Just call her Mama Bear.
Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday that the hardest part about public life as the Republican vice-presidential nominee was the news media coverage of her children. That, Ms. Palin said, brought out the grizzly bear in her.
"The toughest thing has been the shots taken against the kids, against the family," said Ms. Palin, according to a partial transcript of an interview with WWOR, a television station that serves New York City. "They're my kids. The mama grizzly bear in me comes out, makes me want to rear up on my hind legs and say, 'Wait a minute.'