This is a great ad, coming simultaneously with the airing of Game Change.
Palin has responded by linking to Breitbart.com, which says that the ad was "heavily edited".
And it's true, what Palin said WAS heavily edited. It had to be, because the ad is short and her segment on Fox News was several minutes. But was she misquoted or taken out of context? NOPE. In fact, the money quote in the ad — the one in which she invokes the Civil War — is actually more damning (in terms of the claims the Obama campaign says Palin is making) in full than in the edited version. Here’s the transcript:
He is bringing us back to days, you can hearken back to days before the Civil War, when unfortunately too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal. And it was the Civil War that began the codification of the truth that here in America, yes we are equal, and we all have equal opportunities, not based on the color of your skin, you have equal opportunity to work hard and to succeed and to embrace God-given opportunities to develop resources and work extremely hard and as I say, to succeed. Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand the gravity of that mistake that took place before the Civil War and why the Civil War had to really start changing America. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin. Why are we allowing our country to move backwards instead of moving forward with that understanding that as our charters of liberty spell out for us, we are all created equally?