Paul Krugman pointed out that Palin's closing testament to freedom was lifted from Ronald Reagan's appeal to the the wives of physicians in the early 1960s (not yet president) to resist, um... socialistic Medicare. Is that what she really wants to tell Joe Sixpack?
She also told Fox News (where else?) that she was annoyed by some of Katie Couric's questions and that she wants to talk to Americans "without the filter." Bush, the current one, used to refer to filters, too. He preferred to read the unfiltered morning briefings from his staff rather than newspapers. My hunch is that he was peeking at other printed words, too, but it's always comforting to attack the left-wing media, which is largely owned by Republican businessmen.
I've been thinking about filters and decided there is no higher calling than to filter the filters, the latter being those politicians and others who command public attention. So journalistic filters must figure out how to discard the nonsense and find the stuff that is often purposely left out by the newsmakers. That may be confusing, I know, but I can live with it.