Making her official debut as a guest host of NBC’s Today, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin couldn’t help but go after the “lamestream media” in an interview with host Matt Lauer.
The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee didn’t hold any punches back from the current administration, the media and the current Republican field, saying that “anything is still possible.”
“There is no perfect candidate. And, you know, I would warn voters to never put their faith wholly in an individual, in a politician, because a politician will disappoint you,” she said. “And in the choices that we have in the GOP now, the four gentlemen who are running, they're all good. They all have their strengths. And as I say, America will be better off with any of them.”
Still, she stuck to the same mantra: “Anybody but Obama.” Attacking the president on his energy and economic policies, Palin said that the GOP ticket would be better than his “failed, socialist policies.”
Pushed on recent economic figures that show a modestly improving economy, she questioned the numbers, and added: “Things aren't getting better fast enough. And they should be.”
After defending her credentials as a “CEO” of a city and state, she said that any VP nominee will be a target by the media because of its supposed double-standard, echoing one of her now-famous lines.
“I would say it doesn't matter if that person has national level experience or not, they're going to get clobbered by the lamestream media who does not like the conservative message,” she said.
Lauer quipped at the end of the interview, “I want to mention to people you are going to stick around for the 8:00 hour, which technically makes you part of the lamestream media for that hour. I just want you to know.”