Pat Buchanan proves once again there's nothing Sarah Palin could say or do that he won't staunchly defend her for. Someone needs to break it to Pat that Palin still isn't going to sleep with him after this.
Pat Buchanan said Wednesday that Sarah Palin has been a victim of the media in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), and she was right to use the phrase "blood libel" in defending herself from charges that her language had anything to do with the mass shooting.
"Frankly I thought it was an excellent statement with regard to the phrase 'blood libel'," Buchanan said. "That of course refers to the libel that was used in the Middle Ages, charges against Jews that were utterly unsupportable slanders and I think she's using it in that context."
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell (as you'll see in the video below) didn't seem quite sure where to go after that.
Buchanan offered a full-throated defense of Palin, who he said "is not a dispenser of hate, she's a victim of hate."
"I think to say what she did -- calling it what it is as reprehensible and insupportable slander -- and the other part of her statement I thought was exactly right," Buchanan said. "She waited for four days while this was going on before responding was correct and I thought it was an excellent statement."