Sarah Palin taunts her critics

Former Alaska governor pokes fun at those concerned about language she used recently

Published March 29, 2010 10:45PM (EDT)

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is apparently not particularly sympathetic to the arguments of those who criticized her for using images of targets on her Web site to depict Democratic members of Congress that her political action committee is, well, targeting this year. In fact, she's outright mocking her critics now.

From a post on Palin's Facebook page, ostensibly about the NCAA men's basketball tournament (emphases in the original):

To the teams that desire making it this far next year: Gear up! In the battle, set your sights on next season’s targets! From the shot across the bow -- the first second’s tip-off -- your leaders will be in the enemy’s crosshairs, so you must execute strong defensive tactics. You won’t win only playing defense, so get on offense! The crossfire is intense, so penetrate through enemy territory by bombing through the press, and use your strong weapons – your Big Guns – to drive to the hole. Shoot with accuracy; aim high and remember it takes blood, sweat and tears to win.

Focus on the goal and fight for it. If the gate is closed, go over the fence. If the fence is too high, pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, parachute in. If the other side tries to push back, your attitude should be “go for it.” Get in their faces and argue with them. (Sound familiar?!) Every possession is a battle; you’ll only win the war if you’ve picked your battles wisely. No matter how tough it gets, never retreat, instead RELOAD!

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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