Video: Palin hits back at the media; Update: Ziegler: Palin is exactly who you think

posted at 9:15 pm on January 7, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

John Ziegler conducted a series of interviews with Governor Sarah Palin about the treatment she received from the media, including the blogosphere, which he will use in an upcoming documentary. He’s put together a few good excerpts in a lengthy YouTube presentation, in which Palin starts off by taking on the biggest smear of the campaign:

Why would Palin want to go through all of this again? She says this country has a “great need for reform,” and she still wants to provide it. Perhaps, she says, people would pay more attention to her record rather than the lunatics who still pressure her to give them proof positive that she actually gave birth to her youngest son, Trig.  Palin has a few choice words for the strategists in the campaign, and for the media hypocrites who put her and her family through the wringer while anointing Obama.

If we’d seen more of this Palin on the campaign trail … well, we still would have lost, in all likelihood, as VP candidates simply can’t rescue running mates.  However, Palin seems determined not to let 2008 be the last word for her on the national stage.

Update: John Ziegler writes about his experiences meeting with Sarah Palin:

One of the things you quickly learn when you visit the Palins is that the legend that has been created around who they are and how they live is no myth. It appears to be absolutely real and everything about them seems 100% sincere. From the stuffed hunting trophies on the wall, to the Track’s military photo by the TV set, to Piper’s crayon school projects on the kitchen cabinets, everything is exactly as you imagine it might be.

What was particularly valuable about the perspective I had was that, I am not Charlie Gibson, Matt Lauer or Greta Van Susteren (who I understand now gets her mail delivered to the Palin home); the conductors of the three most prominent interviews done in the Wasilla house on the frozen lake at the end of the drive that has the sign “Palins” posted on a tree at the entrance. Unlike them, I am virtually unknown nationally and there was absolutely no reason for anything to be done differently as a “show” for us. We saw the genuine Sarah Palin and it is patently obvious that this is the only one that exists. She is the real deal.

As a former TV sportscaster and radio talk show host, I have interviewed a lot big-time “celebrities,” and I can honestly say that, even though you could argue that Sarah Palin was the most prominent I have ever spoken to one-on-one, she was also by far the nicest, most sincere and, seemingly, honest subject that I have ever questioned.

Be sure to read the whole column, especially for Palin’s assessment of Keith Olbermann.  Keep an eye out for John’s upcoming documentary, Media Malpractice.


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An Era of Hate on January 7, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Palin 2012

Onager on January 7, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Cuda attack!

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 9:24 PM

The MSM failed this country.

nor on January 7, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Palin is humble, smart, and gracious unlike her running mate. She needs to take the media and kick its butt. As she indicated, the media has humiliated her and tried to downgrade her as a woman and politician out of fear and jealousy while Obama and McCain frankly stood by and let the thing go on.

Palin has won the hearts and votes of republicans for 2012 no doubt about it. Can’t wait to see Ziegler’s documentary.

jencab on January 7, 2009 at 9:26 PM

“Blame the media”… its been working great for you people lately!

benny shakar on January 7, 2009 at 9:28 PM

“Because, Katie [Couric], you’re not the center of everybody’s universe” LOL!

*Katie collapses from shock*

inviolet on January 7, 2009 at 9:29 PM

benny shakar on January 7, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Obama’s achievements in school please …

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Honestly…she doesn’t seem to have a clue about the source of the problem…it’s the Stalinist-Left media in this country..not anonymous bloggers, not ‘people just not getting it..’. What they did to her was a typical MSM hit and she should have seen it coming from fifty miles away. Either she is playing dumb or she is dumb.

Either way, to not have noticed until she was nominated, that the press will tear down any conservative in eye-sight, was naive at best. To not understand at that time that Obama would get a pass on EVERYTHING…up to and including bodies unearthed in his backyard, with no questions asked by the MSM..not too sharp. I love the ‘Cuda very much for her decent beliefs in conservative principles…but on a political level, she just doesn’t seem to even understand what the rules are (and the truth is very ugly indeed)…and she will never have a chance until she does…

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Sorry for the cliche, but: you go, girl! Anyway, doesn’t she make, for example, Princess Caroline look sick in so many ways?

ddrintn on January 7, 2009 at 9:31 PM

“Blame the media”… its been working great for you people lately!
benny shakar on January 7, 2009 at 9:28 PM

The DFL is on the verge of having no one to blame but themselves. You’re going to feel more stupid than usual when your dem controlled houses decide not to pursue the horrific liberal agenda for lack of someone to blame its failures on.

Sarah, I still love you, you got a raw deal from the MSM asshats..

Bishop on January 7, 2009 at 9:32 PM

“Blame the media”… its been working great for you people lately!

benny shakar on January 7, 2009 at 9:28 PM

For someone who votes for party that consistently talks about “fairness,” you sure don’t care about getting fair and unbiased information. That’s really sad.

terryannonline on January 7, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Benny Boy still hanging around, huh?

Bishop on January 7, 2009 at 9:33 PM

“Blame the media”… its been working great for you people lately!
benny shakar on January 7, 2009 at 9:28 PM

The DFL is on the verge of having no one to blame but themselves. You’re going to feel more stupid than usual when your dem controlled houses decide not to pursue the horrific liberal agenda for lack of someone to blame its failures on.

Sarah, I still love you, you got a raw deal from the MSM azzhats.

Bishop on January 7, 2009 at 9:33 PM

“Blame the media”… its been working great for you people lately!

benny shakar on January 7, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Pffft. We know how intelligent the MSM-fed are in this country. Working out great for everybody, huh?

ddrintn on January 7, 2009 at 9:33 PM

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Dope Smoking
Learning the ways of Stalin, Lenin, and that other jackass in South America

Listening to whitey-haters on the way to Rev Wright’s sermons…

UNREPENTANT CONSERVATIVE CAPITOLIST on January 7, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Another 500+ comment blog. I glad she admitted that she was naive thinking that the MSM would treat her family no differently than Obama’s family. I hope Sarah also understands that she needs good people around her to give her the straight goods on how nefarious the MSM and the nutroots are. Sarah needs to prepare for the worst; so do her supporters. This is only the first round in a very long boxing match.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Benny Boy still hanging around, huh?

Bishop on January 7, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Yep, and still has the Sarah fetish.

ddrintn on January 7, 2009 at 9:34 PM

“Blame the media”… its been working great for you people lately!

benny shakar on January 7, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Actually it has – seen the stock prices for McClatchy lately? The debt load of the New York Times? The bankruptcy of the LA Times? We’ll dance on their graves yet.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 9:34 PM

William F. Buckley’s book the “Reagan I knew” contains many similarities to governor Palin.

In this letter between Buckley and Reagan … Buckley “forwards” the advice former Richard Nixon has for Reagan in terms of handling the press and the dems:

http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2009/01/reagan-i-knew-protector_07.html

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 9:36 PM

former President Richard Nixon*

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 9:36 PM

Maybe Poptech will watch this and then drop his newspaper meme.

NOT!

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Bet: How many times does Romney’s resume appear in this thread?

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Excellent,there will be a documentary on the debaucherous
love affair of the Libs, and thier in bed, co-hoots with
the MSM!

I hope it will be hard hitting,like the documentary of,
Bill’s dereliction of duty,and his failure to get OBL!

canopfor on January 7, 2009 at 9:38 PM

I love the ‘Cuda very much for her decent beliefs in conservative principles…but on a political level, she just doesn’t seem to even understand what the rules are (and the truth is very ugly indeed)…and she will never have a chance until she does…

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Meh, I think she’s trying to reach anyone with principles left in the media, and shame them. There’s probably not many but there are a few. If she declares war on the whole MSM, anyone with sympathy for her position will be forced into the anti-Sarah camp.

I believe it’s pretty likely that Sarah has better political instincts for the media than the majority of commenters here at Hot Air…how many governors who fought their way up from nothing to become Governor of the country’s largest state comment at this blog?

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Blame the media”… its been working great for you people lately!

benny shakar on January 7, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Your lameness is an INSPIRATION to mentally challenged Americans everywhere..thank you sir! Now clean that drool off your keyboard before you get whacked upside the head again.

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 9:44 PM

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 9:43 PM

she needs someone who will declare war on the media for her … as Nixon says, “a nutcutter”

lmao

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 9:45 PM

I don’t think the America public was ready to settle for an honest, smart, conservative reformer yet.
They were too enamored of the clean, articulate, 1/2 black god of the liberal American media.
Being saddled with an old, inarticulate, buffoon of a running mate didn’t allow for a winning ticket but it sure opened her eyes as to what to look for next time around.

Keep it up Sarah the American public may need one such as you to drag their sorry asses back from the precipice after 4 years of multiple trillion dollar deficits.

Next time around find a conservative Republican to run with not a Dem wrapped in Republican hides.
John McCain however honorable you may have been in the distant past, you have been anything but in the last decade, but thanks for giving us Sarah, a breath of fresh air from the land of the brave and home of the independent.

dhunter on January 7, 2009 at 9:45 PM

I was so surprised at the double standard during the election. I wanted to weep for our country.

Everyone was so hungry for change that they were willing to compromise decency.

Jawinka on January 7, 2009 at 9:46 PM

I will never forgive the Left or the media for what they did to the Governor, never.

rob verdi on January 7, 2009 at 9:47 PM

Governor Sarah Palin had a good remark,concerning Obama!

Obama didn’t just politely suggest that Michelle OMama
was off limits,

he basically threatened everone!

canopfor on January 7, 2009 at 9:47 PM

Poptech, what was it like getting banned from Newsbusters? Is that why you’re back here now?

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 9:47 PM

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 9:30 PM

I agree with you to a great extent, but fortunately a couple of good advisors could wisen her up quickly. This deficiency can be remedied. But we cannot for a moment think of abandoning Sarah. As a I have stated in many posts talent + charisma come along maybe once every generation; we cannot afford to throw it away when we find it.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 9:48 PM

Oops!thats everyone,spelling gaffe!

canopfor on January 7, 2009 at 9:48 PM

she needs someone who will declare war on the media for her … as Nixon says, “a nutcutter”

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Sarah needs Jack Bauer to go to the journalists’ houses and “explain” what will happen if they continue their behavior – preferably with jumper cables.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM

but thanks for giving us Sarah, a breath of fresh air from the land of the brave and home of the independent.
dhunter on January 7, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Perhaps also the home of the next revolution; it’s going to come down to individual states to drag the country back from the ruin awaiting us.

Is there a Lexington Green in Alaska?

Bishop on January 7, 2009 at 9:51 PM

I was so surprised at the double standard during the election.

And that is why we lost…we keeping bringing a knife to a gunfight…bad analogy really, because conservatives are the only decent people left in this country…but, how, after the media reaction (i.e., the Left’s) to 9/11, the 1990′s and the Clinton administration, after Carter, after LBJ, could anybody be the least bit surprised, including the ‘Cuda, about any of this? I just don’t get it…

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 9:51 PM

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM

lol

she needs the republican version of Rhambo

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Every time I see her interviewed I see honesty, integrity, intelligence and compassion. It is no wonder that the self-centered, brainless nincompoops in the news media and especially the left feel so threatened. Her very existance is a total repudiation of their view of the world.

davo on January 7, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM

I agree. To see Sarah’s reaction to Tina Fey and her line about Levi and Bristol said it all.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Sarah knows Nicolle Wallace is the one who set her up on the Couric interview. Wallace was CBS before she went to work for Yosemite Sam. Sarah knows, but she’ll never say it.

Wallace should thank her lucky stars for Sarah’s forbearance, lest she have 63,000 members of Team Sarah breathing down her neck. What is it that they say about those who try to kill the queen and fail?

Sarah’s interviews have been really solid of late – the two with the Canadians and this one with Ziegler.

She will be primed and ready for whenever she goes for the big prize. That’s what some of you are forgetting. Sarah 2012 won’t be a raw rookie on the national stage. She’s only going to get better and more experienced between now and then. And there won’t be any b.s. about vetting her – she will be a known and familiar commodity.

One other thing I noticed. Re-read “Slander.” For a book that was written in 2004 or 2005, it predicted pretty much everything that was said or done to Sarah by the MSM.

Sarah should be honored. The plays the libs are running against her are the same ones they tried to use om Reagan and Bush 43. Fine company, indeed.

Nat Hound on January 7, 2009 at 9:53 PM

the audio/video isn’t synched right with that vid.

I said it many times last year, we have to do something about the MSM and fast.

jp on January 7, 2009 at 9:55 PM

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 9:30 PM

I think Sarah was amazed at the lack of factual reporting that the networks present as hard news. I don’t think she was naive exactly. I think she expected that some standards still exist.

Now she knows they do not exist for conservatives.

If Sarah does run in 2012 she will make her bones destroying the Matt Lauer’s and Katie Cupcakes of the world .

I think this woman will get her payback.

Palin 2012

DeweyWins on January 7, 2009 at 9:55 PM

I think it may be the evangelicals are just too nice for politics–the turn the other cheek syndrome. I hope the reign of Obama will wake them up; we must fight fire with fire.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 9:55 PM

I LOVE HER!

D2Boston on January 7, 2009 at 9:56 PM

God I love this woman.

unseen on January 7, 2009 at 9:57 PM

And that is why we lost…we keeping bringing a knife to a gunfight…bad analogy really, because conservatives are the only decent people left in this country…but, how, after the media reaction (i.e., the Left’s) to 9/11, the 1990’s and the Clinton administration, after Carter, after LBJ, could anybody be the least bit surprised, including the ‘Cuda, about any of this? I just don’t get it…

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 9:51 PM

its driven into the minds via our culture in the “good intentions” of the Left, republicans generally just think they mean well and just have ‘bleeding hearts’.

there are plenty of republicans out there, that will go out of their way to be friendly with Liberals and will quickly bash a Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, bush….instead of standing strong.

jp on January 7, 2009 at 9:58 PM

I agree. To see Sarah’s reaction to Tina Fey and her line about Levi and Bristol said it all.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Someone was comparing Sarah to Andy Jackson in the other thread – too bad Sarah can’t use the method that Jackson used on people who insulted his family. I’d pay a couple hundred bucks to see Tina Fey peeing her panties once challenged to a duel by Sarah Palin. Or Keith Olbermann collapsing in a faint at being challenged by Todd or Track Palin or Levi Johnston.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 9:59 PM

I think it may be the evangelicals are just too nice for politics–the turn the other cheek syndrome. I hope the reign of Obama will wake them up; we must fight fire with fire.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 9:55 PM

its partly that, Christianity has been feminized like the rest of the culture. the manly side of Christ needs to make a comeback.

jp on January 7, 2009 at 9:59 PM

I think it may be the evangelicals are just too nice for politics–the turn the other cheek syndrome. I hope the reign of Obama will wake them up; we must fight fire with fire.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Christians had some balls during the Crusades. Maybe a few years of Obama will bring back a little of that fire.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 10:02 PM

If I might hop threads here a moment…

It’s interesting to contrast this discussion with the video of the confrontation between Ann Coulter and that abominable putz, Matt Lauer, when the incredible hypocrite, after treating Ms. Coulter as though she were a retarded skinhead, dared to observe, “People have decided it’s time to address the issues that face this country… and maybe concentrate less on what divides us. Did you get that sense?”

What’s incredible is that the campaign, along with the complicit media personalities, that thinks of itself as “post-partisan” and “focused on addressing the real issues instead of what divides us,” somehow thinks that sneering at the dumb hick from Alaska is a real issue and not divisive.

Clearly what Lauer meant to ask was, “Can’t you see that nobody with a brain thinks like you, and that you and Gov. Palin really should just shut up and go away?”

Liberals are all so very… you know… tolerant.

philwynk on January 7, 2009 at 10:02 PM

there are plenty of republicans out there, that will go out of their way to be friendly with Liberals and will quickly bash a Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, bush….instead of standing strong.

Hmmmm. I wonder who you have in mind? Does this person’s name sound like Schmohn Schmickcain?

Nat Hound on January 7, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Palin should team up with the Big Hollywood people in their effort to reshape the culture. They could help her image some.

jp on January 7, 2009 at 10:03 PM

You know………….

…………… I heard her say “I know…” more than she said “… you know”.

Seven Percent Solution on January 7, 2009 at 10:03 PM

“If you can’t make them see the light … make them feel the heat”

- Ronaldus Magnus

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 10:03 PM

she needs someone who will declare war on the media for her … as Nixon says, “a nutcutter”

lmao

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Ann Coulter?

the_nile on January 7, 2009 at 10:04 PM

SarahCuda needs

to execute plan’A’,

and set GORT free,

to relay a message to

the Marxist Socialist Media!

canopfor on January 7, 2009 at 10:05 PM

I think it may be the evangelicals are just too nice for politics–the turn the other cheek syndrome. I hope the reign of Obama will wake them up; we must fight fire with fire.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Come read my blog, and tell me if I’m being too nice to the liberals. http://www.plumbbobblog.com.

Generally, though, yes, Evangelicals are taught to be polite and friendly, as that will win souls. Sometimes that’s the ticket, I suppose, but I’ve always felt that self-righteous blithering idiots really need a good knocking around to get their heads right, and I feel like just the guy to give it to them.

philwynk on January 7, 2009 at 10:05 PM

I hope it will be hard hitting,like the documentary of,
Bill’s dereliction of duty,and his failure to get OBL!

canopfor on January 7, 2009 at 9:38 PM

which Clinton bullied into being Censored and to this day ABC hasn’t released the DVD for.

Then Sandy Berger of course…

yet plenty of Republican voters will go out of there way to say: “Clinton wasn’t that bad, he balanced the budget and was a centrist, better than bush”

jp on January 7, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Palin should team up with the Big Hollywood people in their effort to reshape the culture. They could help her image some.

jp on January 7, 2009 at 10:03 PM

If she was a Democrat, Lifetime would be tripping all over themselves to make movies about her life. I remember when Patty Murray was elected back in 1992 – she campaigned as a “soccer mom in tennis shoes”. The MSM ate it up, couldn’t get enough.

Palin campaigns, uses the phrase “hockey mom”, and gets blamed for injuring hockey players.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Would Palin start her Pac now please so I can give her money.

unseen on January 7, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Seeing past these interviews, this isn’t a gullible simple woman talking. If she portrays herself as being a gullible woman, she is doing it for a reason. Everything she does is for a reason. She is smart; she is savvy and she knows how to play people. She always lets things go like water off a duck’s back! She is masterful. Quite Reaganesque! No, we cannot afford to lose this talented national treasure! The libs will discount and underestimate her big time!

Neocon Peg on January 7, 2009 at 10:10 PM

The double standard is astounding but it is a fact we have to deal with. Remember the Zogby poll of Obama voters and what they [i]didn’t[/i] know. The NEA has done well for the democra…socialists.

jukin on January 7, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Would Palin start her Pac now please so I can give her money.

unseen on January 7, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Just give to Susan B. Anthony List for now, they run TeamSarah.org. I think Sarah is holding off on accepting donations for now because the MSM will want to ambush her on any money she accepts.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 10:14 PM

philwynk, interesting blog I am adding to my blog roll.

rob verdi on January 7, 2009 at 10:14 PM

I think Sarah was amazed at the lack of factual reporting that the networks present as hard news.

But see..that’s where I lose the thread..why is she amazed by that? She’s a politician. That should have come as no surprise to her at all.

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Neocon Peg on January 7, 2009 at 10:10 PM

“rope a dope”

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 10:15 PM

But see..that’s where I lose the thread..why is she amazed by that? She’s a politician. That should have come as no surprise to her at all.

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 10:14 PM

I think she expected some of that, but not to the extent of what happened. Remember, the media didn’t really even go after McCain’s family until October. I am a cynical old politics junkie, about Sarah’s age, and even I was totally shocked at the level of Palin Derangement Syndrome in the MSM. I expected some, but nothing like what ended up happening.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Hahah… that comment about Katie Couric not being the center of the universe is priceless…

Pasalubong on January 7, 2009 at 10:23 PM

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Heh!

Neocon Peg on January 7, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Ugh. I wish she’d go read some books, and some newspapers and then come back and talk.

therightwinger on January 7, 2009 at 10:24 PM

My theory is that Palin is more than politics; she is the antithesis to the culture of death, amoral behavior and self-indulgence that millions of Obamatrons live by. Sarah reminds them of an age where these people fear that America will return to; they will fight to the bitter end to see that America does not. Damn those who believe in the Constitution, damn evangelicals and damn all conservatives. Throw them all in a fiery oven and exterminate them all. This is what the followers of Sarah must be prepared to do battle with; we must understand our enemy.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 10:24 PM

I think she expected some of that, but not to the extent of what happened. Remember, the media didn’t really even go after McCain’s family until October. I am a cynical old politics junkie, about Sarah’s age, and even I was totally shocked at the level of Palin Derangement Syndrome in the MSM. I expected some, but nothing like what ended up happening.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Probably she did expect some, but not the scope and scale of it.

the_nile on January 7, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Neocon Peg on January 7, 2009 at 10:23 PM

rope a dope is a boxing strategy developed by Ali

take the punches take the punches take the punches and then BAM

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Love this woman!!!!

DL13 on January 7, 2009 at 10:24 PM

I expected some, but nothing like what ended up happening.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 10:19 PM

me too, Palin on paper was perfect. But in the environment the MSM had created, nobody was going to defeat the Messiah adn those who attempted would get irrationally smeared.

jp on January 7, 2009 at 10:25 PM

But see..that’s where I lose the thread..why is she amazed by that? She’s a politician. That should have come as no surprise to her at all.

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 10:14 PM

I can cut her some slack here. I am a lifelong NY’er and even I was amazed at the treatment she received. This was not just another media drive by this was the St. Valentine’s day massacre of character assasination.

I believe she has learned when and where to expose them for what they are . Rodents.

They have attacked her and her family and she will have her day.

DeweyWins on January 7, 2009 at 10:25 PM

I expected some, but nothing like what ended up happening.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 10:19 PM

I’m 51 and have never seen anything as putrid as the treatment she and her family recieved. Attacking a downs syndrome child for heavens sake, give me a break. They have misunderestimated this woman and I believe that we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

thomasaur on January 7, 2009 at 10:26 PM

If we’d seen more of this Palin on the campaign trail … well, we still would have lost, in all likelihood, as VP candidates simply can’t rescue running mates.

I thought she did hit the media on the campaign trail (“gotcha media” and whatnot). And I’m sorry, but she comes off as just as big a bumpkin in this video as she did during the race.

Is it so hard to accept the possibility that she really did hurt McCain, and that it wasn’t the media’s fault?

ChenZhen on January 7, 2009 at 10:26 PM

“Blame the media”… its been working great for you people lately!

benny shakar on January 7, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Who are you…Ross Perot?

Asher on January 7, 2009 at 10:28 PM

I think she expected some of that, but not to the extent of what happened. Remember, the media didn’t really even go after McCain’s family until October. I am a cynical old politics junkie, about Sarah’s age, and even I was totally shocked at the level of Palin Derangement Syndrome in the MSM. I expected some, but nothing like what ended up happening.

Jim62sch on January 7, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Yes..but being successful as a politician in this day and age is 98% about knowing who your enemies are…she is a very fine lady, someone who I genuinely admire…but I didn’t like that video clip one bit. She was fobbing it off there…she’s got a lot of talent, but it scares me that she really didn’t understand how badly sick 2008 America is really…if you don’t understand the cancer of leftism and how it manipulates and distorts…then you will fall victim to it every time…just as Dubya and McCain did. If you fight them by their rules…they lie and cheat and steal…it’s OK, because they think their agenda is worth that. If you try to take them as honest people, then you are a rube and they will destroy you.

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Is it so hard to accept the possibility that she really did hurt McCain, and that it wasn’t the media’s fault?

ChenZhen on January 7, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Yes it is.

unseen on January 7, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Palin as the Anti-thesis of American Secular Culture? sounds about right, Bush was some of it and see how they hate him. Sarah doesn’t just talk it though, she walks it. Add to the fact she’s attractive, charismatic and is basically a Wonder Woman type.

Political Gold unless we let the MSM to continue to get away with what they do.

jp on January 7, 2009 at 10:30 PM

Awesome…Finally she gets to fight back without the chains of the McCain goofs.

The “because Katie, maybe you are not the center of everybody’s universe” was awesome!

kcarpenter on January 7, 2009 at 10:30 PM

ChenZhen on January 7, 2009 at 10:26 PM

And you voted for Al Franken.

davo on January 7, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Someone ask her about the Israel/Hamas conflict.

This blaming the media thing is cute, but it still doesn’t make anywhere near ready to run for president.

therightwinger on January 7, 2009 at 10:31 PM

McCain was the Presidential candidate; did you notice that on a Sunday in New Mexico he had a hard time drawing 1000 people to his solo rally after playing to SRO audiences earlier in the week in joint appearances with SP. McCain was a drag on the ticket and unfortunately he was the top of the ticket. That fact cannot be underscored enough.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 10:33 PM

The video has been password protected. I can’t view it.

simkeith on January 7, 2009 at 10:33 PM

therightwinger on January 7, 2009 at 10:31 PM

I’m sure she would have more of an answer and give full aupport to Israel unlike the one who has been in hiding since the conflict started…

unseen on January 7, 2009 at 10:34 PM

My theory is that Palin is more than politics; she is the antithesis to the culture of death, amoral behavior and self-indulgence that millions of Obamatrons live by. Sarah reminds them of an age where these people fear that America will return to; they will fight to the bitter end to see that America does not.

technopeasant on January 7, 2009 at 10:24 PM

You’ve described well why they fear her, but you give them too much credit. They will connive, they will ambush, they will leak and smear, but if confronted, they will not fight, for anything. If Sarah decides to go again, she will confront the left, and they will slither off, as always.

james23 on January 7, 2009 at 10:36 PM

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 10:24 PM

I know exactly what “rope a dope” means and where it came from. My dad taught boxing and I watched it every Friday night until I began dating! My dad, a former boxer, taught golden gloves at NM Military Institute. I was raised with boxing. When I was a teenager watching those cadets get creamed, it wasn’t pleasant for me.

Neocon Peg on January 7, 2009 at 10:36 PM

btw, she gets my support if when she decides to try again, this time without all that stupid RINO baggage.

james23 on January 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM

james23 on January 7, 2009 at 10:36 PM

Exactly right. When confronted they run away like that cakeboy Matt lauer ran from Ann Coulter.

DeweyWins on January 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM

ChenZhen on January 7, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Hey benny, your little buddy is here, why don’t you two go out and play, and let the big people talk. Buh=bye

clinker46 on January 7, 2009 at 10:40 PM

Neocon Peg on January 7, 2009 at 10:36 PM

ok … I thought you took my original comment as an insult

joey24007 on January 7, 2009 at 10:42 PM

Is it so hard to accept the possibility that she really did hurt McCain, and that it wasn’t the media’s fault?

ChenZhen on January 7, 2009 at 10:26 PM

She didn’t hurt McCain…she helped him enormously…without her, it would have been a blowout! Having said that…based on this video, she wasn’t even in the game during the election. Now, if she can apply some lessons learned here, I’m thinking “American Maggie Thatcher” in 2012…and by then, we’ll need one more than ever…but it hurt a lot to hear her say some of the things she said in this video…really, she wasn’t ready at all for the 2008 election, even considering how well she actually performed.

AUINSC on January 7, 2009 at 10:42 PM

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