During her appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno last night, Sarah Palin was asked by Leno, “The media does try to get a rise out of you, they sort of poke you, to get you to react, and sometimes your reaction becomes bigger than whatever the initial story was. Have you sort of learned, maybe, OK, I’m not going to comment on that one because it will only get bigger?”
Palin responded in part, “What I’d like is perhaps more opportunity to follow up on a comment I perhaps have made.” Leno asked for an example, to which Palin referred to a recent incident with the TV show “Family Guy,” which made a joke in reference her son Trig, who has Down syndrome.
In that instance, Palin responded via her Facebook page, stating, “If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brother and my family yesterday, they failed. All they proved is that they’re heartless jerks.”
In her interview with Leno, Palin said her comment, “got out there in the blogosphere, in the different mediums we have today, and it’s left there, not an opportunity to follow up and elaborate on what I really meant.”
However, many would disagree with Palin’s stance. If there is anyone in the world that has the power to “follow up,” it is Palin, who regularly appears on the number one most watched cable news network, Fox News, has a Facebook page with more than 1.4 million fans, and can regularly command the attention of just about any reporter or media outlet she desires to speak with. Scroll to about the 1:26 mark in the clip to watch the exchange, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.