Posted Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at 3:23 PM
John Dickerson gives the Palin video a thumb down:
Palin, who is so expert in capturing the feelings, frustrations and hopes of a certain segment of the population, demonstrated no range. She offered nothing to meet this moment. Her remarks were defensive, illogical, and distracting.
Will Saletan makes it an even two thumbs:
In today's Facebook post, Palin writes: "Recall how the events of 9-11 challenged our values and we had to fight the tendency to trade our freedoms for perceived security. And so it is today." Indeed. But when the events of 9/11 challenged our values, Palin surrendered. A decade later, she remains still willing to trade freedom, not for security, but for " sensitivity " to her supporters' anger at Muslims generally. She's willing to issue blood libels and sacrifice people's freedoms. She just doesn't want the same done to her.
A source of dark humor on the Hill right now is how nothing happening here is getting as much media interest as a video a former governor put on Facebook.