"I handed the reins to another, much like Dr. Laura is doing, so these obstructionists who hated a Commonsense Conservative agenda wouldn’t win. I didn’t retreat; I reloaded in order to fight for what is right on a fairer battlefield." - Sarah Palin
LOLOLOLOL Sarah. We're curious if you really believe that, or if your PR intern is just working OT. Either way, that's a 9.5 on the unintentional comedy meter.
Reloaded to fight for what's right? You mean fat paychecks and defending Dr. Laura on social networking sites? Even Schlessinger herself must be like: Handing over my reins? Obstructionists? What the heck are you smoking?
If you missed it, Dr. Laura said the n-word on her radio show recently, then amidst the ensuing controversy, announced she will soon retire from the radio.
Sarah Palin defended her on Twitter, dubiously standing up for the embattled host's First Amendment rights and showing a startlingly dim-witted grasp of the U.S. Constitution for a person who was once governor of a U.S. State.
Now, she has posted an even lengthier defense of Dr. Laura on Facebook. Thank goodness she's elaborating! We've pasted it below for your analysis.
But seriously ... does this woman own stock in Dr. Laura? Or the word shackles?
Does anyone seriously believe that Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a racist? Anyone, I mean, who isn’t already accusing all conservatives, Republicans, Tea Party Americans, etc., etc., etc. of being racists?Adversaries who have been trying to silence Dr. Laura for years seized on her recent use of the n-word on her show as she subsequently suggested that rap “artists” and other creative types like those producing HBO shows who regularly use the n-word could be questioned for doing so. Her intention in discussing the issue with a caller seeking advice was not to be hateful or bigoted. Though she did not mean to insult the caller, she did, and she apologized for it. Still, those who oppose her seized upon her mistake in using the word (though she didn’t call anyone the derogatory term) to paint her as something that she’s not. I can understand how she could feel “shackled” by those who would parse a single word out of decades of on-air commentary. I understand what she meant when she declared that she was “taking back my First Amendment rights” by turning to a new venue that will not allow others the ability to silence her by going after her stations, sponsors, and supporters.
I, and obviously many others, have been “shackled” too by people who play games with false accusations, threats, frivolous lawsuits, misreporting, etc., in an effort to silence those with whom they disagree. That’s why I tend to defend people who call it like they see it while others stop at nothing to shut them up. I learned this valuable lesson when the partisan obstructionists in my state tried to shackle, bankrupt, and destroy my family and supporters, and my record, with endless frivolous litigation when I returned from the Vice Presidential campaign trail. In order to shake off the shackles they wanted to paralyze us with, I handed the reins to another, much like Dr. Laura is doing, so that these obstructionists who hated a Commonsense Conservative agenda wouldn’t win. I didn’t retreat; I reloaded in order to fight for what is right on a fairer battlefield. So, more power to someone with good intentions who refuses to be shackled by their detractors when they are falsely accused of being racist.
Dr. Laura did not call anyone or any group of people the n-word. Curiously, the same criers over this issue didn’t utter a word when White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel called a group protesting the Obama Administration’s actions, “f***ing retards.” When this presidential spokesman uttered this term I commented that the President would be better off not including Emmanuel in his circle of advisers, and my opinion was based not just on the crude and disrespectful term Emmanuel used to label people, but because he too often gives the President very poor advice. I was called intolerant and narrow-minded by many on the Left for commenting on that issue. Many of these same Leftists are now spinning the Dr. Laura issue into something it is not. As usual, their hypocrisy and double standard applications are glaring.
- Sarah Palin
Don't ask us when the issue became all about Sarah Palin, as it appears to have done by the second paragraph, but any hot topic tends to these days. But she's just fighting the good fight on an even playing field, remember.
The third paragraph might carry some more weight if the first two weren't so disjointed, long-winded and filled with unnecessary "quotation marks." That's just our opinion, of course. What's yours? Are we being too hard on Sarah?
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