Sarah Palin

She Doesn't Know, Does She

Sarah Palin, First Amendment Champion:

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

Governor... The press is constitutionally mandated to ask tough questions of politicians. Especially when politicians say crazy things, like that time when a candidate for vice president didn't know what the vice president does. Or the time when the same candidate accused Democrats of supporting communism.

That's why a free press is guaranteed in the First Amendment. Are you suggesting that the press shouldn't be critical of politicians -- that the press ought to just step aside and let you say whatever batshit string of wingnuttery pops into your dome without calling you on it?

How very Bushie of you, Governor. How very McCarthyist of you.