No, Sarah Palin Is Not Taking Back Her Waterboarding Baptism Comment

Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stole the afternoon yesterday when she told the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally” that “If I were in charge, [America’s enemies] would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”

That provoked some reaction, including a fair amount of criticism from the right, who found her comparison of torture to baptism “sacrilegious.”

NBC News’ Kasie Hunt caught up with Palin at campaign stop for candidate Joni Ernst (a-HEM) Sunday evening (featuring “one of the smaller crowds” Palin has drawn in Iowa, Hunt noted) and asked if she thought she would make the remark again.

“Would I make it again?” Palin said. “Why wouldn’t I, yeah, absolutely. Terrorists who want to annihilate Americans, innocent Americans, our children — whatever it takes to stop them. If I were in charge, I’d be stoppin’ em.”

Watch Palin’s original remarks below, via the NRA:

[h/t NBC News]

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