Sarah Palin was the target of an expletive tirade by the comedian and political commentator Bill Maher during his HBO show on Friday (18th March 2011).Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate, was mocked by Bill Maher during his show on Friday, but the National Organisation of Women have so far refused to comment on the 55-year-old's derogatory monologue, reports Fox News.Referring to the recent devastation in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami, Maher reportedly said, "Did you hear this - Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan and she's demanding that we invade Tsunami. I mean she said, these Tsunamians will not get away with this. Oh speaking of dumb tw**s." As Palin had made no such statement, Maher was offering a humorous imagined Palin response to the crisis, but Terry Dougherty of Women Magazine attacked the comedian for his 'misogyny', saying, "Maher's choice of words shows an enormous lack of respect for women. If his preceding joke had been about a man, I can't imagine him using an equally derogatory term to describe a male. That type of language shows a lack of consideration toward women". The influential 'National Organisation of Women' refused to comment on the matter but a spokesman said it is a "known fact" that they do not correspond with Fox News.
Sarah Palin recently visited Israel to meet with the country's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During her trip, she told the Indian Today Conclave in New Delhi that "it's time for a woman to be President", fuelling speculation that she will soon announce her candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.