Nice Deb has the video of Sarah Palin’s interview from Sean Hannity’s show last night in which she addressed critics of her “blood libel” accusation in the aftermath of the Tucson tragedy, and AmSpec’s Quin Hillyer has the best recap/description of it I’ve seen. A snippet:
I continue to believe that Sarah Palin is not yet qualified to be president, but my admiration for her continues to grow. Her interview with Sean Hannity, just aired, was almost pitch-perfect. It was dignified. It was well-modulated. It was strong. And it was thoughtful.
Read the rest here. I only have a few words to add: GO SARAH GO!
Related to all this, I must say, I continue to be amused but not surprised by Politico’s token “conservative” Joe Scarborough (also MSDNC’s token “conservative”), continuing to trash Palin in spite of his own calls in the last few weeks for a “new tone.” Check out this piece he wrote in which he has the audacity to chide the former Alaska governor for daring to respond to the slanderous accusations made by shamelessly opportunistic Democrats that she was in some way responsible for the murders of 6 and the injury of 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (via):
We get it, Sarah Palin. You’re not morally culpable for the tragic shooting in Tucson, Ariz. All of us around the “Morning Joe” table agree, even if we were stunned that you would whine about yourself on Facebook as a shattered family prepared to bury their 9-year-old girl.
I guess we could turn Joe’s “logic” around on him and suggest that we’re “stunned” that he’s still taking a hypocritical harsh tone by whining about Sarah Palin’s justifiable response as some of 9-year-old-Christina Green’s organs were being donated to help other children live better lives, but why stoop to the “old tone” level he supposedly decries?
Maybe one day when Joe steps outside of his Beltway bubble and decides he’s no longer comfortable with being willingly used by left wing “mainstream” media outlets as the “voice” for conservatism, he’ll understand that when you’re publicly accused of being the inspiration for the horrific murders of 6 people, and the injury of 14 others as part of an assassination attempt on an elected official, the last thing you need to do is step back and allow venomous people who are accusing you of such to go unanswered. In other words, you’re not going to sit back and “take it.” You’re going to respond, and respond forcefully.
Perhaps Joe has forgotten what this means, since the only “forceful” responses he knows how to give these days are ones in which he – while chummily rubbing elbows with the liberal establishment on his Morning Joe program and then later on in the evening on the DC cocktail circuit – slams decent conservatives on a daily basis, both for legitimately criticizing the Obama agenda and for defending themselves against bogus accusations and baseless insinuations that come from the Obama administration and many of the other hard-core Democrats he and his liberal co-host Mika routinely defend. It’s a tough life, eh Joe?