Palin Hopes Bashir’s Attack Won’t Stop People From Starting A Business (VIDEO)

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Responding to the resignation of Martin Bashir for the first time, Sarah Palin said once again Thursday that she accepts his apology. She just hopes that the former MSNBC host’s “unprovoked” attack won’t deter people from embarking on various endeavors like starting a business or “changing within their family.”

“My role is to accept his apology and be humble enough to accept it and move on,” Palin said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

“But I just hope that unprovoked attacks like that don’t result in people being hesitant to jump in the arena anyway, to get out there and serve the public or start a business or really commit themselves to changing within their family, their community, their world, doing whatever that they can, despite the fact that in this world, you are gonna be hurt and attacks will come your way. I just hope an attack like that doesn’t make people hesitate.”

Responding to Palin’s comparison between the national debt and slavery, Bashir said last month that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee deserved to be subjected to some extremely harsh disciplinary tactics that were employed by a notorious slave owner. 

Bashir subsequently apologized, Palin accepted, but on Wednesday he announced his resignation from his daytime hosting job on MSNBC.

Palin said Thursday she was pleased to see so many in the media rush to her defense.

“Well, it was refreshing to see, though, that many in the media did come out and say, ‘Look, our standards have got to be higher than this,'” she said. “Those with that platform, with a microphone, a camera in their face, they have to have some more responsibility taken.”

 

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