She is not the President. She is a private, politically active citizen. She does speak with greater clarity than the President and with much greater courage. She has a job and I'm sure makes a very good living as a commentator.
What you little boys have against her is beyond me. And before you open your pie holes (figuratively), remember she was accused (even by our friend Eric) within hours of the event of being responsible for the heinous act.
PALIN: I read my name in the reports, and then I read Rush Limbaugh and then soon your name, Sean, and Mark Levin and soon Tea Party Patriots and soon the entire state of Arizona was being falsely accused of somehow being accessories to this horrendous, horrendous crime. That is why I was puzzled the first as to why -- before facts were even gathered, why -- it would be that the mainstream media would start accusing and using such a tragedy for what appeared to be, right off the bat, some political gain.
? "Well, what can you tell us about this map, crosshair map?"
PALIN: For many, many years maps in political races have been used to target certain districts that people would feel that they can get into those districts and find someone whom they believe would represent the constituents' will better than an incumbent. That's not original. In fact, Democrats have been using it for years. In fact, Bob Beckel I believe he had bragged on your show, Sean, that he was the one who invented these crosshairs or these targets. (Eric, this kind of puts your, let's call it "premature" cross hair post into context, the context being false outrage for the purpose of political gains resulting in a...Blood Libel!)
? Does this impact your political future?
PALIN: They're not going to shut me up. They're not gonna shut up Tea Party Patriots or those who, as I say, respectfully and patriotically petition their government for change. They can't make us sit down and shut up, and if they ever were to succeed in doing that then our republic will be destroyed.
? "Let me ask you about 'blood libel.' Some of your critics are saying that you didn't know the historical significance; others criticized you for the phrase. I want you to address the timing and that phrase. What is it?"
PALIN: "Blood libel" obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands. In this case that's exactly what was going on and, yes, the historical knowledge that people have of the term blood libel, it goes back to the Jews who were falsely accused back in medieval European times of using the blood of children and you know, the criticism of even the timing of this statement is being used as another diversion.
RUSH: "You ever have moments of doubt, feeling that you would like the comfort of not having to deal with this all the time?"
PALIN: Other people are facing much greater hardships and making greater sacrifices than I am in just engaging in debate and I'm thankful for the opportunity that I have to speak for many, and I will continue to do so. I feel very blessed to be in the position that I am and I'll take the darts and the arrows because I know others have my back, and I have their back.