Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was coy Tuesday night when Fox News host Sean Hannity asked whether her widely ridiculed Iowa Freedom Summit speech was the result of a broken TelePrompTer.
“You got criticized for the speech by a lot of people, even some some of the people in the crowd that tend to be supporters of yours,” Hannity said. “Did a TelePrompTer go down? Did you have trouble with the copy? Was there any moment in the speech where you had any difficulty?”
Palin said she didn’t read about the reactions to her speech because she “knows how you guys, or the media in general, works.”
“I’m used to TelePrompTers not working,” she added, reminding Hannity that she ad-libbed her 2008 Republican vice presidential nomination acceptance speech when the machine broke.
The former Alaska governor then brushed off criticism of her rambling speech as a symptom of the media’s “herd mentality.”
“I received a standing ovation throughout and at the end of the speech,” she told Hannity. “So I don’t know, I think a lot of this herd mentality of some reporters would — that kind of exacerbates some of the criticism. But I don’t know what anybody really would, when you talk about the meat, the content of the speech, would criticize.”
The rest of Palin’s appearance was just as incoherent as her Iowa address. She wheeled from taking shots at Fox News host Bill O’Reilly for not taking her and Donald Trump seriously as potential presidential candidates, to rattling off a laundry list of what her priorities as a potential candidate would be.
As for whether she’s seriously considering a 2016 bid?
“It sounds cliché, you’re gonna hear the answer from others I’m sure,” Palin said. “But it really is too early.”
Watch below around the 3:15 mark, via Fox News: