Palin to Christie: Don’t get your panties in a wad over Gingrich’s victory in South Carolina

posted at 7:23 pm on January 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

Obligatory, for many reasons. One: Our resident Palin fans will relish every second. Two: It makes for a sweet undercard to tonight’s main event. Three: It’s part of a longstanding low-grade feud between Christie and Palin that began when he tweaked her on Jimmy Fallon’s show and has continued in fits and starts ever since. If it’s ever going to go from simmering to a full boil, this ought to do it. Four: Palin hitting Christie for playing into the media’s hands perfectly captures the Gingrich/Romney dynamic right now. Despite his own diversions from conservative orthodoxy over the years, Newt has become the de facto “true conservative” in the race partly because he’s running against the Ultimate RINO and partly because he’s good at flaming the bete noires of the base — the media, the GOP establishment, etc. To some extent he’s following the Palin playbook while Romney, as a supposedly electable centrist blue-state governor, is trying to follow Christie’s path to success. Gingrich isn’t as charismatic a populist as Palin, though, and Romney isn’t remotely as charismatic an establishmentarian as Christie. In a way, they’re running a watered-down version of what would have been a much more entertaining (and even nastier) race.

Via Philip Klein, three excerpts from her interview with Eric Bolling that’ll air later this evening on Fox Business. Boldface parts are mine:

On New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie calling Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich an “an embarrassment” to the Republican Party:

“I do care to take him to task — poor Chris. This was a rookie mistake. He played right into the media’s hands. Here’s a host that asked Chris, ‘Does Newt embarrass the party.’ I think he asked him twice, and there Chris played right into it and spewed that about Newt embarrassing the party. Sometimes if your candidate loses in just one step along this path, as was the case when Romney lost to Newt the other night and of course, Romney is Chris Christie’s guy, you kind of get your panties in a wad and you may say things that you regret later. And I think that that’s what Chris Christie did. His response to what the media was asking him was reflective of a lack of self-discipline. I’ve learned my lessons all along the way, too, and not responding, not playing into the media’s hands when they’re trying to get you to say something like is this candidate an embarrassment to your party?”

On if Christie was tricked into calling Gingrich an “embarrassment”:

“I think if Chris were asked about some of his past actions, taking a state helicopter to his kid’s baseball game, some people may say, well, that sort of embarrassed your party, Chris. And he would then be on the receiving end of a comment that maybe he wished that somebody kept as an inside thought and not blasting that to the rest of the nation. He’s been in office a year or two is all, and he’ll learn that the media goad you. They want you to say things like that in order to boost ratings and make it more of a reality show-type scenario that we’re watching in the GOP primary. And a comment like that just kind of played right on into that narrative.”

On how Democrats will use Christie’s comment against Gingrich:

“He just produced an ad for the Democrats. If Newt is the nominee, he just handed them free this negative PR ad that they’re going to incorporate into their negative scenario against somebody who came out there against HillaryCare back in his day, who came out balancing budgets, working with a Democrat governor, who came out cutting taxes and trying to rein in government growth in order to put the country on the right track back then, and has intentions of doing that today.”

True enough about Christie producing attack-ad fodder for Democrats with that line about Newt but we’re waaaaay down that road already on Romney thanks to Gingrich’s attacks on Bain. As for her point about “reality shows” and playing into the media’s hands, I’m curious to see whether Christie will let that lie or if he’ll get snotty with her in his response. You would think that the last thing Romney needs is for one of his top surrogates to start feuding with a grassroots favorite, but since he seems totally incapable of generating any excitement on the stump himself, maybe he’ll unleash Christie as an attack dog to start scoring points on Newt and his surrogates. That’s if Christie’s willing to do it, of course: The more bridges he burns now, the harder things get for him in 2016 or 2020.

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Look at the Establishment morons endorsing Willard – Pawlenty, McCain, Christie…and people think this northeast liberal stuffed shirt will do anything other than get his ass handed to him by Obama & the MFM?! Wake up sheeple! Any of the other three would be preferable over Mittens!

insidiator on January 24, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Palin voice is like screeching chalk, and has nothing to add to these debates. The dumbest, most unqualified person ever dredged up by the GOP.

lhuffman34 on January 24, 2012 at 7:43 AM

We sure got a high percentage of idiots last open enrollment. Average IQ must dropped 20 points

Wade on January 24, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Palin would make a better nominee than the four candidates we’ve got put together.

Unlike Romney, she’s actually a Republican.
Unlike Newt, she has no (valid) ethics issues.
Unlike Santorum, she’s a small government conservative.
Unlke Paul, she doesn’t hate America and blame it first for all the world’s problems.

She should have run. This thing would be all but wrapped up by now.

DRayRaven on January 24, 2012 at 8:02 AM

She is right again… If CC were thinking about this (and not made the endorsment)he too would want us to vet our options.

mmcnamer1 on January 24, 2012 at 8:10 AM

oh wade.. your bomb throwing is sooo 1st grade-ish. Please grow up

mmcnamer1 on January 24, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Many of the people in this thread couldn’t take a moment to comment in yesterday’s “999 days without a budget” thread, but they can always find a minute to trash Palin.

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Her voice to me is “….like screeching chalk”, as Wade says. I like everything else about her, but I’m really glad we aren’t going to have 4 years of her on the news every day. But that’s just me.

dman232 on January 24, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Palin would make a better nominee than the four candidates we’ve got put together.

DRayRaven on January 24, 2012 at 8:02 AM

I just check and Palin’s favorable ratings are at 22%. That means roughly half the GOP (the idiots refer to them as RINO’s) don’t like her. At least the candidate she supports is at roughly 28%. Birds of a feather.

The reason she will never run for president, is that more than 75% of the country has a poor view of her. Sarah Palin will never be a candidate for anything again. Well, dog catcher in Wasilla maybe a good bet for her.

rubberneck on January 24, 2012 at 8:20 AM

rubberneck on January 24, 2012 at 8:20 AM

And, of course, as we all know, public perceptions of people never, ever change, especially in the last few months preceding an actual, you know, election. I have no idea why candidates waste millions of dollars on campaigns.

According to your logic, the Republicans should draft Hillary Clinton as their candidate. She’s the most electable politician in the country right now.

DRayRaven on January 24, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Mornin’, Y’all.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 24, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Many of the people in this thread couldn’t take a moment to comment in yesterday’s “999 days without a budget” thread, but they can always find a minute to trash Palin.

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Maybe because they didn’t want to address the 269 days of which the GOP & tea party faction own in the mess.

Bradky on January 24, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 8:14 AM

It’s funny how that works. I guess because that is static and with people at least they have said something. The budget, or lack thereof, is static.

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM

“The reason she will never run for president, is that more than 75% of the country has a poor view of her. Sarah Palin will never be a candidate for anything again. Well, dog catcher in Wasilla maybe a good bet for her.”

Why is that?

davod on January 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM

And redundant. I’m going to make some coffee.

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Maybe because they didn’t want to address the 269 days of which the GOP & tea party faction own in the mess.

Bradky on January 24, 2012 at 8:37 AM

How so? What prevented the Senate from passing a budget in the prior 730 days? Or the subsequent 269, for that matter?

Oh, I know…it’s those evil, wascally Wepublicans holding things up. But, wait a minute! Budgets can’t be filibustered!!! Oh, well. Nevermind.

DRayRaven on January 24, 2012 at 8:44 AM

The reason she will never run for president, is that more than 75% of the country has a poor view of her.

rubberneck on January 24, 2012 at 8:20 AM

So, what you’re saying is that the reason you don’t like her is because all those other people don’t like her?

Tell me you didn’t vote for Obama on the same basis.

It’s not the low level of competency of the candidates that troubles me; it’s the electorate.

Cleombrotus on January 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I think it is hilarious that Sarah got to answer the briefs vs boxer question for Gov Chris Christie. Thats got to hurt his ego.

meci on January 24, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Sarah Palin has screwed the pooch.

She is a rank hypocrite, and she has now conclusively proven without a shadow of a doubt that she is dumber than dirt.

For her to support Newt Gingrich–a serial liar, a serial adulterer, a man who was thrown out of the Republican Party for corruption and for unethical behavior; a man who already helped re-elect one Democrat–Bill Clinton–to a 2nd term in the White House…….

Well, let us just say that I will never again give any credibility whatsoever to Sarah Palin.

She is as ignorant as her critics said she is, I am very sorry to say.

mountainaires on January 24, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Well, let us just say that I will never again give any credibility whatsoever to Sarah Palin.

She is as ignorant as her critics said she is, I am very sorry to say.

mountainaires on January 24, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Again? It would appear that you’ve always hated her.

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 9:13 AM

mountainaires on January 24, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Would you think more highly of her if she said, Well, in my opinion, there are no viable candidates in the race to run against Barak Hussein Obama, so I’m sitting this one out?

Because that’s her only alternative if she doesn’t think the others have a chance of unseating him, you know.

Cleombrotus on January 24, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Well, let us just say that I will never again give any credibility whatsoever to Sarah Palin.

She is as ignorant as her critics said she is, I am very sorry to say.

mountainaires on January 24, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I like it when she gets fools like you all wee weed up..:)

idesign on January 24, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Many seem to have lost sight of the fact that, ultimately, it’s about Obama.

Cleombrotus on January 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Palin voice is like screeching chalk, and has nothing to add to these debates. The dumbest, most unqualified person ever dredged up by the GOP.

lhuffman34 on January 24, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Your discomfort gives us Palin supporters great joy. I hope she speaks up again soon, like right before Newt wins Florida. I hope she gives you haters fits for the next fifty years merely by saying something on television on a regular basis.

Aitch748 on January 24, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Palin would make a better nominee than the four candidates we’ve got put together.

Unlike Romney, she’s actually a Republican.
Unlike Newt, she has no (valid) ethics issues.
Unlike Santorum, she’s a small government conservative.
Unlke Paul, she doesn’t hate America and blame it first for all the world’s problems.

She should have run. This thing would be all but wrapped up by now.

DRayRaven on January 24, 2012 at 8:02 AM

And, unlike all the above she has the thinnest public service portfolio. Wake up, she is no Margaret Thacher.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Cleombrotus on January 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM

While others attempt to take the focus off of him by demonizing others.

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Love gov. palin, I hope their is a way she becomes the GOP nominee.

To the pond scum that insult her, demean her and are generally arses to her, she has gone from housewife in Wasilla, Alaska to VP nominee of a national party in 15 years. In your pitiful lives, can you even understand how incredible that is.

further, on issues, she’s the real deal a conservative warrior. I would follow her into battle anytime.

Danielvito on January 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM

All of the candidates, the incumbent, and their henchmen are starting to make me sick now. Like diseased rats fighting over a molding piece of cheese.

I guess I will have to vote for presumed concept that one side is better than the other.

One side is, of course, better than the other; but none of the current prospects is.

Droopy on January 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM

And, unlike all the above she has the thinnest public service portfolio. Wake up, she is no Margaret Thacher.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 9:25 AM

She’s not running. Now, what’s your complaint again?

Cleombrotus on January 24, 2012 at 9:30 AM

And, unlike all the above she has the thinnest public service portfolio. Wake up, she is no Margaret Thacher.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Sarah Palin has 20 years of public service, while Romney only has 4 years, unless you count his 6 years or running for president..:)

idesign on January 24, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Droopy on January 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM

We ARE in a world of hurt, aren’t we?

Cleombrotus on January 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM

And, unlike all the above she has the thinnest public service portfolio. Wake up, she is no Margaret Thacher.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Maybe not, but none of these other guys are Ronald Reagans…or even George W. Bushes, for that matter, either.

BTW, Margaret Thatcher wasn’t THE Margaret Thatcher anyone would remember as a great leader before she became PM. And as far as that goes, Palin is a more likely Great President (TM) than these four yahoos who are actually running.

DRayRaven on January 24, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Sarah Palin has screwed the pooch.

She is a rank hypocrite, and she has now conclusively proven without a shadow of a doubt that she is dumber than dirt.

For her to support Newt Gingrich–a serial liar, a serial adulterer, a man who was thrown out of the Republican Party for corruption and for unethical behavior; a man who already helped re-elect one Democrat–Bill Clinton–to a 2nd term in the White House…….

Well, let us just say that I will never again give any credibility whatsoever to Sarah Palin.

She is as ignorant as her critics said she is, I am very sorry to say.

mountainaires on January 24, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Right, she’d be so much better off throwing her support behind the liberal Gordon-Gekko ex-governor of Massachusetts who now talks like a conservative but has never done anything to show he’s a conservative.

Aitch748 on January 24, 2012 at 9:34 AM

All of the candidates, the incumbent, and their henchmen are starting to make me sick now. Like diseased rats fighting over a molding piece of cheese.

I guess I will have to vote for presumed concept that one side is better than the other.

One side is, of course, better than the other; but none of the current prospects is.

Droopy on January 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Who would you prefer to be the candidate?

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Go Sarah! Taking the resident bully down made my day. He’s Ann (Traitor)Coulter’s lap dog anyway. The party makes a big mistake honoring this blustery asrrogant man,just because he reflect one(anti-teacher’s union) of their characteristics.

Don L on January 24, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Mornin’, Y’all.
annoyinglittletwerp on January 24, 2012 at 8:28 AM

SAME TO YOU.

listens2glenn on January 24, 2012 at 9:48 AM

mountainaires on January 24, 2012 at 9:12 AM
I like it when she gets fools like you all wee weed up..:)

idesign on January 24, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Shhhhhh!
Probably wears Depends
(may be sensitive about it)

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2012 at 9:50 AM

She is absolutely correct in her assessment. Christie made himself look like a chump and helped the Dems in their future run against Newt. If someone crosses Christie or makes a point that he doesn’t like he always responds with Snark. At first this is entertaining but it begins to grate on the nerves after a while.

One of the people I had wanted to run was Palin. Many others wanted her too, that’s the reason we have little passion for the ones that did run. They don’t hold a candle to her.

SgtRed on January 24, 2012 at 9:53 AM

HerneTheHunter on January 24, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Thank you, that’s a correction I GLADLY accept.

listens2glenn on January 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Yawn. Patin v Christie. Booooring. The woman who was afraid to run for prez v the man who was afraid to run for prez.

snoopicus on January 24, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Many of the people in this thread couldn’t take a moment to comment in yesterday’s “999 days without a budget” thread, but they can always find a minute to trash Palin.

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 8:14 AM
Maybe because they didn’t want to address the 269 days of which the GOP & tea party faction own in the mess.

Bradky on January 24, 2012 at 8:37 AM

The House passed a budget. The Senate (Democrats) didn’t. So, the Romney supporters don’t like the Tea Party either? No wonder the WSJ called Romney’s economic plan timid. He just wants more of the same. A hair trim instead of a cut.

Portia46 on January 24, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Why is that?
davod on January 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Have you stopped beating your spouse?

listens2glenn on January 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Right, she’d be so much better off throwing her support behind the liberal Gordon-Gekko ex-governor of Massachusetts who now talks like a conservative but has never done anything to show he’s a conservative.

I will take it a bit further – Ken-Doll has done nothing but acted like a gun-grabbing, big spending, liberal judge appointing communist health care enacting democrat.

SilverDeth on January 24, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Who would you prefer to be the candidate?

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Since you ask, I thought Daniels would have made a good, sane conservative candidate; but I think he decided his family matters would tarnish him. Newt’s kind of diffused that issue at this point, though.

Of the four: Paul and Santorum cannot win the general. Like it not, they are too easily painted as right-wing kooks. I would say the same about Newt, but he has a way of responding to critics that resonates with voter dissatifaction on both sides. I think Romney is the John Kerry of the GOP.

So, as it sits, I don’t know. But I do know this: no matter who it is, I will vote for the GOP candidate over the incumbent.

McCain may have been a lousy candidate, but he was tight on this point: “Elections have consequences.”

However, this ongoing internecine bickering among the GOP candidates (and their supporters) is playing into the Dems’ usual strategy of divide and conquer.

How about the remaining field focus on explaining why he is better, versus simply tearing down the competition?

Droopy on January 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM

I love Sarah. The only thing wrong with her I think is she’s still semi beholding to John McCain.

Beyond that her voice is sweet music.

papertiger on January 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Christie made himself look like a chump and helped the Dems in their future run against Newt.
SgtRed on January 24, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Of course he did, Christie is a undercover Democrat, because he sure as he11 isn’t a Republican or a conservative. Chris Christie= Democrat in RINO Clothes.

SWalker on January 24, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Her criticism of the big tub of guts Christie is spot on.
The idiot lets the media lead him along like a house trained puppy.

I want my republicans leaving a big steaming dump on the media’s carpet.
If they aren’t doing that then they haven’t been paying attention.

papertiger on January 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Droopy on January 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM

I like Daniels as well, but also believe that he would have somehow gotten dragged into this whole mess. A mess that has been created by Romney and his money machine.

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Of course he did, Christie is a undercover Democrat, because he sure as he11 isn’t a Republican or a conservative. Chris Christie= Democrat in RINO Clothes.

SWalker on January 24, 2012 at 10:10 AM

He’s in the trenches fighting the municipal unions in NJ. Pension deals are what will make American uncompetitive, and Christie has been among the most forceful and articulate on that issue.

OptionsTrader on January 24, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I just check and Palin’s favorable ratings are at 22%. That means roughly half the GOP (the idiots refer to them as RINO’s) don’t like her. At least the candidate she supports is at roughly 28%. Birds of a feather.

The reason she will never run for president, is that more than 75% of the country has a poor view of her. Sarah Palin will never be a candidate for anything again. Well, dog catcher in Wasilla maybe a good bet for her.

rubberneck on January 24, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Which is result of a 3 year media attack on her. It has absolutely nothing to do with her record in elected office.

The media and their agenda …

RockyJ. on January 24, 2012 at 10:27 AM

She’s not running. Now, what’s your complaint again? – Cleombrotus on January 24, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I guess that you did not read the end of the piece on which I was commenting:

She should have run. This thing would be all but wrapped up by now. – DRayRaven on January 24, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Clearly DRayRaven thinks that Palin would have the nomination in the bag by now, if she ran. For decades Thacher was in public life serving in Parliament. Palin was elected governor of Alaska. Then accepted the VP slot on the ticket with McCain. They lost. She then promptly stepped down from being governor. In my humble opinion she should have stayed on as governor. It is as simple as that.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM

If you watch the whole interview she hits it out of the park and I want to see the size of the helicopter that took Christie to the baseball game

KBird on January 24, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Palin was elected governor of Alaska. Then accepted the VP slot on the ticket with McCain. They lost. She then promptly stepped down from being governor. In my humble opinion she should have stayed on as governor. It is as simple as that.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Thanks for your comic book evaluation of Palin and why she left office…

Maybe you should read a few books on the subject, and expand your mind.

idesign on January 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Clearly DRayRaven thinks that Palin would have the nomination in the bag by now, if she ran. For decades Thacher was in public life serving in Parliament. Palin was elected governor of Alaska. Then accepted the VP slot on the ticket with McCain. They lost. She then promptly stepped down from being governor. In my humble opinion she should have stayed on as governor. It is as simple as that.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Thatcher doesn’t even enter into it as far as I’m concerned. I think she’d win the nomination because…well, look at who else is running.

DRayRaven on January 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Thanks for your comic book evaluation of Palin and why she left office…

Maybe you should read a few books on the subject, and expand your mind.

idesign on January 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Comic book evaluation? Now that is an fantastic intellectual response, surely you can do better.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM

“You would think that the last thing Romney needs is for one of his top surrogates to start feuding with a grassroots favorite, but since he seems totally incapable of generating any excitement on the stump himself, maybe he’ll unleash Christie as an attack dog to start scoring points on Newt and his surrogates. That’s if Christie’s willing to do it, of course: The more bridges he burns now, the harder things get for him in 2016 or 2020.” – AP

You would think, eh? That just ruins it for the RINO-loving crowd. I mean, how many times do you have to remind people that neither Christie nor Romney are NOT conservatives? They did what they had to do and say to get elected. There are many examples.
At least now the entire RINO crowd is being outed.
Sadly, that includes Ann Coulter.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Maybe because they didn’t want to address the 269 days of which the GOP & tea party faction own in the mess.

Bradky on January 24, 2012 at 8:37 AM

The Senate is in charge of the budget, genius. It has been controlled by Democrats since January 2007.

Missy on January 24, 2012 at 11:18 AM

The Senate is in charge of the budget, genius. It has been controlled by Democrats since January 2007.

Um Missy… Aw never mind

papertiger on January 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Which is result of a 3 year media attack on her. It has absolutely nothing to do with her record in elected office.

The media and their agenda …

RockyJ. on January 24, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Problem is she is not sympathetic in the least bit.

rubberneck on January 24, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Um Missy… Aw never mind

papertiger on January 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Senate is in charge of the Senate budget, that is. Sorry. The GOP House passed their own budget.

Missy on January 24, 2012 at 11:28 AM

You would think, eh? That just ruins it for the RINO-loving crowd. I mean, how many times do you have to remind people that neither Christie nor Romney are NOT conservatives? They did what they had to do and say to get elected. There are many examples.
At least now the entire RINO crowd is being outed.
Sadly, that includes Ann Coulter.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Would you care to expand? What is a RINO and what is not? Gingrich called Paul Ryan’s budget plan social engineering. Gingrich sat on the couch with Pelosi and whined about global warming. Gingrich attacked Romney for practicing vulture capitalism.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM

She is a rank hypocrite, and she has now conclusively proven without a shadow of a doubt that she is dumber than dirt.

For her to support Newt Gingrich–a serial liar, a serial adulterer, a man who was thrown out of the Republican Party for corruption and for unethical behavior; a man who already helped re-elect one Democrat–Bill Clinton–to a 2nd term in the White House…….

Well, let us just say that I will never again give any credibility whatsoever to Sarah Palin.

She is as ignorant as her critics said she is, I am very sorry to say.

mountainaires on January 24, 2012 at 9:12 AM

So mountainaires, would that make her just as ignorant or more ignorant then:

Fred Thompson
Thomas Sowell
Micheal Reagan
South Carolina Speaker of the House
Rick Perry
Medal of Honor Recipient Major General James E. Livingston, USMC

Let me know your thoughts.

Oh and by the way, she did not fully endorse Newt. She only said that in an effort to keep the vetting process going and for the candidates to sharpen their message, she would vote for Newt IF she lived in SC.

WisRich on January 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Sarah looks awful. Redeeming qualities count now at zero.

lawya on January 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Thanks for your comic book evaluation of Palin and why she left office…

Maybe you should read a few books on the subject, and expand your mind.

idesign on January 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Comic book evaluation? Now that is an fantastic intellectual response, surely you can do better.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Sorry Charlie, surely YOU can do better. For over two years we’ve been hearing that tripe from people who refuse to learn the truth that Palin was literally forced out of office by an avalanche of false, frivolous ethics charges which ran up lawyer fees in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention the valuable time and resources it took away from governing in order for her to defend against them.

But you already know that, if you have been at Hot Air for even a week.

So which is it? Are you a newbie who simply doesn’t know the truth, or are you another anti-Palin troll looking to score you points?

I’m awaiting your “fantastic intellectual response”. This should be rich.

ariel on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Thanks for your comic book evaluation of Palin and why she left office…
Maybe you should read a few books on the subject, and expand your mind.
idesign on January 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Comic book evaluation? Now that is an fantastic intellectual response, surely you can do better.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM

No, idesign nailed you on that one. Surely you can do a better job of why you think Palin is a failure, than what you’ve memorized from the media’s attack campaign strategy.

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Sarah looks awful. Redeeming qualities count now at zero.

lawya on January 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Care to elaborate?
How?
Why?

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

You haters are still funny! Rent Free! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Bmore on January 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Don’t do it Sarah !! Stay neutral- don’t jump into the turdfest !- You can’t win choosing ANYONEs side – and if you go Newt- and the Newt ship sinks in November—- You will will sink with it.
BE Switzerland—- and avoid any crony capitalists who have pal-led around with terrorist Nanny Pelosi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FlaMurph on January 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Sarahcuda!!!

Don’t go in the water libs…..Boo!

MichaelGabriel on January 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM

FlaMurph on January 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM

She is playing a shrewd game here and will get a lot of mileage out of her vague endorsement, before each primary. Not a fan of hers, but love what she’s doing.

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Whenever you Google ‘panties in a wad’ or Gov Chris Christie your going to get this.

meci on January 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Well, dog catcher in Wasilla maybe a good bet for her.

rubberneck on January 24, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Then it’s our loss.

Meanwhile, the dogs of Wasilla will have a well-organized, well-funded , yet-still-under-budget facility run by someone who cares enough to inspire them to be the best dogs they’ve ever been.

You know, maybe you’ve hit on something; dogs don’t get their opinions from newspapers and other trolls. The dogs would like Sarah for what she’s done and said, not dislike her for what she hasn’t done or what someone else said about her.

rwenger43 on January 24, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I love how crony capitalism is decried on the right even though military contractors represent the worst offenders and yet there is very little real discussion on the right about cutting them off.

snoopicus on January 24, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Sarah looks awful. Redeeming qualities count now at zero.

lawya on January 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I’ve been hoping she would find a way to gradually reduce the beauty appeal. It’s part of my sad little hope for America that when we stop gawking we may actually hear what she’s saying. Then we will be amazed at how wise she has become since she stopped being such a looker.

(/sarc if you need it)

Though I hope she never fades as far as Hillary did.

rwenger43 on January 24, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Whenever you Google ‘panties in a wad’ or Gov Chris Christie your going to get this.

meci on January 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Perfect.

Bmore on January 24, 2012 at 12:52 PM

She is a rank hypocrite, and she has now conclusively proven without a shadow of a doubt that she is dumber than dirt.

For her to support Newt Gingrich–a serial liar, a serial adulterer, a man who was thrown out of the Republican Party for corruption and for unethical behavior; a man who already helped re-elect one Democrat–Bill Clinton–to a 2nd term in the White House…….

Well, let us just say that I will never again give any credibility whatsoever to Sarah Palin.

She is as ignorant as her critics said she is, I am very sorry to say.

mountainaires on January 24, 2012 at 9:12 AM

You really do not deal with Facts much do you?

Liberalism is truly a mental disorder..

RockyJ. on January 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM

She is playing a shrewd game here and will get a lot of mileage out of her vague endorsement, before each primary. Not a fan of hers, but love what she’s doing.

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I am a fan of her’s, and love what she’s doing…

Sarah Palin sure has the non-endorsement-endorsement down pat.

Green eyed Lady on January 24, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Whenever you Google ‘panties in a wad’ or Gov Chris Christie your going to get this.
meci on January 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I don’t care WHO you are, that’s FUNNY right there. : )

listens2glenn on January 24, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I’ve been hoping she would find a way to gradually reduce the beauty appeal. It’s part of my sad little hope for America that when we stop gawking we may actually hear what she’s saying.

I’ve hoped for that, too.

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM

It’s fun to watch her work. If Christie responds to her tweaking by letting his ego get the better of him and making an even bigger fool of himself, he diminishes his ability to help Romney. Mission accomplished.

Missy on January 24, 2012 at 1:04 PM

It’s fun to watch her work. If Christie responds to her tweaking by letting his ego get the better of him and making an even bigger fool of himself, he diminishes his ability to help Romney. Mission accomplished.

Missy on January 24, 2012 at 1:04 PMIt’s fun to watch her work. If Christie responds to her tweaking by letting his ego get the better of him and making an even bigger fool of himself, he diminishes his ability to help Romney. Mission accomplished.

Missy on January 24, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Which is bigger, his ego, or his panties?

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Sorry Charlie, surely YOU can do better. For over two years we’ve been hearing that tripe from people who refuse to learn the truth that Palin was literally forced out of office by an avalanche of false, frivolous ethics charges which ran up lawyer fees in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention the valuable time and resources it took away from governing in order for her to defend against them.

But you already know that, if you have been at Hot Air for even a week.

So which is it? Are you a newbie who simply doesn’t know the truth, or are you another anti-Palin troll looking to score you points?

I’m awaiting your “fantastic intellectual response”. This should be rich.

ariel on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I am fully aware of the Democrats mischief in Alaska. So the kitchen got too hot and she left office, according to you. She should have stayed and fought. In the end she was vindicated anyway

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM

If you watch the whole interview she hits it out of the park and I want to see the size of the helicopter that took Christie to the baseball game

KBird on January 24, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Its those big ones they use to move elephants from zoo to zoo… Beefed up even further, of course, for that extra stout Krispy Kreme RINO governor…

riddick on January 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM

And, unlike all the above she has the thinnest public service portfolio. Wake up, she is no Margaret Thacher.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Let me ask you: (and BTW, I like Gov Haley)
>Has Gov. Haley been to visit your Natl Guard troops in Iraq or Afghanistan yet?
>Has Gov Haley overseen a state surplus yet?
>Has she been able to get any of her reforms passed over the will of the Dem minority as well as the Rep majority in the legislature yet?
>Has Nikki gotten any major infrastructure projects on the table that had been years in the stalling?
>Is Nikki entrusted with the first response in the event of ICBM launch upon our country from foreign aggressors?
>Does Nikki interact regularly with foreign dignitaries as well as lower level bureaucrats and business leaders as a result of SC’s close proximity and treaty interactions with major foreign powers?

Why of course not, you say; she’s only a governor. Or she’s only been governor for a short time, you say. Or SC isn’t as important anymore as Alaska. Or, things are different now; we expect ___________ from our governor, not all those things that Sarah packed into her short time as Governor of Alaska.

You say Mrs Palin’s performance in public life doesn’t match up with the other candidates, but why does a longer resume look better when it has less on it? I hope you support your Governor, because I think she has the right stuff; but she has a long way to go to even wearing one of Sarah’s mud-spattered Alaskan boots.

rwenger43 on January 24, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Tough question, but for election purposes, let’s hope it’s his ego.

Missy on January 24, 2012 at 1:22 PM

i’ve been listening my whole life to leftists call the republicans stupid, clumsy, unintelligent, non-curious, they don’t read books, can’t off the top of their head name the prime ministers secretarys name. well, when the sissy bowler-in-chief, who falls down, also tries to walk through windows, thinking they’re doors, talks about the 57 states, and the reality is, he said he had been to 57, he had 1 more to visit and 2 they wouldn’t let him go to because of the cost, so the reality is he thought there were 60 states.a complete and utter baffoon.

tm11999 on January 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM

She should have stayed and fought. In the end she was vindicated anyway

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Yo, dimbulb. Ethics charges are almost universally thrown out when a person leaves office. The fact that she beat the ones that were personal charges doesn’t mean that she wouldn’t have had to waste huge amounts of time and money defending herself against the political charges that wouldn’t have been dropped if she had remained.

You remind me of the lady in my church whose husband was an elitist who disliked Sarah from the start. It was just a matter of time before she disliked Sarah even worse than he did, because he is right about everything in their marriage. What excuse did she latch onto? “If Sarah hadn’t done anything wrong, she wouldn’t have needed to even defend herself against the ethics charges.” Can you believe that? This lady says that by defending herself, Sarah admitted guilt, and this lady is more sure of that than her husband is that Sarah is a hill-billy (compared to him, of course.)

Where do you critics get your logic skills?

rwenger43 on January 24, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Anyone who supports Newt Gingrich is a hypocrite. Unless of course you actually believe that free love, the movement that supports abortion rights above all else… is the conservative way.

Then you are just Sarah Palin.

petunia on January 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Then you are just Sarah Palin.

petunia on January 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I am Sarah Palin!

idesign on January 24, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Anyone who supports Newt Gingrich is a hypocrite. Unless of course you actually believe that free love, the movement that supports abortion rights above all else… is the conservative way.

Then you are just Sarah Palin.

petunia on January 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Wow, I think this is the first time you’ve posted since I joined HotAir! Glad to meet you!!! You are hands-down the dumbest poster on this entire board, and that includes a lot of liberal trolls like ernesto. And you manage to combine it with an annoying pseudo-intellectual air that leads me to believe you actually think you’re smart!!! You’re truly something special. This is truly an honor! Glad to meet you!!!

Of course, it got to a point that I ignored every post with your name at the bottom, but that was only because I couldn’t post to tell you what I really thought of you!

Now, as to the substance of your post…you do realize, don’t you, that the only Palin who has endorsed Newt was Todd, her husband, don’t you? She only said she’d vote for Newt in SC to keep the vetting process going so that Wonderful Willard wouldn’t be annointed this early in the process. And, gosh darn it, given the horrendous way he has dealt with the income tax issue and his petulant response to set-backs, it’s a good thing the vetting will go on past Florida!

DRayRaven on January 24, 2012 at 1:50 PM

petunia on January 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I am a hypocrite

Norky on January 24, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Unless of course you actually believe that free love, the movement that supports abortion rights above all else… is the conservative way.

Then you are just Sarah Palin.

petunia on January 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

What? Palin is pro-abortion?

I think you mean Romney.

TitularHead on January 24, 2012 at 1:52 PM

petunia on January 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Did you ever take a test where no one in the class could get 100%? (Hint: this doesn’t happen in elementary school.)

We are at a point where no one gets 100. We all have to decide what is most important to us. But please don’t assume that if no one is perfect, you should just stay home on election (or primary) day.

With that logic, you would not have supported Geo Washington. And based on hearsay or appearances, you might even have rejected Jesus.

Support Newt or don’t, support Mitt or don’t, but please don’t expect the rest of us to dumb down the logic that allows yours to become dominant thought.

rwenger43 on January 24, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Why thank you Mr. President. I like to think I’m one part practiced folksy, one part sassy and a little dash of high school bitchy.” …

inklake on January 24, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Yo, dimbulb. Ethics charges are almost universally thrown out when a person leaves office. The fact that she beat the ones that were personal charges doesn’t mean that she wouldn’t have had to waste huge amounts of time and money defending herself against the political charges that wouldn’t have been dropped if she had remained.

Where do you critics get your logic skills?

rwenger43 on January 24, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Wrong she was cleared of all ethics charges. What world do you live in. Here is the link: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/08/palin-fends-off-all-ethics-charges-brought-since-0/?page=all

I will certainly agree that she has been unfairly been treated by Democrats in her state of Alaska and by the MSM. It is just my humble opinion she should have stayed and fought the good fight.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I will certainly agree that she has been unfairly been treated by Democrats in her state of Alaska and by the MSM. It is just my humble opinion she should have stayed and fought the good fight.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Opinions are a dime a dozen…

idesign on January 24, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I will certainly agree that she has been unfairly been treated by Democrats in her state of Alaska and by the MSM. It is just my humble opinion she should have stayed and fought the good fight.

SC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I agree. Even though she was obviously right that it would be better for the people of Alaska for her to resign and let her friend and ally the Lieutenant Governor take over, she should have stayed and fought the good fight so idiots wouldn’t call her a quitter.

fadetogray on January 24, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I will certainly agree that she has been unfairly been treated by Democrats in her state of Alaska and by the MSM. It is just my humble opinion she should have stayed and fought the goodSC.Charlie on January 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM fight.

Well, for what its worth, you are certainly entitled to your “humble opinion”. But since you weren’t in her shoes facing a half million dollars in personal legal expenses which were bankrupting her family, perhaps you would have been better off not spouting off on a subject with which you are so obviously unfamiliar.

Or maybe you’re another Mittbot, for which $500,000 is just pocket change. However, those of us living in the real world having to pay real bills with real hard earned money, can easily see that ethics charges were intended to bankrupt her and force her from the public arena.

Well she did resign, and then proceeded to take the battle to the enemy on their own soil, rallying the troops in 2010 and guiding the conservative movement into 2012. So yeah, she’s a quitter. I only wish we had more like her.

ariel on January 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM

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