â€œThere is still a lot of consideration that have to be made. We havenâ€™t made up our mind or desired to make an announcement yet as to what it is we will be doing.â€
Palin stated that one of the big considerations is that Obama has already said heâ€™s going to rake in and spend $1 billion in this race. â€œMoney is certainly going to be a consideration. And then just the idea of, will the American electorate be ready for someone a bit unconventional, in terms of a candidate who will call it like she sees it, and who will not be beholden to special interests or such obsessive partisanship as to let a political machine get in the way of just doing whatâ€™s right for the voters.â€ said Palin
Sarah Palin granted the impromptu interview even though it was her intention to simply enjoy what she called a â€œuniquely Alaskan eventâ€. The Iron Dog competition is the worldâ€™s toughest and longest snowmobile race and Todd Palin has been competing in it for the past 18 years and in four them Todd was the winner. But the interview took a bit of a turn when reporter Jackie Long asked â€œWhat are the criticisms that have hurt you most? One of the big ones thatâ€™s thrown at you is that youâ€™re not intellectually capable. Does that sting?â€
Palin responded with, â€œWho said that?â€
What followed was an exchange that demonstrated Palinâ€™s warranted frustration with the liberal bias that the media demonstrates and consistently plagues Palin with;
Long: Lots of criticism about the interviews you have given, the ability to get your head around foreign policy.
Palin: Well, how about the idea of perhaps what some of the media has chosen to portray. Letâ€™s take a couple of examples â€“ and I donâ€™t really want to have to talk politics on one of the best days of our life here in Alaska â€“ but Iâ€™ll give you one more answer. Things like, that are misconstrued regarding rumours out there that are still in the media because reporters donâ€™t do their homework, too often, and they donâ€™t set the record straight â€“ though I think itâ€™s their job to set the record straight â€“ rumours like I didnâ€™t know that Africa was a continent, thatâ€™s still out there, thatâ€™s a lie. Things like I censored books when I was a mayor up here in Alaska, thatâ€™s a lie.
[Governor Palin begins to walk away]
Palin: So again if I decide to run we know that we have to put up with a lot of the BS that comes from the media but â€¦ Itâ€™s not all of you guys but some of you still claim that Trig isnâ€™t my kid. I think thatâ€™s an indication of screwed-up media.
Long: You were saying, your favorite from the media? Which one is that?
Palin: Is that Trig is not my child, which is still out there in the media.
Long: How offensive is that? How do you deal with that?
Palin: Would you be offended if someone said youâ€™re child wasnâ€™t your child? Itâ€™s offensive. OK, you know what, Iâ€™m really really trying to enjoy one of the best days of our lives.
It should be noted that the BBC is an outlet as liberal asÂ NPR is in the United States.Â It should also be noted that Sarah Palin has repeatedly warned people about the dangers of angering a Mama Grizzly.Â I now doubt Jackie Long will have another opportunity to discuss politics with Sarah Palin again.Â Oh well, thatâ€™s their loss, not hers.