>> Friday, January 15, 2010
SEK: Welcome, folks, to our first interview with former Vice Presidential-candidate, Sarah Palin. Before we start, Sarah, I want to read what I wrote last night in my journal—I'm only kidding. That wouldn't be professional. How about we start with an easy one? I know how much you love circles, Sarah, so how about you talk in one for me?
PALIN: The political system is what creates this disenchantment with the people looking at the political system.
SEK: You are a marvel. Now, say something that reveals yourself to be even dumber than your haters think you are about, say, the results of the last election.
PALIN: That is not a representative form of government that our country was founded upon.
SEK: It certainly isn't. I mean, it can't be. Governments are only representative when they represent the perspective of—
PALIN: Common sense conservatives.
PALIN: Common sense conservative values. That's why you see pressure from the tea party movement, from others, wanting to—wanting those common sense conservative values back in.
SEK: Such as?
PALIN: Common sense solutions that sometimes we're made to feel stupid because we believe in these common sense solutions.
SEK: Exactly. Do you think things will change?
PALIN: I think things are going to change, too. And if you look back in history, you see that it is about—every 200 years, something drastically changes in a society, in a culture, in a governmental system. We're due for that change—just on a historical perspective, it shows us that yes, something is coming.
SEK: You really believe that?
PALIN: I do believe it, because again, we can't be so stupid as to see these common sense solutions.
SEK: Speaking of the future, is it here today?
PALIN: Already the change is creating this unrecognizable system that we're a part of.
SEK: In the past, could the French see into the future, and if so, how would they feel about the French today?
PALIN: Even the French recognized, too, the potential in this free country. And the French gifted the Statue of Liberty to us, in partnership, this international symbol of liberty and freedom—the French hoping that we wouldn't lose that and we won't evolve into something more along their lines.
SEK: Precisely. One last thing: can you prove that the copy-editors at Fox are out to get you?
PALIN: Well, let me tell you one thing in that vain.
SEK: Thank you, Governor Palin, it's been a pleasure.
PALIN: And the people are going to decide and I think he is going go and it is time.
SEK: Thank you, Governor, the interview's over. You—
PALIN: My favorite. That would be great.
SEK: Your favorite? Favorite what? Seriously, Madame Governor, you—
PALIN: Gems. Gems representing the natural resources in our nation.
PALIN: Yes. I thought, oh, no, he's going to do a gotcha and that's why I google—I had Track google real quick.
SEK: A little help in here? Somebody?
PALIN: So full of symbolism, though. And those seven points represent our seas, our continents. Anyway, my son, I asked him very quickly, "Tell me what all this means." He says, "Quite timely, mom. I'll tell you what the Statue of Liberty means. I just got a tattoo of the Statue of Liberty on my arm."
PALIN: I know what is coming.
SEK: That makes one of us.
PALIN: We just brace ourselves. But so be it. There are a lot of important things going on in this world right now. And I think that if we were to hesitate and hunker down and not say what we believe, then we're going to be part of the system that so many Americans are losing faith in. I'm not going to be a part of that. But I learned a lot about it this morning. I would be perfectly happy to go back to Wasilla, Alaska, with my five children and grandson and raise a happy, healthy family and love the great outdoors and do the things we do in Alaska. Now, let me address legal immigration and we need to continue to be so welcoming and inviting of those who are represented there by our Statue of Liberty. The immigrants, of course, built this country...