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Sarah Palin has no shortage of disapproving adjectives to describe the leaked tapes of Donald Trump bragging about groping women, but the former Alaska governor is not joining the wave of Republicans abandoning the GOP nominee.

In a Facebook post Saturday afternoon, Palin described the comments as "disgusting, shameful, totally disrespectful 'locker room' garbage, privately shared between two Hollywood playboys over a decade ago." But the former Republican vice presidential nominee quickly pivoted to more familiar targets -- the media and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Palin said the media's focus on the leaked tape was "as offensive" as Trump's comments, arguing that concerns over the Supreme Court, the economy and other matters are of greater importance.

"Going around media filters you clearly see one candidate offering a bold vision with solid plans to build a stronger, safer, greater America, while the career politician in the race offers only tired, sad, unsustainable, illogical ways of the past that will leave our children unsafe, broken and abused," Palin wrote.

She also swiped at Clinton for, as a young lawyer, defending a man accused of raping a 12 year-old girl. Clinton was assigned the case while working at the University of Arkansas School of Law Legal Clinic. The case is often invoked by Clinton's conservative detractors, who accuse the Democratic nominee of hypocrisy in championing women's rights.

 

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