MSNBC host Martin Bashir accused Sarah Palin of "bragging about being checked out" by a Secret Service agent, based on her rebuke of the Secret Service agent who did so.
"Sarah Palin barked up with a comment in regard to the Secret Service issue, where she also bragged about being 'checked out,' listen to this," Bashir said while interviewing President Obama's campaign press secretary Ben Labolt.
"Well, this agent who was kind of ridiculous there in posting pictures and comments about checking someone out," Palin told Greta van Susteren on FOX News program, as Bashir played on his show. "Well check this out, bodyguard -- you're fired. And I hope his wife kicks his okol'e and sends him to the doghouse."
Palin was referring to the Secret Service agent who posted a photo of himself behind Palin in 2008, adding that he was "really checking her out, if you know what I mean." She addressed the issue when Greta Van Susteran asked her the breaking story, after admittedly inviting Palin to discuss a different topic.
Bashir chose to characterize Palin as "bragging" -- with the implication that she hopes more men sexualize her by "really checking her out" -- even though the former governor did not even mention her own name commenting on the agent's Facebook post.
Obama's campaign spokesman let the dig at Palin pass without comment.
In another segment of the show, Bashir suggested that Palin's comments on the Secret Service agent were crazy. "Karen, you're going to have to see my psychiatrist," Bashir told The Hill's Karen Finney. He made the comment because because she dared to say, "I agree with Sarah Palin -- as crazy as that sounds -- she said we cannot just dismiss this, I think it was as 'boys will be boys.'"