Megyn Kelly had Sarah Palin on her new show on Thursday night, and the interview went about as you would expect it to go. Our favorite part came in the first couple of minutes.
Kelly set Palin up nicely, asking her to comment on President Obama's suggestion that the government shutdown had hurt American credibility in the world.
In response, Palin went on a free-association diatribe, an almost jazz-like improvisatory rant, riffing on just about everything under the sun. Here's a sample:
"...And then locking up pipelines and resources that will result in us being more reliant on foreign imports for energy, and then of course he, having left behind, his administration having left behind our brave men in Benghazi to be murdered, and then of course there's Syria, where he promised to bomb Syria because in that civil war, Syria was going to bomb Syria, and then we never heard another word again about his threat to bomb in a foreign civil war, and then of course..."
Kelly sat there, lips pursed and expressionless, until she could apparently take no more.
"Listen, let me jump in!" she said. Palin kept talking. "Let me jump in!" Palin kept talking. "But I want to ask you a question governor!"
Palin stopped talking. Kelly pointed out that Republicans have become more unpopular thanks to the shutdown.Watch more on HuffPost Live: