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Palin: Criticizing Rush over his Fluke comments is ‘the definition of hypocrisy’

By Megan Carpentier
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 21:58 EDT
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Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) got caught by CNN’s “caucus cam” in Wasilla — and the whole CNN team to the opportunity to quiz her about the the GOP primary, her potential candidacy and, of course, her opinion on the Sandra Fluke affair. Unsurprisingly, Palin used the opportunity to call the liberal media hypocrites. “I think the definition of hypocrisy is for Rush Limbaugh to have been called out, force to apologize and retract what it is that he said in exercising his first amendment rights,” she said, “and never is the same applied to the leftist radicals who say such horrible things about the handicapped, about women, the defenseless.”

Palin was not ready to tell the cameras her choice for the GOP nomination, telling CNN, “I want to see the process continue, more debate about who it is that can bust through the Orwellian Obama rhetoric and pandering that we see in the incumbent, who can bust through that with facts, with history, with logic, with common sense in order for American voters to understand we have a choice,” indicating that she likely didn’t cast a ballot for former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-AK).

When asked, as she inevitably is, about her potential candidacy in 2016, she said, “Anything in this life, in this world is possible. Anything is possible for an American,” and declined to say that she wasn’t interested. “I would seriously consider whatever I can do to help our country,” she added.

Watch the video, first broadcast on CNN on March 6, 2012, below:

Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
 
 
 
 
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