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Anthony Weiner would have been 'rendered impotent' in Congress, Sarah Palin says

June 17, 2011 |  2:10 pm

Sarah Palin takes the podium after being introduced by TV talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck at a campaign rally in Kissimee, Fla., in October 2008

Anthony Weiner jokes are so easy that even Sarah Palin got into the act, saying the gentleman was correct in stepping down from his congressional seat.

“Anthony Weiner, from henceforth after his personal indiscretions were disclosed, he was going to be rendered impotent basically in Congress and he wasn’t going to be effective," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said on "Freedom Watch" on the Fox Business Network in an interview that will air this evening.

"Obviously it was the right thing to do. Day late dollar short though; I think he should have resigned when all of this came to light," hockey mom and Fox News contributor said.

Freedom Watch host Judge Andrew Paolo Napolitano asked Palin how she felt in the wake of tens of thousands of her emails being released recently.

"It certainly shows the priorities in what was once a respected cornerstone of our democracy; our mainstream media and we see that priorities are quite skewed. With the gusto they went after my emails; I hope folks who read the emails learned a lot about energy independence, fish and game conservation, protecting 2nd Amendment rights, why I opposed [President] Obama’s stimulus package," Palin said Thursday.

"I hope folks learned a lot from these benign and boring emails, but it showed a picture of what my priorities were, with a servant’s heart, trying to serve the people of Alaska. I knew there was nothing to hide because I know what I have done over these years," she told Napolitano.

Palin and her daughter Bristol both successfully trademarked their names and likenesses, U.S. News and World Report said Friday.

The clear sailing for both Palins is something of a surprise considering the attention they draw from detractors.

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Photo: Sarah Palin was introduced by TV talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck at a campaign rally in Kissimee, Fla., in October 2008. Credit: Matt Stroshane / Getty Images.

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