She could have insisted these male shock jocks be civil or defended another woman politician, Lyda Green, from being dismissed with an expletive.
The Republican head of the Alaskan Senate, Green reacted this way to John McCain picking Palin as his running mate:
‘ State Senate President Lyda Green said she thought it was a joke when someone called her at 6 a.m. to give her the news. “She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” said Green, a Republican from Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. “Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?” Green, who has feuded with Palin repeatedly over the past two years, brought up the big oil tax increase Palin pushed through last year. She also pointed to the award of a $500 million state subsidy to a Canadian firm to pursue a natural gas pipeline that is far from guaranteed.’
But then Palin’s running mate said “how do we beat the bitch?” was a “good question” and laughed when some guy said the same question pertained to his own wife.