Defiantly Tone-Deaf Palin Goes on 'Blood Libel' Defensive

Dear everyone in the world: no one is as unfairly persecuted as the victim Sarah Palin. At least that's what the consummate narcissist-patriot appears to believe in a new interview, her first since the shameful “blood libel” comments, wherein Mrs. “Don't Retreat; RELOAD” does exactly that.

Yesterday, being interviewed by her Fox coworker Sean Hannity, Palin expressed some cursory condolences before launching into her defense of her PAC's crosshairs map that targeted several congresspeople, including Gabrielle Giffords. Cockles up, she accused the left of being afraid of her “message” that America is on “the wrong track.” After Hannity asked her whether the political fallout from the map affected her political future, she quoted Dr. Martin Luther King and compared his struggle to her own... on MLK Day. Then, she defended herself from accusations that she was responsible for Tuscon -- thus far there is no connection between Jared Lee Loughner and Palin or the Tea Party -- but then does exactly what she lambastes the media of doing, and lies about his “left-wing” beliefs.

But the worst part was on 'blood libel.' Hannity asks Palin her opinion of her critics in the 'Jewish community.' Palin's response: “I think the critics, again, were using anything that they could gather out of that statement... you can spin up anything out of any statements that are released and use them against the person who is making the statement.... that term has been used for eons, Sean.”

She then promises she won't “sit down” or “shut up” and alludes to her possible decision to run for president. 

Watch below, via Mediaite.



AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at January 18, 2011, 3:54am

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