That’s what it seems like from the Gridiron speech Palin gave. Don Surber has a round up of the quotes. Go read them, Sarah really goes after the press–in a funny way.
Andrew Malcolm has a great article [and a great pictue] on the event. Here’s an excerpt:
Palin appeared in a brand-new role for the possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate — joke-teller as the GOP’s representative at the annual winter Gridiron Dinner, a 124-year-old group of Washington writers and guests who hold such regular opportunities for political writers to mingle with the power people who really matter.
Speakers there — past ones have included someone named Barack Obama — are intentionally funny — or trying to be, anyway — and usually off the record.
But an exception allowing news coverage was made tonight given the intense interest in Palin, who attracted about twice the usual dinner crowd.
And she appeared to succeed better than her Democratic counterpart, Rep. Barney Frank. It was a refreshingly different look at Palin, who’s more often quoted as a media scold and harsh critic of what’s-his-name in the White House.
Palin, whose intelligence has been widely challenged by many in her audience, said she was pleased to appear before an elite audience of intellectual heavyweights: “Or as I like to call it, a death panel.”
Well. Sarah Palin keeps proving herself to be quite the politician. It seems she does inspire fear and loathing, for good reason. She is formidable.