In an article today in the Christian Science Monitor, they give a Fox transcript of Palin's recent speech as follows:
“Somebody like me – is a title and is a campaign too shackling?” said Palin. “Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers to shape me and to force my message to be what donors or what contributors or what political pundits want it to be? Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to affect positive change that we need in this country? That’s the biggest contemplation piece in my process.”
Question: Is it possible that "affect" was intended there? Or was the more natural "effect" intended, and the above is a typo?