"No, things have changed," she continued. "But complaining? Or whining? Absolutely not. But I am going to call it like I see it. It doesn't do any good to whine about any of this. But I can call it like I see it. Sometimes it gets me in a lot of trouble when I speak candidly, and I speak from the heart and I do such a thing. But I am going to."
"And there was that media slant this go round," she said. "And unless things change, the GOP had really better can stand together, 'cause we got that on the battlefield also. I call it like I see it and like I lived it on the campaign trail. Not complaining, but dealing with reality."
"Those are the cards that are dealt us," she said, "and we had better learn to play that hand and do things right and do things better."
John Zeigler at Big Hollywood advances the notion that Palin was naive and understandably so:
She declared, “Some in the media actually participated in not so much the ‘who-what-where-when-why’ objective reporting on candidates and positions, those five W’s that I learned when I had a journalism degree so many years ago in college, when the world of journalism was quite different than it is today.”Who could blame someone who graduated in the 80’s during a year in journalism when there was at least some self restraint on the inherent liberal agenda for being more than a bit shocked that the rules had been completely changed without anyone officially doing so.
Are you kidding me? Thats a defense? She was naive? Thats the argument you want to make on her behalf? That argument is the height of congnitive dissonance for a political rock star nicknamed the "Barracuda" that the men of the right like because she's game for airborne wolf hunting.
How many times does Palin plan to revisit the subject of how the media was unfair to her? How about she take some responsibility too? The political mannerisms and feminine winks that people seemed to find so cute for example, that provided ample ammunition to Tina Fey. The determined avoidance of simple questions like "what do you read?" Were she a man, there would be none of this breathless rushing to her defense. This is the same species of mistake that was made on the campaign trail when the McCain team worked so hard to shelter her from media questioning, ostensibly to "protect" her, which only got them derided as simply trying to hide her flaws from the public. The result? Those flaws, real and imagined, were simply magnified in the mind of the electorate. These comments from her don't help her a whole lot, nor the misguided coddling of Palin from the right.