Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sarah Palin: I’m one of Herman Cain's biggest fans

"I would never dismiss him or speak negatively about him."

Sarah Palin's Fox News colleagues are lining up to take cheap shots at her lately. Gov. Palin and Juan Williams were both Judge Andrew Napolitano's guests on "Freedom Watch" Thursday night in successive segments on Fox Business. Williams accused Palin of making a "nasty" remark about Herman Cain earlier this week. In the following segment, Gov. Palin couldn't wait to correct the record:
"What the media tends to do is propel this flavor of the week. I’m not saying that Herman Cain is the flavor of the week. I’m one of his biggest fans and I would never dismiss him or speak negatively about him. I’m saying in this fast movie, 24/7 news cycle that is our world today that the media does have to gin up some controversy and intrigue so viewers tune in and there’s a lot of competition in the media world in this quasi-reality show it seems that’s being created in the GOP primary. It’s just the nature of the beast right now and I think anybody would hard-pressed to argue against what I observed."
The 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate also made it clear that she is in no hurry to announce her decision on whether to jump into the 2012 presidential race, reminding Judge Napolitano that she holds her political cards close to her vest:
"This is a serious decision, and I’m engaged in serious deliberations. So within the next 24 hours don’t look for me to make a decision."
When asked by the judge which of the declared GOP candidates' values were closer to her own, she named Cain, Gov. Gary Johnson and Rep. Ron Paul as standing "outside the permanent political class." Although she said the presidential debates help voters to vet the candidates, she criticized them for only allowing the debaters enough time in their answers to deliver soundbites instead of insights into their policy positions.

h/t: SarahNet

- JP

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