Sarah Barracuda is a tough as nails patriot who can stand up to Congress, Vladimir Putin, and Joe Biden, but David Letterman makes her cry.
Sarah Palin has always, is now, and forever shall be a wingnut. Her followers are exclusively Wingnuts.
Wingnuts have 5 speeds:
1st Gear: Chest-thumping bed-wetter
OMG, we can't put bad people in prisons on U. S. soil.
WE'RE ON U. S. Soil!
2nd Gear: Projection Artist
That said, pdb’s comment would be a beautiful example of the reflexive narcissism of the Wingnuts—they have a disdain for African-Americans, but lie about it, so they project that onto everyone else. They are cowards, but lie about it, so they project that onto everyone else. They are crooks, but lie about it, so they project that onto everyone else.
(This, by the way, is a classic example of narcissistic projection that one sees in the psychological literature. Narcissists are deeply insecure, fearing that a certain modesty on their parts would be more than justified. Thus, in any case where they fail of the ideals that they demand others achieve, they use misdirection to distract viewers.)
3rd: Oppressed victim of liberal meanyness.
Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt. The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the past nine months I've been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations – such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters’ questions.
In fact, this decision comes after much consideration, and finally polling the most important people in my life - my children (where the count was unanimous... well, in response to asking: "Want me to make a positive difference and fight for ALL our children's future from outside the Governor's office?" It was four "yes's" and one "hell yeah!" The "hell yeah" sealed it - and someday I'll talk about the details of that... I think much of it had to do with the kids seeing their baby brother Trig mocked by some pretty mean-spirited adults recently.)
4th: Red State Strike Force-esque Treason Purger
Reverse: Oceania has always been at war with East Asia. (Not retreat, but advancing in another direction, last throes, etc)