In it, but not of it. TPM DC
Despite Palin's strenuous objections, that phrase became synonymous with the overheated political rhetoric many said was a precursor to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in January. (Of course, Giffords was shot by an allegedly deranged madman, but the incident opened up a debate about violence-themed political speech.)
Palin promised to keep speaking her mind in that unique style of hers, despite the criticism. And now, with tea partiers and conservatives using heated rhetoric of their own to attack McConnell's plan, Palin's making good on her pledge.
Other news from the Hannity interview: Palin says she'll be announcing her 2012 intentions by summer's end.
"That time is coming rapidly in front of all of us," Palin said. "You know, August or September you do have to start laying out a plan if you are to be one to throw your hat in the ring, so that's basically the time frame."