Sean Hannity tried to give Sarah Palin a dose of Republican Rehab after her spectacular flop at the Iowa Freedom Summit. But Palin did her own self in with another rambling, incoherent rant that also took a swipe at “quasi-liberal” Fox and Bill O’Reilly. Grab the popcorn!
As I’ve previously noted, Fox has not been very supportive of Palin’s announcement that she’s supposedly “really interested” in running for president in 2016. Her speech to the Freedom Summit almost certainly did nothing to help her standing. It got mocked by Jon Stewart, thanked by the DNC, panned by the right, and turned one of her biggest supporters against her.
Last night, Sean Hannity tried to make the best of Palin's bad situation. From Politico:
Even Fox News host Sean Hannity found Sarah Palin’s speech at the recent Iowa Freedom Summit bizarre, asking the former Alaska governor if her teleprompter had broken.
“Did the teleprompter go down, did you have trouble with the copy, was there any moment in the speech where you had any difficulty because people had been so critical?” he asked the former 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Tuesday on his Fox News program “Hannity.”
Palin ridiculously claimed she hadn’t wanted any attention when she told the news media she was “really interested” in running. “It’s certainly not newsworthy for me to have answered, yeah, I’m interested,” she claimed. “To not be interested would be not – uh, standing up to what’s right and doin’ what’s right,” she said.
Palin insisted she’s “thinking about it” but “it’s much too early to say” if she’s running or not. She said the issue is in God’s hands and His “inspiration divinely” is “top of the list.”
But Palin inadvertently let on that, apparently, God has already said no. “In the meantime, I’m going to continue to do what I’m doing and that’s helping find other candidates and other positions to get out there and do what’s right for their cities, their states, for our country because the middle class… really is getting the shaft,” she said.
If Palin were seriously considering running, she’d be focusing on putting a team together, fundraising, etc., not spending her time on promoting local candidates.
But Hannity – who almost surely knows this - played along. He changed the subject to the Iowa speech and asked about the teleprompter and the negative reactions.
“I know how you guys, or how the media in general works,” Palin continued. She “defended” herself by saying that the teleprompter went out during her 2008 acceptance speech and she got a standing ovation. She threw in some more word salad about the “status quo” and a “track record proving what works.” Then she said:
Knowing what the media is going to do throughout 2016… it’s going to take more than a village to beat Hillary. There needs to be unity, understanding that we have that – conservatives have that strike against us, you know, right off the bat, that being the media. Even there – on Fox! You know, kind of a quasi or assumed conservative outlet and we have all day listening to the tease of Bill O’Reilly. He’s talking about – the guests on his show tonight, or the commentary on his show – and that would be, “All these GOP contenders thinking about running for president… Oh, what a reality show that would be, yuk, yuk.” Well, the left doesn’t do that, OK? They take this serious. Because this is war and hopefully the media – even the quasi right side of the media won’t be looking at this as some kind of reality show, a joke, because maybe they have theirs, so they’re taken care of. They’re fine.
Hannity responded by asking Palin, “What’s your agenda? What would be your message?”
Palin spent the next minute or so pretending she really has one. But she refused to give any odds she’s running. “It’s too early,” Palin reiterated.
Maybe too early for her and perhaps the last of her die-hard supporters. But I think the rest of us know without doubt that the answer is “none.”
Palin may even lose her Fox job while she’s at it.
Watch it below, from last night’s Hannity.
Here’s a link to it…there’s an update that says he still has an AFA radio show though.
Btw, the far right-wing American Family Association has fired Bryan Fischer. LOL!
Wrong Sarah, the reason the middle class is getting screwed is because of America corporate greed, not government. Outsouring, the weakening of labor unions is the reason for wages stagnating while executive pay and bonuses have exploded where CEO failure is rewarded with million dollar severance packages.
I don’t care who is coming over the border, but what’s leaving, and that’s manufacturing jobs.