Palin Ramps Up War on Press

Just because Sarah Palin will soon no longer be governor doesn’t mean she won’t stop being a bully: “Gov. Sarah Palin’s attorney threatened Saturday to sue mainstream news organizations if they publish ‘defamatory’ stories relating to whether Palin is under federal investigation,” according to Politico. In a four-page letter, Alaska-based attorney Thomas Van Flein wrote, “This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law.” Meanwhile, Palin hinted in a Facebook message on Saturday that she might run for president in 2012 by following her “higher calling.” She wrote, "I am now looking ahead and how we can advance this country together with our values of less government intervention, greater energy independence, stronger national security, and much-needed fiscal restraint.”