“I did see that Tina Fey was named entertainer of the year and Katie Couric’s ratings have risen," Palin said in the interview. "I know that a lot of people are capitalizing on, oh I don’t know, perhaps some exploiting that was done via me, my family, my administration — that’s a little bit perplexing, but it also says a great deal about our society.”
Indeed, it does say something about our society.
We like accountability.
Maybe you're not accustomed to that in Alaska, where you need to be convicted of a felony to get knocked out of office (a high-profile criminal investigation isn't good enough, as Don Young found to his relief), but the rest of America expects our politicians to at least be able to go through the motions of walking the walk.