Palin Stands by ‘Palling Around With Terrorists’ Comment
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin by the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody is scheduled to air on “The 700 Club” over ABC Family channel Tuesday night. Palin has reportedly said she stands by accusing Sen. Barack Obama of “palling around with terrorists” and would use the line again.
Brody has posted excerpts on his blog. Here’s the terrorist exchange:
Brody: Are you okay with the “pal around with terrorist line?” Or you want to rein that back a little?
Palin: No I would say it again, I would say it again because again it, it, according to the information that we have, the association that he’s had with Bill Ayers wasn’t just one or two time sitting on a board together where, No, there’s been quite a few associations and events and meetings and discussion and emails and calls and to not disavow that too, I think is troubling.
Yesterday I reported that this tactic of stretching the truth is not only an unusual campaign tactic for Palin, but new. In this case, she’s using a loose relationship between Obama and a 1960s radical to say the presidential hopeful spends his leisure time with terrorists. It’s a new kind of Palin from the one Alaskans saw run for governor in 2006.