By listening to the media reports you’d think this was a big deal, huh?
Reagan Ranch Center, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 in Santa Barbara, Calif. February 4, 2011. Palin is a headline speaker for the Ronald Reagan Centennial celebration opening reception hosted by the Young Americans Foundation.
Palin & the press: Learn from Reagan’s playbook
Calif. — Sarah Palin offered an extended tribute to Ronald Reagan in Santa Barbara Friday night, praising him specifically for not being bothered by criticism. Then, in an interview the CBN’s David Brody following the speech, she said that if she ran for president she’d follow the same course of ignoring the naysayers.
But she couldn’t help but get in a jab at the press in the same interview, telling Brody that “much of the mainstream media is already becoming irrelevant.”
Such shots have, of course, become staples of Palin’s repertoire. They illustrate that, despite her claims, criticism plainly does get to her.