"The fact of the matter is, the comparison between her [Sarah Palin] and Hillary Clinton is the comparison between an igloo and the Empire State Building!"
— Host Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball, October 14, 2008.
"[McCain has] done it [picked Sarah Palin] at great cost, because the whole Republican convention...was going to be the slogan, 'He's not ready to lead,' meaning Barack Obama. Well, Sarah Palin makes Barack Obama look like John Adams. I mean, it's just, it's no contest."
— Newsweek's Howard Fineman on MSNBCs Countdown, August 29, 2008.
"You know, the one thing that I don't think anybody's said yet is that she's very mean to animals, this woman. Why does she have it in for these poor polar bear and the caribou and she aerial kills wolves? That's a very mean thing to do. I think that that's an important point."
— ABC The View co-host Joy Behar explaining her opposition to Palin, CNN's Larry King Live, September 9, 2008.