You could say that ex-Alaska governor and current Republican agent provocateur is becoming increasingly bitter and twisted. Or you could say she’s developing a penchant for nasty-ass sarcasm. Either way, Palin is pushing back against allegations that her “RELOAD” Tweet and Facebook gun imagery were over-the-top. OK, inciting violence. Today’s Facebook entry tries to “make fun” of the criticism, in a not-so-funny-in-fact-more-than-slightly-condescending sort of way (using basketball’s final four as a jumping off the comedy cliff point). This after somewhat apologizing. As Ronald Reagan used to say, “there you go again.” [Note to Ms. Palin: TTAG’s running out of jpegs of you shooting guns. Please head over to Harry Reid’s $61 million pork barrel gun range for a photo op.]
To the teams that desire making it this far next year: Gear up! In the battle, set your sights on next season’s targets! From the shot across the bow – the first second’s tip-off – your leaders will be in the enemy’s crosshairs, so you must execute strong defensive tactics. You won’t win only playing defense, so get on offense! The crossfire is intense, so penetrate through enemy territory by bombing through the press, and use your strong weapons – your Big Guns – to drive to the hole. Shoot with accuracy; aim high and remember it takes blood, sweat and tears to win.
Focus on the goal and fight for it. If the gate is closed, go over the fence. If the fence is too high, pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, parachute in. If the other side tries to push back, your attitude should be “go for it.” Get in their faces and argue with them. (Sound familiar?!) Every possession is a battle; you’ll only win the war if you’ve picked your battles wisely. No matter how tough it gets, never retreat, instead RELOAD!
– Sarah Palin