First Read asks why Palin didn't wait until tomorrow:

By releasing this video a full 15 hours before tonight's memorial service -- and thanks to the relatively slow day in the political world before tonight -- her video will get plenty of attention. And whether she meant to or not, there will likely be a stark contrast drawn between her words and what the president says tonight.

Amy Sullivan also wonders why Palin didn't "hold off on the lashing out at her critics and casting herself as a victim for just a few more days":

Palin simply can't help it. You know that friend of yours for whom everything is always about them? Your dad is in the hospital and your cat just died and you lost your job, and yet she blows up at you because you forgot her birthday? Palin is that friend.

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