(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has come to the defense once again of one of her fellow "mama grizzlies" but this time using a distinctly masculine metaphor.
In the wake of the Obama administration's partial judicial victory last week in the litigation over Arizona's controversial immigration law, Palin said on "Fox News Sunday" that Arizona's female Republican governor has "the cojones that our president does not" when it comes to securing America's borders.
"This is a temporary suspension of some of the key elements in the law that [Arizona Gov.] Jan Brewer pushed hard for Arizonans and for the rest of the country to have the result of us being more secure," said Palin.
She added, "And, Jan Brewer, bless her heart, she's going to do all that she can to continue down the litigation path to allow secure borders because she's – Jan Brewer has the cojones that our president does not have to look out for all Americans – not just Arizonans – but all Americans in this desire of ours to secure our borders and allow legal immigration to help build this country. . . . if our own president will not enforce a federal law, more power to Jan Brewer . . . to do what our president won't do."
According to Merriam-Webster.com, the word "cojones" is a Spanish term for male reproductive organs. It also can be used as slang for "nerve" or "boldness."
The Tea Party favorite also said that it was "idiotic" in the current economic situation to let the Bush tax cuts expire for higher-income brackets as Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats plan to do.
"To reduce deficit spending and our enormous debt, you rein in spending, you cut the budget. You don't take more from the private sector and grow government with it. And that's exactly what Obama has in mind," Palin said.
Making a reference to an event in February of this year where cameras caught notes about policy points written on the palm of her hand, Palin also poked fun at herself.
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"My palm isn't large enough to have written down" all the effects of Obama's plan to let the tax cuts expire, Palin said, pointing to an ink-stained palm.
Palin said letting the cuts expire would cause a total tax increase of $3.8 trillion over the next ten years and she explained that the notes on her hand read "'$3.8 trillion, next 10 years,' so that I didn't say 3.7 and then get dinged by the liberals, saying I didn't know what I was talking about."
Asked about her PAC's recently released campaign-style video championing her nascent "mama grizzly" movement, Palin explained her string of recent endorsements of often underdog conservative female candidates.
"It just so happens that these common-sense, constitutional, conservative women are willing to put it all on the line," she said. "And they're going to make a lot of sacrifices in order to serve their country. They have a lot to contribute. They just all happen to be women and I support them strongly and wholly."
Palin added, "That video was all about supporting those women – men too – with common sense, with a desire to protect our Constitution, and the free market in America – and turn some things around in this country."
Palin was characteristically noncommittal when it came to the issue of her own political future – namely, whether she has her eye on a White House bid in 2012.
"Well, I've never committed to running for president," she said. "People are going to be worried about 2012 in future months, but that's not where my focus is."