"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."
Poor Sarah really is clueless. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech AND freedom of the press. That means she can say whatever ridiculous nonsense she wants and the press can call her on it. Instead, Palin thinks the First Amendment was intended to give political candidates the freedom to say whatever they want without being criticized by the press.
Too bad the McCain campaign handlers couldn't give Palin a cram course in Constitutional rights since she's running to potentially be President. I suggest when Palin gets back to Alaska, she funnel more money towards education in her state, sounds like they might need it.