Friday Facepalm: Sarah Palin, Concern Troll
It’s Friday Facepalm time! Former Alaska governor and hapless vice presidential candidate has struck again. This time, she is claiming that she has put the matter surrounding former MSNBC daytime host Martin Bashir’s vulgar but arguably not undeserved invective behind her – but not before she could crowbar a little concern trolling into her latest gourmet word salad:
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday responded to Martin Bashir’s resignation from MSNBC by saying that she was used to being the victim of liberals, but she hoped that the former host’s attack did not stop other people from starting businesses.
On Wednesday, Bashir had announced that he was resigning from MSNBC after suggesting that Palin deserved to eat human feces the way that slaves were once forced to for her remarks comparing the federal debt to slavery.
“My role is to accept his apology and be humble enough and to, you know, accept it and move on,” Palin told the hosts of Fox & Friends on Thursday. “But I just hope that unprovoked attacks like that don’t result in people being hesitant to jump in the arena anyway, to get out there and serve the public or start a business or really commit themselves to changing within their family, their community, their world, doing whatever they can despite the fact that, in this world, you are going to be hurt and attacks will come your way.“
I feel ya, governor! Cthulhu forbid that, say, Ann Coulter should bad-mouth a liberal if (s)he starts a business and it goes viral among progressives on Twitter and Facebook. That would really hurt business… not.