Radio host Michael Medved has done some enterprise reporting. Rather than merely dismiss Sarah Palin’s notion about impeaching President Obama, he looked at the numbers, which he put in front of Palin herself on his radio show. Even if the Republicans gain control of the Senate this year, Medved said, “To remove Barack Obama from office . . . would take 12 Democrats minimum voting with the Republicans to knock off a president of their own party, who also, by the way, happens to be our first non-white president. Do you really believe that that is even vaguely possible? And which Democrats would you be targeting to try to persuade them to join a vote to remove the president?”

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Sarah Palin, the GOP candidate for vice-president in 2008, and former Alaska governor, delivers the keynote address to activists from America's political right at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Palin is out as a Fox News Channel contributor. The network said Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, that it is parting ways with the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Sarah Palin at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Palin, a Fox News contributor who is launching her own online subscription news channel, responded to this request for specificity, in part, like this: “Who are these Democrats? You gotta know that there are still Reagan Democrats and Blue Dog Democrats, those who will stiffen their spines and do the right thing because both sides of the aisle, both political parties have so many problems that a lot of Americans maybe were registered in a party, we believe in the planks in one or the other party, but we’re independent. And I believe that there are elected, independent Democrats who will do the right thing.”

Okay. “But who are they?” Medved asked, noting that he could think of one potential Democrat — Joe Manchin of West Virginia. When Medved mentioned him, Palin responded, “Yeah, he’s good.”

(H/T Mediaite)

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.