Keith Olbermann remarked that, "People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like." Olbermann added that there was a "lot of sarcasm," "condescension towards Obama."
Chris Matthews noted that Palin and Hillary Clinton "have nothing in common" and that her being chosen has "nothing to do with Hillary Clinton. " Instead, Matthews said, "She is a torpedo aimed directly at the ship of Barack and Michelle Obama." "This is a cultural alternative to Obama. A very direct cultural shot," he added.