Sarah Palin Calls Emails ‘Benign and Boring,’ Says Weiner’s ‘Impotent’

Jun 17, 2011 9:32am

ABC News' Sheila Marikar (@SheilaYM) reports:

In her first television appearance since the release of 25,000 emails from her term as Alaska governor, Sarah Palin said she hopes “folks learned a lot” from the “benign and boring” messages.

“It certainly shows the priorities in what was once a respected cornerstone of our democracy, our mainstream media,” she said on Fox Business Network’s “Freedom Watch” Thursday night, talking about the coverage of the email release.  

“I hope folks who read the emails learned a lot about oil and gas policy,” she added. “I hope people who read the emails understood why I opposed Obama’s stimulus package."

She said the correspondence detailed her work on fish and game conservation, protecting second amendment rights and ethics reform before concluding, “I hope folks learned a lot from these, I guess sort of benign and boring emails."

The potential 2012 presidential contender also said she’d “love to give the White House fits” but fell short of proclaiming that she’s the person to take on President Barack Obama in the upcoming election.

“I would love to give the White House fits,” she said, smiling. “Because, you know, I would love to stir it up even more and get the electorate to really start thinking about what the solutions are to these great challenges facing America and how it is that we're going to create jobs, how it is that we're going to get this economy back on the right track, judge. So, I would love to be able to shake it up, but I also know it's not about me, it's not Sarah Palin personally, it's about a message.”

Palin also weighed in on Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Thursday resignation from Congress, saying he made himself “impotent” by spreading lewd photos on the Internet.  

“Anthony Weiner, from henceforth after his personal indiscretions were disclosed, he was going to be rendered impotent basically in Congress and he wasn’t going to be effective,” she said. “So obviously [resigning] was the right thing to do. Day late dollar short, though. I think he should have resigned when all of this came to light.”

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