Can the country stomach much more of Sarah Palin? Tonight on USA's blog:
Sarah Palin made her debut as a Fox News contributor memorable tonight, telling veteran Fox host Bill O'Reilly that new attacks on her 2008 vice presidential bid are "a bunch of B.S."
Palin applied the epithet to criticisms by former John McCain campaign aides in a new book and a recent 60 Minutes interview; among other things, they said the former Alaska governor didn't know why North and South Korea are separate nations.
"Yes, that surprised me," Palin said. "I hadn't seen the 60 Minutes thing. I had been warned, you know, don't watch. It's a bunch of B.S. from [Steve] Schmidt and from some of those."
As for the Korea claim, she said: "That is a lie."
Her personal reference is to former McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, who told 60 Minutes on Sunday that Palin had a habit of saying things "that were provably, demonstrably untrue."
You can read and see the video here.
On other topics, Palin told O'Reilly she does not think Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is racist, but neither was former Republican leader Trent Lott and he was forced to step down because of racially charged remarks.
She also said both President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are out of touch with most Americans, and she is not surprised that Obama's approval ratings are dropping.
"It was just a matter of time before more of that reflection of the people's uncomfortableness that they feel towards this administration is manifesting in these poll numbers," Palin said.
Until it comes out that she had an affair with John McCain, I'm not writing about her again for a long, long time.