Fox News host struggles to rein in Sarah Palin rant on fiscal standoff

Fox News host Megyn Kelly may have got more than she bargained for Thursday during her first encounter with Sarah Palin on "The Kelly File." The topic: the GOP surrender on the fiscal standoff with Democrats and President Obama.  As The Huffington Post described it, "Palin went on a free-association diatribe, an almost jazz-like improvisatory rant, riffing on just about everything under the sun." If you can't bear to watch the video, here's an excerpt:

"What emboldened our enemies and empowered our competitors was [Obama's] promise to transform America from a solvent, free exceptional country into something that we’re not gonna recognize. Also what has emboldened enemies is he with doubling our debt since he’s been elected, putting on a path towards bankruptcy and then locking up pipelines and resources that will result in us being more reliant on foreign imports for energy, and then of course he, having left behind, his administration having left behind our brave men in Benghazi to be murdered, and then of course there’s Syria, where he promised to bomb Syria because in that civil war, Syria was going to bomb Syria, and then we never heard another word again about his threat to bomb in a foreign civil war, and then of course most recently Megyn, he using our military, those who would fight against our enemies our military our vets, shutting down their memorials and holding them hostage in terms of budget deals, threatening to withhold paychecks for our brave men and women..."