Palin on Krauthammer

Via Real Clear Politics:  Sarah Palin Knocks Krauthammer: "Sorry That I’m Not Hoity-Toity" (video at link).

I have to agree with Jonathan S. Tobin at Commentary:

Her response was vintage Palin, combining a sort of schoolyard banter with bristling resentment. “Oooh. Sorry that I’m not so hoity-toity,” was the best she could come up with as a retort while gesturing that she was not someone who had to put her finger in the air to determine what to think, as if the intellectual yet down-to-earth conservative sage Krauthammer was some liberal media consultant. Just as disturbing as the obnoxiousness of her response was the vague thought that perhaps she’s not quite sure who exactly Krauthammer is.

In fairness to Palin, the “hoity-toity” line was not directly aimed at Krauthammer, even though the question O’Reilly asked did have a linkage to the thesis of the Krauthammer column he reference at the beginning of the segment.

Upon watching the beginning twice, I have to agree with Tobin (who, btw, describes himself as someone who is “inclined to judge her more favorably than much of the chattering class”) that she does come across as perhaps unclear as to whom Krauthammer is.

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  1. An Interested Party says:

    “Upon watching the beginning twice, I have to agree…that she does come across as perhaps unclear as to whom Krauthammer is.”

    I’m sure many of her supporters share this lack of knowledge and certainly don’t look at it as a flaw…

  2. Winghunter says:

    When Krauthammer openly and clearly states that Obama is a Centrist (as he just recently did) WE don’t know who he is!

    Now, if he’s just trying to point out that she’s not ready to be POTUS, all who are capable for our own governance fully understand that obvious fact.

    On the other hand, Palin would make the finest RNC Chair this country has ever seen right now. You can get rich off of that bet.

  3. Patrick T. McGuire says:

    Y’all go to great lengths to find something to ridicule Palin and quite frankly it’s getting a bit tiresome. The question she answered was whether her Alaska show on TV gave her a presidential image. Her reply was basically that she isn’t an east coast elitist. I don’t see a problem with that and have deep suspicions of someone who would.

  4. John says:

    @Patrick – has it occurred to you that the way this and other sites make money is through clicks and that if you ceased to click and comment on the subject matter that OTB and others would be less inclined to include less-than-newsworthy notes on subjects involving Palin?

    I’m actually quite pleased that Doug and others here continually promote these stories because I very much enjoy the Palin vs Anti-Palin banter…plus I’m always happy to see nickels being made.