Palin Mocks Critics of Rove's Comments on Hillary

Monday, 19 May 2014 10:08 PM

By Cathy Burke

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Sarah Palin on Monday mercilessly mocked critics who slammed Karl Rove for bringing up Hillary Clinton's 2012 health scare, arguing that the media and Democrats didn't spare her when she was the Republican Party's 2008 vice presidential nominee.

"Hillary's brain is off-limits! Leave her health records alone!" the former Alaska governor wrote in a Facebook post Monday night.

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"Democrats are right – scouring records of a female candidate is just politics of personal destruction, and for the media to engage in it would be unfair, unethical, and absolutely unprecedented . . . Bunch of sexist, big meanies engaging in something heretofore unheard of, for shame."

Citing a Wall Street Journal article that noted GOP support for scrutinizing both the age and health of a presidential candidate, Palin urged "fair and consistent coverage of relevant issues before deciding a presidential/vice presidential ticket" – but said she never got that.

"With enormous issues to debate before choosing a presidential/vice presidential ticket, have confidence no mean-spirited salaciousness will be pushed by 'real journalists,'" she wrote. "Nope. This just doesn't happen at this respectable level of American politics. Just ask me. And Trig."

Palin posted links, including to Politico and Salon, about the conspiracy theories surrounding her son Trig. During the 2008 election, rumors circulated that Trig -- Palin's youngest child, who has Down syndrome -- was actually daughter Bristol Palin's son.

Palin's Facebook post launched a sarcastic blast at the media for pursuing "whispers" and "inaccurate information."

"Goodness, no one credible would print lies, continually harass a candidate's doctor, disrupt local hospital staff, or even offer to pay locals to give 'quotes' about her health records to be included in a 'research book' by a public university professor," she wrote.

"Thank goodness liberals are consistent in refusing to apply double standards, thanks to their disdain for hypocrisy – so they'll come through once again!" she taunted, adding:
"Rest assured these self-designated protectors of what they obviously believe is the 'weaker sex' needing protection in the political arena will elevate political discourse."

In 2010, Palin also lashed out at relentless rumors, ranging from whether she had breast implants to her marital status.

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