Monday, November 29, 2010

Another Palin Failin'

This morning, Palin tweeted, "Inexplicable: I recently won in court to stop my book "America by Heart" from being leaked,but US Govt can't stop Wikileaks' treasonous act?"

It is not inexplicable. Palin's case was a copyright case; Wikileaks, if the government had attempted to stop publication, would have been a prior restraint case. When Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to a newspaper -- something that occurred during Palin's lifetime -- the Supreme Court ruled that the government could not exercise prior restraint to prevent publication of the papers.

Is it any wonder that Republicans have told her to "sit down and shut up," even "stay in Alaska?" This latest tweet confirms Peggy Noonan's belief that Sarah Palin is out of her depth in a shallow pool.

David Corn of Mother Jones has a story explaining Palin's latest gaffe. ABC's The Note has a story, too.

Peggy Noonan's Wall Street Journal article, "A Farewell to Harms," was written shortly after Palin quit the governorship.

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