Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Palin Tells Rush Limbaugh: The Media Wants Me to Shut Up, That's Not Going to Happen

Appearing on Rush Limbaugh's radio show this afternoon, Gov. Sarah Palin talked about her relationship with the national media.

RUSH: This is an attempt by the media to make you stop being who you are. What it means is, they're really worried about the effectiveness that you have.

PALIN: Well, yeah, I guess that message is they do want me to sit down and shut up. But that's not going to happen. I care too much about this great country. Now, yes, speaking of some of those associations -- and you're right; mainstream media is not holding Barack Obama accountable -- let's talk quickly about ACORN and the unconscionable situation that we're facing right now with voter fraud. And given the ties between Obama and ACORN and the money that his campaign has sent them and the job that he had with them in the past, Obama has a responsibility to rein in ACORN and prove that he's willing to fight voter fraud. We called him on it.

Later in the conversation there is more discussion about the media and how it has handled the campaign.

RUSH: I don't mean to always harp on the media here because everybody does this, but this is a true observation here. If it weren't for the media covering up for Obama and presenting him as a person he's not, he would be at 30% in the polls. Your odds, therefore, are formidable, the things that you and Senator McCain have to overcome in these last three weeks because you're not only waging a race. This is my opinion. She's not saying this, folks. I'm not trying to put words in your mouth, Governor, but you're waging a race not just against Obama and Biden. You're waging a race against most of the mainstream media in this country. One of the things I have to go back and ask you before we lose our time with you. It's something that profoundly offended me. You have borne up under this well. You're from Alaska; thrust onto the national stage. They start these attempts to destroy you, based on your apparent treasonous behavior to feminism. How did it make you feel when they said you had no business being chosen for vice president because you have a child to raise?

PALIN: Oh, isn't that something? The double standards are something else. But, you know what? If my skin isn't thick enough to take those petty immature shots that are coming from some of them on the other side, then I have no business thinking that I could serve as vice president. And keeping it in perspective, too, Rush when you consider the true shots that actually hurt people across America -- those who are worried about losing their homes, their jobs; maybe their kid or their spouse is over in the war zone, they're worried about that person's safety -- those are the true shots that really matter in America today. So the political... (cell phone drops)

She did reconnect the phone call. The transcript and audio of the whole interview is here at Limbaugh's site.

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