Still, many of her most ardent supporters were dismayed to learn that Palin supports a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. Speaking to Univision, the governor was asked to clarify her position on citizenship for illegals.
Here's the question and Palin's answer:
Q: To clarify, so you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?Oops! This is NOT right-wing orthodoxy. Palin may be—Yikes!—soft on immigration!
A: I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.
Here's conservative commentator Daniel Larison writing on the American Conservative website:
I have given up trying to understand what Palinites see in their favorite candidate. If this does not drive home how malleable and unacquainted with the relevant policy options she is, I’m not sure what would.