…has an ad buy as small, on an issue as obscure, as the Defenders of Wildlife attack on Palin’s wolf-hunting rules, gotten so far under an executive’s skin.
The ad was narrated by Ashley Judd, and Jonathan Martin notices its reappearance in Palin’s resignation speech:
She went after reporters but also what she called the Hollywood “starlets” who rail against gun rights and the “partisan operatives” who filed the ethics complaints that helped drive her from office.
She even aimed her fire at an undefined group who she deemed insufficiently patriotic.
Some in this group, Palin said, “seem to just be hell-bent on maybe tearing down our nation, perpetuating some pessimism and suggesting American apologetics.”
As for the “starlets,” Palin seemed to be alluding to actress Ashley Judd, who targeted the former governor on behalf of an environmental group for supporting aerial wolf hunting.
Warning of “anti-hunting, anti-second amendment circuses from Hollywood,” Palin said advocacy groups “use these delicate, tiny, very talented celebrity starlets.”
She offered such individuals this message: “By the way, Hollywood needs to know: We eat therefore we hunt.”
Dick Morris, uncharacteristically, compared Palin unfavorably to Hillary Clinton on Fox yesterday.
"Now the media has been positively carnivorous in dealing with Sarah Palin, and it’s been disgusting and revolting, but still you gotta take it when you’re in politics. That’s the one good thing about Hillary. You know she’s not going to wilt…. I think she [Palin] was the front-runner when she resigned. But when you resign, you resign, you resign," he said.
And in other 2012 news, Tim Pawlenty is quietly making his way up the D.C. ladder with an appointment at the RGA.