Skip to about two minutes into this video, and enjoy the awkwardness.
She responds, "I don't think if you asked [Palin] today, she would support it."
Well, of course not. That's what you do when supporting small government suddenly becomes politically convenient—you switch positions.
Bruce Bartlett has a column today on a much bigger instance of Republican hypocrisy regarding small government. Most Republicans in Congress today argue that healthcare reform is unacceptable because it would cost $900 billion over 10 years. But six years ago, when President Bush proposed a prescription drug benefit that would cost $1 trillion over 10 years, many of those same Republicans were all for it.