"He can’t do any harm, but buzzes around annoyingly until it’s time to give him the proverbial slap."...this is the side to Palin that I like. I mean there's nothing better than telling an a-hole like Bill Maher that he's less important than some people like to think he is:
While talking to Greta van Susteren the other day, Sarah Palin announced that she was going to stop “whining about a liberal press that holds conservative women to a different standard.” She continued that theme in a Facebook post in which she was explained that she was going to instead; fight back. First up on the docket, Bill Maher who called Palin a “dumb tw*t” on his show last week.
Now, Palin didn’t respond to the Maher by name. Instead she took the high road. Or, at least, the politics and media version of the high road where you do respond but just don’t name the other person so as to prove how you’re the bigger person by “not responding” (see also: Glenn Beck on Lawrence O’Donnell):
“Upon my return from an outstanding and productive trip to India and Israel, I’ve been inundated with requests to respond to petty comments made in the media the past few days, including one little fella’s comment which decent people would find degrading. (I won’t bother responding to it though, because it was made by he who reminds me of an annoying little mosquito found zipped up in your tent; he can’t do any harm, but buzzes around annoyingly until it’s time to give him the proverbial slap.)”
See? That’s totally different than responding. That’s just spending a paragraph talking about how you’re not responding while comparing your enemy to a bug.