMZ reported that Willow Palin had taken one of her classmates to task for making fun of her mother's reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska.
Palin wrote to Tre, "Haha your so gay. I have no idea who you are, But what I've seen pictures of, your disgusting ... My sister had a kid and is still hot."