Of course she is not protesting at all, in any form. She is responding to a journalist and his questions and making some solid factual points.
Oddly (this is purely anecdotal) the majority of persons I have met that act from the Palin Derangement Syndrome school of thought towards her (she is “dangerous” and “evil”) are women. In fact some of the most irrational and illogical ad hom screeds against her at DP have been from women. Which I find ironic.