Sarah Palin Says She Didn’t Mean to Insult ‘Herb Cain’

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Sarah Palin has clarified her earlier remarks on Herman "Herb" Cain, whom she referred to as "the flavor of the week" on Wednesday. In an appearance on Fox Business Tonight, she explained that the apparent dis was not aimed at Cain but, rather, her ancient frenemy — the MSM:

"What the media tends to do is propel this flavor of the week. I’m not saying that Herman Cain is the flavor of the week. I’m one of his biggest fans and I would never dismiss him or speak negatively about him. I’m saying in this fast [moving], 24/7 news cycle that is our world today that the media does have to gin up some controversy and intrigue so viewers tune in and there’s a lot of competition in the media world in this quasi-reality show it seems that’s being created in the GOP primary. It’s just the nature of the beast right now and I think anybody would hard-pressed to argue against what I observed."

Actually, it is sort of difficult to argue with that, though we will say this: If the GOP primary is like a reality show, then Palin is like a nineties Real World housemate who made an entire career out of filling "the troublemaker" role on season after season of The Challenge.

Palin: I didn't mean what I said on Cain [Politico]