In her final speech as Alaska's Governor, Sarah Palin took a parting shot at the news media that have viciously attacked her since the moment John McCain announced her as his running mate last August:
Some straight talk for some -- just some -- in the media, because another right protected for all of us is freedom of the press. And you have such important jobs, reporting facts, and informing the electorate, and exerting power to influence. You represent what could and should be a respected honest profession, that could and should be a cornerstone of our democracy. Democracy depends on you. And that is why, that's why our troops are willing to die for you. So, how about, in honor of the American soldier, you quit making things up.
So said Palin Sunday as she said goodbye to her supporters in Fairbanks Sunday (videos in two parts embedded below the fold, above money section at 3:30 of part I):
She also gave media a marvelous warning:
Our new governor has a very nice family, too. So leave his kids alone!
Brava, Sarah! Brava!