In less than an hour Sarah Palin achieved something the rest of the punditry and media class were unable to do.
Pay attention to the time.
At 3:42pm Eastern time Sarah Palin tweeted her shot at Hillary Clinton:
Those who follow political discourse could immediately hear the sound of the speed dial clamoring amid Media Matters and Team Hillary.
And within an hour the following report from CNN via MediaIte:
And The Hill
“Hillary Clinton will likely hold a press conference over the next few days to address the controversy over her use of private email accounts while secretary of State, according to reports.
Bloomberg cited a “source close to Clinton” who said she will speak to reporters to push back at criticism over her use of private accounts for official business”….
The Bloomberg report was sent out at 4:21pm
[…] Two sources close to Clinton said Monday that the former secretary of state will likely hold a press conference in an effort to push back on a week of speculation about why she used the private account instead of one hosted by the State Department. It would also present an opportunity for Clinton to defend her family foundation’s acceptance of contributions from foreign donors during and after her time at State.
A press conference addressing perceived secrecy and potential ethical lapses isn’t what Clinton wants to be doing in mid-March, and she and some of her close advisers had hoped to put off answering questions about her e-mail account until she formally launches her campaign, almost certainly in April.
But their desire to ride out the storm was overtaken by a sense that their initial attempt to let some air out of the controversy—via a tweet conveying Clinton’s request for the State Department to release her e-mails—hadn’t done enough to ease the tension. (link)
Well played Mrs. Palin, well played. Even after all these years, you are still living rent free in their heads.