No, I have not had implants. I can’t believe, yes, that we’re even talking about this. I think a report like that is about as real and truthful as those reports that Todd and I are divorcing or that I bought a place in the Hamptons or that Trigg is not my own child. And we still put up with that kind of garbage, too, in even the mainstream media, Greta. It’s amazing.
Palin and Van Susteren joined The Feminist Hawks’ Nest writers in pointing out how the the faux-feminist Left and mainstream media have no qualms about ridiculing, objectifying, and diminishing the accomplishments of some women:
VAN SUSTEREN: And the thing that — besides the fact of what happens to you and to Secretary of State Clinton and other women who are successful in politics is that — where are the feminists who are so appalled at — when things are supposedly — have you — have you heard from them?
PALIN: No, Greta. And that is what’s fascinating to me about all of this, too, about this — this kind of platform that I’ve been blessed to be able to stand on and get a message out there to other Americans, and so much of the ignoring of that message and focus on superficial, really ridiculous aspects of who I am or maybe other women are. For other women who are in positions of some authority and some influence, for them to participate in what it is that, for instance, Newsweek does and some of these reporters talking about breast implants — to see other women participate in this I think really certainly diminishes their cause for women’s rights and for equal treatment of women. It baffles me that they would want to participate in this.
VAN SUSTEREN: Well, it’s a bit disappointing, since the whole idea of the women’s movement on both sides of the aisle was to make sure women had a level playing field, that they had the same opportunity as men. And if the women are part of the gossip and are promoting it — and the buzz on this last round with you is enormous. I mean, if you Google your name, I mean, there are — there are, you know, lots of, lots of articles about this. I mean, it really is distressing that the women aren’t stepping up and saying, Look, you know, I agree with Governor Palin or I don’t agree with Governor Palin, but this isn’t right, you know, that we’re — that we do this to her or to any other women, to — I used Secretary of State Clinton as another example.
PALIN: Yes, I think it’s pretty ridiculous. And what it does, it ends up ultimately wasting time and wasting people’s energies. Here’s an example of how it kind of wastes some time. To be judged on or to be talked about on appearance, say chest size — it makes me wear layers. It makes me have to waste time figuring out, What am I going to wear so that nobody will look in a area that I don’t need them to look at? I want them to hear what it is that I’m saying. It ends up wasting time and that’s just very, very unfortunate.
Here’s the video, courtesy of The Right Scoop: