Time’s Jay Newton-Small asked Palin about this contradiction in a new interview. Palin replied that she’s totally different than Clinton because the accusations she’s facing are way worse:
What I said was, it doesn’t do her or anybody else any good to whine about the criticism. And that’s why I’m trying to make it clear that the criticism, I invite that. But freedom of speech and that invitation to constructively criticize a public servant is a lot different than the allowance to lie, to continually falsely accuse a public servant when they have proven over and over again that they have not done what the accuser is saying they did. It doesn’t cost them a dime to continue to accuse. That’s a whole different situation. But that’s why when I talk about the political potshots that I take or my family takes, we can handle that. I can handle that. I expect it. But there has to be opportunity provided for truth to get out there, and truth isn’t getting out there when the political game that’s being played right now is going to continue, and it is.
Independent counsel Kenneth Starr has concluded that presidential aide Vincent Foster was not murdered and that President Bill Clinton and the first lady were not involved in a coverup, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.
The Times quotes anonymous sources as saying Starr's report covers more than 100 pages and is due to be released soon.
The report refutes claims by conservative political organizations that Foster was the victim of a murder plot and coverup, the newspaper said.
"It puts the lie to that bunch of nuts out there spinning conspiracy theories and talking about murder and coverups," one source told the paper.
Starr's probe marks the third investigation into Foster's July 1993 death. The earlier examinations -- carried out by a coroner and Robert Fiske Jr., Starr's predecessor as independent counsel -- also determined Foster's death was a suicide.
However, despite those findings, right-wing political groups have continued to allege that there was more to the death and that the president and first lady tried to cover it up.
Foster, who served as deputy White House counsel, was a close friend of the Clintons and a former law partner of the first lady. Among his other duties, Foster helped prepare the tax returns of the Whitewater Development Corp., the controversial Arkansas real estate venture involving the Clintons.
According to the Times, the independent counsel's office had signaled that a report in the case would be forthcoming, first by the end of 1995, then the summer of 1996, then by the end of 1996.
Starr has not indicated when he might release the report.