Armed with her "redneck whiteboard," Gov. Palin appeared on Fox News' "On The Record" Friday night and discussed the Obama Administration's recent spate of scandals with host Greta Van Susteren:
The former Alaska governor revealed that one reason the nation is being subjected to these scandals is rooted in the restrictions John McCain's campaign handicapped her with when she was the Arizona Senator's running mate in 2008. Off limits, the governor explained, were topics such as Obama's thin resume and his connections to confessed domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and pro-Marxist pastor Jeremiah White. “I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those ‘elitists,’ those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine, running John McCain’s campaign at the time said that the media would eat us alive if we brought up these things,” she said. Saddling the campaign with such restrictions, Gov. Palin argued, led to Obama's election, reelection and ultimately the scandals.
"Which one does he, specifically, consider a phony scandal?" the Mama Grizzly asked, referencing conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg, who asked the same question. She claimed that it was no coincidence that Obama and members of his White House staff are using the same phrase. "It is all coordinated," she added.
Gov. Palin likened the administration's tactics regarding the scandals to a basketball team's stall play, running out the clock and "hogging the ball," a style of play the former high school state champion point guard called "cowardly." When they see the tactic employed, she said, "the crowd gets up and leaves." But not the media. "The media will stick with him," she predicted, because "they are part of the problem." The 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate declared, "Americans are smarter than what the lamestream media gives them credit for." Continuing with her basketball analogy, Mrs. Palin observed that the media is supposed to act as a referee, "but they won't do their jobs." The media, she said, are "lapdogs" for Obama and his administration.