Palin: The attacks "may get kind of rough" going forward

That line comes near the end, bookended by yet another rip on Ayers and a name-check of Tina Fey that’s destined to be incorporated into the next SNL skit. If nothing else, the fact that the ‘Cuda’s willing to play attack dog undermines the theory that she views the campaign mainly as a vehicle to polish her own prospects. Her unfavorables are already at 40 percent in two new polls; going sharply negative over the final month on a guy who’s momentarily poised to win big won’t help reduce those numbers, although like everything else she does, it will of course further endear her to the base.

Man, that should be one warm, friendly town hall debate tomorrow night, huh?