Yesterday, MSNBC host Martin Bashir announced that he is resigning from the network as a result of his vulgar rant against Sarah Palin.
Palin didn’t wait long to react to Bashir’s exit from MSNBC on Fox and Friends.
The former Alaskan Gov. explained that when you’re a conservative in the public eye, as she is, nasty comments are to be expected. She said, “Six years ago, I probably would have been personally hurt by such an attack. Now, no, I look at it as kind of par for the course.”
She said that she hopes that vulgar and personal attacks do not discourage others from getting out there and “trying to change the world.”
“My role is to accept his apology and be humble enough to accept it and move on,” Palin said. “But I just hope that unprovoked attacks like that don’t result in people being hesitant to jump in the arena anyway. To get out and there and serve the public or start a business. Or, commit themselves to changing within their family, their community, their world; doing whatever they can despite the fact that in this world, you are going to be hurt. And attacks will come your way. I just hope that an attack like that doesn’t make people hesitate.”
Although Palin said she did not let Bashir’s comments get to her personally, she added it was “refreshing” that many individuals in the public eye came out in support of Bashir’s firing due to his comments.