Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gov. Palin on 2012: ‘I Do Have the fire in My Belly’

“Lay off the petty stuff”
Gov. Palin made an appearance on Greta Van Susteren's “On The Record” program tonight in a segment that appears to have been recorded yesterday. Although she did not say whether she was leaning toward seeking her party's presidential nomination, the governor left no doubt that she has the burning drive inside to make such a run, should she officially get into the race. She asked Greta to lead her colleagues in the media to question candidates on their records and statements, but “don't come after us for little, petty, stupid things.” The former Alaska governor was adamant that she would set the record straight whenever the media distorted her statements or made things up about her and her family.

She also had some payback for Newt Gingrich. The former Speaker of the House had said of Gov. Palin on “Good Morning America” four months ago, “I think that she has got to slow down and be more careful and think through what she’s saying and how she’s saying it.” Gingrich has been forced to backpedal for his political life after putting his foot in his mouth with remarks Sunday that Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan is “right-wing social engineering.” The 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate made a point tonight about practicing what one preaches: “Well you know, he stumbles too. We all stumble. We all have our strengths and our weaknesses.”

Uncut Palin “On The Record”:

- JP

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