Bravely facing her toughest critic, Sarah Palin stood up to withering questioning on Fox "news," knowing full well that Sean Hannity would give it to her good. Or not. Anyway, predictable as an elk dying from enough mis-aimed shots fired by an amateur, here's what she takes from the dust-up over her "it's all about me" choice of words after Tucson:
"I think the critics again were using anything that they could gather out of that statement," she said. "You can spin up anything out of anybody's statements that are released and use them against the person who is making the statement."
Palin, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012, said the criticism won't stop her from speaking out and accusing Democrats of taking the country in the wrong direction. "They can't make us sit down and shut up," she said.
Right, little Miss "quit halfway through when there's money to be made." That's what people were calling for: don't speak out, just shut up. And I'm glad you pointed it out, because, there for a minute, I was thinking it was about arguing politics with respect and, even, with facts.
Whew. Close one. If she hadn't brought her brand of icy clarity, right into the cauldron, who knows what might have happened?