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GLENN: The other thing I want to address is Sarah Palin. I will tell you that whenever somebody does something that makes absolutely no sense, they are either a genius or reckless. I don't think Sarah Palin is reckless. I don't think that Sarah Palin is stupid. In fact, if you saw the way she eviscerated David Letterman, I mean, that should tell you something about this woman's intelligence and the way she knows ‑‑ she knows how to play the game. She may not have known how to play the game before nationally. I think she went into this ‑‑ well, I know she did. She went into this whole thing with the same crazy belief that I had that people are genuinely ‑‑ generally good. Well, that is absolutely true in the regular world. But when you get into the media and to politics, not ever. You have to assume the exact opposite. These people are dirtbags and if one of them surprises me, that's great.
Somebody wrote to me on vacation and said, you know, what do you think about Sarah Palin, you know, would you endorse Sarah Palin, blah, blah‑blah. No, never. Not because of any other reason than these people have betrayed me and what I believe and what they said they believe over and over and over and over again. I don't believe any politician. However, with that being said if I had a gun to my head and had to pick one, I think I would pick Sarah Palin. Does that mean she is who she says she is? I don't know yet. But I know she's not who the media says she is. And who the media says she is is stupid.
Let me tell you something that went through my mind when I heard about Sarah Palin resigning. The first thing was, whoa, what is that all about? Is there another scandal, is there ‑‑ but I just heard the news and I'm noodling in my head, what is that all about. Then I read her speech, and I know people are saying, "That doesn't say anything or really..." yes, it does. It says an awful lot. I think ‑‑ and I don't know this, but I think that Sarah Palin has a similar world view of mine, and going this far. I said to you I don't know how many months ago, do you remember when something was in my head and it just kept ‑‑ I just kept thinking it over and over and over again and I said on the air, "I don't even know what this means yet," but I do now. The paradigm is about to shift. I didn't know if that was in my personal life, in my business life, in the country, in the world. I didn't know what that meant. I do now. The paradigm is about to shift. Everything you thought you could trust, you can't. Everything you thought was solid is not. Everything you thought was working does not.
Now we're at the beginning of this shift of the paradigm, but I believe Sarah Palin understands that and she understands that the two‑party system, whether it's in two weeks, two years, ten years, I don't know, but the two‑party system either has to correct itself which would be a major purge, or the two‑party system is broken forever. I think she knows that. I think what Sarah Palin was saying was ‑‑ or what she senses is, get out of the system. This is another thing that it became very clear to me as I was reading several things this ‑‑ and just letting things distill: Get out of the box that everyone else has created. Get out of the system. We are in this little box and we think we have to do things in this box. "Well, that's crazy. You'll never be able to do ‑‑ you've got to play by these rules." Why? These rules don't work. These rules are broken. These rules have been corrupted and they have been set up now for other people to win and an outsider never to win. They are currently, these rules are currently painting Sarah Palin as a crazy woman, as stupid, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Fine.&nbs p; I ain't playing by your rules anymore. Do not laugh at Sarah Palin. Do not dismiss her. I could be wrong but I think she's brilliant.