RUSH: Well, now, as I listen to your campaign appearances and Senator McCain's, it seems that you are the more forceful in speaking out against Obama and his campaign ideas. Are they giving you pretty much free rein to attack this campaign as you wish?
GOVERNOR PALIN: Well, you know, there just aren't enough hours in the day I think to get out there and (cell garbled). Rush, I've got nothing to lose in this, and I think America has everything to gain by understanding the differences, the contrasts here between Obama and McCain. So, you know, I'm going out there and I'm just simply speaking. So be it that I'm a simple talker, but I'm just going out there and letting people know the differences and how absolutely paramount it is that voters are paying attention and that voters are understanding candidates' records, their associations, their plans for the future; instead of being kind of wrapped up into all this rhetoric of Obama's and buying into it and not holding him accountable for the things that he's done, the things that he's said, his associates, and where he wants to take America.
RUSH: That's exactly it. The media is not holding him accountable; the media is covering up for him. That's why there is so much enthusiasm for you, because you are the one in this campaign who is holding him to account and trying to explain who he is and who his alliances are with and have been. There are two stories today -- one in the Los Angeles Times, one in the New York Times -- both saying how wonderful you are as a speaker. The New York Times posited that you are the most forceful and dynamic speaker of all four candidates on the presidential circuit. Then they said that your forcefulness and your opinionatedness and your charisma and your overwhelming ability to say what you mean, is driving away moderates. Now, this is an attempt to get you to shut up.
GOVERNOR PALIN: (laughing)
RUSH: This is an attempt by the media to make you stop being who you are. What it means is, they're really worried about the effectiveness that you have.
GOVERNOR PALIN: Well, yeah, I guess that message is they do want me to sit down and shut up. But that's not going to happen. I care too much about this great country. Now, yes, speaking of some of those associations -- and you're right; mainstream media is not holding Barack Obama accountable -- let's talk quickly about ACORN and the unconscionable situation that we're facing right now with voter fraud. And given the ties between Obama and ACORN and the money that his campaign has sent them and the job that he had with them in the past, Obama has a responsibility to rein in ACORN and prove that he's willing to fight voter fraud. We called him on it.
RUSH: He's not going to do that. He's been paying for them.
GOVERNOR PALIN: (laughing) Yeah. Right.
They deal with a couple other issues, go read the entire transcript for yourself.
Obama supporters and the media do not want to deal with Obama's associations, they have been ignoring it for months on end when they should have been doing their jobs and researching it... now the media is peeved, to say the least, because in order to report on McCain and Palin now they have to report their words, which has forced them to finally mention Obama's terrorist ties with Ayers, his close, longtime friendship and association with Jeremiah Wright, the money he has spent on ACORN, who is now under investigation in 14 states, his business dealings with Rezko and much much more.
The media didn't want to have to deal with it and thankfully Palin has brought the issues right up front and put it out there.
Now people are asking why they weren't informed of all of this prior to Palin mentioning it, and they are realizing it is because the media deliberately tried to hide it all from them