From Jonathan Chait at TNR's "The Plank" blog:
Palin on Freedom of the Press
Maureen Dowd is right. "Sometimes, her sentences have a Yoda-like splendor." The statement quoted is such an incomprehensible muddle it is hard to figure out what she is saying, but it does sound like she wants less press freedom. Personally I think she is both sinister and way too dumb to be president.Is this some kind of threat against freedom of the press, or just a completely incoherent ramble? I honestly don't know. Either she's sinister or just way too dumb to be president:
As we send our young men and women overseas in a war zone to fight for democracy and freedoms, including freedom of the press, we've really got to have a mutually beneficial relationship here with those fighting the freedom of the press, and then the press, though not taking advantage and exploiting a situation, perhaps they would want to capture and abuse the privilege. We just want truth, we want fairness, we want balance.