Which is why Palin has come up with a whole new kind of response to it. And it is, as always, classic Palinese:
I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name. How does he even know my name? I mean aren’t these guys supposed to be these big wig elites who don’t waste their time on the little people like me—me representing the average American who, yeah I did say Alaska, in Alaska, you can see Russia from our land base and I was making the point that we are strategically located on the globe and when it comes to transportation corridors and resources that are shared and fought over Alaska and I as the governor had known what I was doing in dealing with some international issues that had to do with our resources that could help secure the nation. So it's funny that he would take a little pot shot like that, but it’s funny he even knows my name.While it might have been surprising for a "big wig elite" (i.e., United States senator and former presidential nominee, just like, ahem, Palin's 2008 running mate) to know the name of a failed reality TV star—which is Palin's most recent attempted endeavor—it's not quite as surprising that he would know name of the last Republican vice presidential nominee. Especially one who can't stop shoving herself, her husband, and her passel of children in front of any camera she can find.
That Palin's name has not quite yet been relegated to a footnote or a College Jeopardy question may be shocking news to her, but maybe, like Sarah herself, when it comes to newspapers, Sen. Kerry also reads "all of 'em, any of 'em that, um, have, have been in front of me over all these years" too.