Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Sarah Palin has said that President Barack Obama's new campaign ad has taken her comments out of context and heavily edited them.
She called the just-released commercial an "absurd new attack ad".
"The far Left continues to believe American voters are not smart enough to grasp the diversionary tactics it employs to distract us from the issues our President just doesn't want to talk about - issues that affect us all every day and must be addressed," Politico quoted her as saying on her Facebook page on Monday night.
"Exhibit A in these diversionary tactics is an absurd new attack ad President Obama has released taking my comments out of context," she said.
In the one-minute spot Palin is referring to, she is shown in a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity.
"Barack Obama has never been ... seen in the conventional, traditional way of we who would describe a man of valour," she says.
In the edited clip, the former Alaska governor goes on to accuse the president of harbouring a "philosophy of radicalism" and of wanting to bring the country back to "days before the Civil War ... before those days when we were in different classes, based on income, based on colour of skin."
The text of the ad calls Palin's comments "wrong and dangerous" before asking viewers to donate to Obama's "two term fund."
Palin said Monday on her Facebook page, "I'm not running for any office, but I'm more than happy to accept the dubious honour of being Barack Obama's 'enemy of the week' if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about."
The new "heavily edited" ad is "quite odd," the former Alaska governor continued.
"It shows that our President sure seems fearful of discussing the economy, energy prices, and all the other problems people need addressed," she said.
Here are the full comments from Palin's March 8 interview with Hannity:
"Granted Barack Obama has never been, I think, seen in the conventional, traditional way of we who would describe a man of valor, so it shouldn't surprise us that Barack Obama would accept that dirty money and try to get reelected with it. But I think it does not bode well for our president's character to not speak out against that dirty money. ...
"People must be aware of his radical past, his radical associations. Even today, look at who he has chosen to be his czars. He has chosen the most radical of the radicals in certain areas of expertise, Sean. ... He has chosen these people because what went into his thinking through those college years, through years probably before his college years and his profession as a community organizer, what went into his thinking was this philosophy of radicalism, based on the people whom he chose to be around. ...
"He is bringing us back, Sean, to days - you can hearken back to days before the Civil War, when unfortunately too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal." (ANI)
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