Charles Gibson of ABC interviewed Palin and discussed the issue between Russia and Georgia. Palin said she would favor including Georgia and the Ukraine in NATO. Gibson asked if she favored that even if it meant war with Russia, and she said "perhaps." She then pointed out that the agreement between nations in NATO is that they will defend each other if attacked. She felt that there were diplomatic solutions to the problem, however.
The headline, of course, became "Palin Doesn't Rule out War with Russia."
Now, contrast this with the free pass that Barack Obama got when he took three days of unadulterated stupidity over the Georgia question. When the war between Russia and Georgia broke out, McCain expressed support for Georgia. What did Obama do? First, he acted as though both sides had excellent points, ignoring the naked aggression of Russia. Then he recommended that the UN Security Council take up the problem, apparently unaware that Russia has a seat, and a veto, on the Security Council. Then on the third day, he took the same position John McCain had taken at the outset.
That was the performance of the guy in the ONE slot for the Democrats. The reaction of the media? Silence.
The more they escalate the attacks on Palin, the more voters they are squeezing through their fingers, and out of their hands. And it is a delight to watch them destroy themselves with their own anger and hate.