Published On: Sun, Aug 11th, 2013

Sarah Palin says Chris Christie not ‘rogue enough,’ sides with Rand Paul

Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said on Saturday New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie just isn’t “rogue” enough for her taste.

Palin says she prefers Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in his continuing feud with the popular New Jersey governor.

“I’m on team Rand,” Palin told Fox News. “Rand Paul understands. He gets the whole notion of ‘don’t tread on me government.’ Whereas Chris Christie is for big government and trying to go-along-to-get-along in so many respects.”

“Some people look at him as, ‘Ah man, he’s a governor who goes rogue,’ ” Palin told Fox. “No, he’s got a shtick going there where he’s got a YouTube videographer following him around, kind of these set up situations sometimes so he can be seen as perhaps going rogue. But Chris Christie’s for more government and his record proves that.”

Palin said Rand Paul has a “healthy libertarian streak that we need more of, in our politicians.”

The war of words between the two potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates began last month at the Republican Governors Association meeting in Aspen, Colo.

Christie criticized Paul and other Republicans — and some Democrats as well — for their non-interventionist views on foreign affairs and for opposing the NSA surveillance programs.

Paul responded by saying on this Facebook page that “Chris Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom. Spying without warrants is unconstitutional.”

Paul later called Christie the “king of bacon” for seeking federal aid to help the state recover from Hurricane Sandy.

Christie retorted that New Jersey paid more in taxes to Washington than it received in federal aid while Kentucky got more federal money back than it paid in taxes.

Palin also said on Saturday that 22 Democrats “should be thanked and not condemned” for attacking Obamacare’s cost-cutting board, which the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate called a “death panel.”

“It was a pleasant surprise — and we shouldn’t condemn them for finally trying to jump off the Obama train wreck that is coming down the pike,” the former Alaska governor said in the same interview. “I appreciate that they acknowledged it.”

“But you have to remember that it’s just one aspect of this atrocious, unaffordable, cumbersome, burdensome, evil policy of Obama’s — and that is Obamacare,” Palin added.

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  1. Brandt says:

    Since she quit her post in Alaska, Palin hasn’t run for public office but still plays the part of politician who calls her constituents “fans.” What exactly does she do other than essentially proposition her self and image to the highest bidder? Sounds like Sarah is America’s highest paid escort! See how down and dirty she’ll get for the money at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/06/ecstasy-of-sarah-palin_15.html

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