Sarah Palin Defends Hank Williams Jr. and His Obama-Hitler Reference

Palin says liberals aren’t held accountable when they throw rhetorical stones.

Posted: 10/07/2011 07:37 PM EDT
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Hank Williams Jr. and ESPN have parted ways following the country singer’s reference to Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator who was responsible for the death of six million Jews, when describing a golf date between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. ESPN says the network made the decision, while Williams contends it was his choice. Either way, Sarah Palin is placing the blame for Williams losing his Monday night football gig on — you guessed it — liberals, CBS News reports.


"Hank Williams and what he is going through now, I think it's a very clear illustration of a greater societal problem and that is the hypocrisy on the left — the liberals who can throw these stones at a conservative and they know that they're not going to be held accountable," said Palin in a radio interview with Sean Hannity Thursday.


Williams issued a statement earlier this week in which he said that his marks were extreme, but like Palin he believes that liberals are not held to the same standard or are held accountable when they make offensive remarks about conservatives and the Tea Party movement.


"It's a one way street and we're always walking on eggshells, aren't we?" Palin told Hannity. "You know, like, oh geez, if I say that is somebody going to misinterpret it or spin it as something that is quote unquote racist or sexist or anything else? But the other side, they can say whatever they want and nobody calls them out on it. I think it's pretty disgusting."

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