That Sarah Palin rushed to defend Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's explicit anti-gay comments was not all that surprising. But that Palin didn't even bother to read what Robertson actually said before defending him, well, that's not all that surprising either.
Appearing on last night's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, Palin reiterated her bogus claim that Robertson's was merely expressing his "personal opinion" and was being intimidated and threatened for exercising his right to free speech.
Robertson was indefinitely suspended from his A&E show last week over homophobic remarks he made during an interview with GQ.
"It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man's anus," Robertson was quoted as saying. "That's just me. I'm just thinking: There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying?"
"It is one thing to express your opinion," Van Susteren shot back. "Do you have any problem about the manners of how he said it. I mean, we don't talk about it on television much, but if you actually read the article, there's a rather graphic and offensive, or at least I think, offensive description of it...do you have any objection on manners aspect, how he said it?"
"I haven't read the article," Palin responded with prideful ignorance. "I don't know exactly how he said it."
Sarah Palin: She has no idea how what you actually said, but she'll defend to the death your right to say it, so long as it's about how much you hate gays.