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Palin, who was the first woman named to a Republican presidential ticket when John McCain chose her as his running mate in 2008, spoke with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Wednesday night about the difference in media coverage that her vice presidential nomination received compared to the positive coverage of Harris’.

“Looking back, is there anything you could have done to get the kind of coverage that Kamala Harris is getting now?” Carlson asked Palin. “Like you care about equality deep within your soul, that you’re a rockstar, a celebrity, you’re the Dalai Lama reincarnated. Could you have done anything to get that kind of coverage?”

“I would not have prostituted myself in terms of changing any of my positions in order to garner better press,” Palin said. “For instance, I’m all about all of our freedoms, including the Second Amendment, and I would not, for instance, say, ‘yeah, mandatory gun confiscation’ — which is what the Democrats are rooting for and polling for — I would never have gone there in order to get that good coverage.”

“I would have gotten a lot better coverage had I compromised my convictions, had I decided that I was just going to go with the flow in order to get that uni-party liberal coverage that would have been so much better,” Palin added.

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