Palin: I Didn't Mean to Knock Community Organizers

In Fox interview, GOP VP pick talks up Hillary, takes swipe at Biden's age
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2008 6:39 PM CDT
This video image provided by the Fox News Channel shows Sean Hannity interviewing Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Fox News Channel)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin says she didn’t mean to offend community organizers when she implied they didn’t have “actual responsibilities,” the Republican candidate tells Fox News—she was just firing back at Barack Obama for disparaging small-town mayors, the Chicago Tribune's Swamp reports. In the second part of her interview, airing tonight, Palin also cracks that Democratic VP nominee Joe Biden “was first elected when I was like in second grade.”

Palin tells Sean Hannity that she doesn’t mind the criticism she’s faced: “You think this is just baby fat, right, from having Trig 4 months ago. No, it's some thick skin in there also.” She also says she respects what Hillary Clinton has done for women in politics: “There are some things that Hillary Clinton did that nobody can take away from her.”