Sarah Palin appeared with Greta Van Susteren and the conversation started with gaffes made by Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann and Barack Obama. Sarah says she needs the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) defense like a fish needs a bicycle. See the transcript below the video.
Sarah Palin: I need NOW’s Defense Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle (video)
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: Bill Maher just used a vulgarity with you. You may say you are over it. But it is degrading to women, that’s the problem. Governor Sarah Palin is over it, and it’s water off a duck’s back. You got a daughter, your daughter’s friends, everyone watching has a mother, and it is degrading. It does need to be fair.
SARAH PALIN: We wish that it were fair. Nobody has promised life was going to be fair. In politics, it really isn’t fair. There’s scrutiny, double standards and all that. Again, when it affects me personally, I’m dealing with it in a different way that others who want to bring more light to it and demand that Bill Maher apologize or that NOW defend me for something that was said. By the way, I need NOW’s defense like a fish needs a bicycle. I don’t want them to defend me.
My point is when a shot is taken at me, it is water off a duck’s back because I know the important things we need to concentrate on, especially the national and international issues important that our country. You are right when it comes to other women, my daughters, you Greta, if somebody says something that is not true or is spun in such a — I’m not going to retreat. I will reload and tell them what I think about them and hold them accountable for what they say about other women. In that respect, it is not fair.
VAN SUSTEREN: I don’t think it is conservative women who get it. I’ve seen vicious things about Leader Pelosi. I’ve seen horrible, vicious things about Secretary of State Clinton. I don’t think it is liberal. I actually think some of the worst offenders are women in the media who let it happen. If they don’t politically agree with the person they let it happen.
PALIN: I don’t think I’ve ever — I don’t think I’ve heard hosts on Fox say the things that hosts on MSNBC would say or HBO. I’ve heard that said about conservative women.