SOLIDARITY…. This week, highlighting her sophisticated understanding of modern media, Sarah Palin lashed out at her critics, blaming “some blogger” sitting “in their parents’ basement.” To drive the point home, Palin, in the same Fox News interview, referred to bloggers as “kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents’ homes”

Last night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow noted Palin’s bizarre criticism — and did the show in her pajamas. (via Ali Frick)

I realize that blogging is one of the many subjects Palin doesn’t understand. I also realize she’s inclined to criticize subjects that confuse her. But this talk about pajamas and basements is getting pretty tiresome.

What’s more, it speaks to a certain technological curve that Republicans are far behind on. Frank Luntz, speaking at a panel discussion at the Republican Governors Association yesterday, noted Barack Obama’s enormous email list. “He’s got 10 million names and our candidate doesn’t know how to use this,” Luntz said, holding up a BlackBerry. “There is a problem there.”

Yes, and his running mate is so far behind, she thinks bloggers are pajama-clad basement-dwellers.

Isn’t it about time the Republican Party catch up with contemporary trends?

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.