Gov. Palin Calls Out Chris Christie’s ‘Rookie Mistake,’ Says He Got His ‘Panties in a Wad’; Updated: Partial Transcript and Mark Levin’s Comments Added
Posted on January 23 2012 – 7:32 PM – Posted by: Adrienne Ross
Eric Bolling interviewed Governor Palin this afternoon, the entirety of which I assume will air tonight on Fox Business at 10:00 Eastern. In the clip below, the Governor calls out New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his “rookie mistake” and getting his “panties in a wad” when he played into the Left’s hands by accusing Newt Gingrich of being a GOP embarrassment.
Priceless, Governor Palin!
(h/t Barracuda Brigade)
Update by Doug: Mark Levin also takes Christie to task. Levin points out, correctly, that the vast majority of the so-called ethics charges against Gingrich were filed by David Bonior, a left-wing loon from Michigan who Rush Limbaugh famously referred to as a “pet yorkie”. Bonior’s “ethics charges”, Levin notes, were baseless and nothing more than political payback for Newt’s successful campaign to take the House back from the Democrat Party after their corrupt 40-year rule. Bonior wanted to be Majority Leader or even Speaker, and Newt Gingrich prevented that from happening. I find it amazing Chris Christie ignored this well-known fact.
Governor Palin, as we’re all aware, suffered much the same fate in Alaska. The system was grossly abused by her enemies in the 49th state and a multitude of utterly groundless “ethics charges” were filed against her for purely political reasons. There are certainly things one can criticize Newt for, but this is not one of them. That Multiple Choice Mitt and his army of surrogates are going here is more a sign of Team Mitt’s desperation than anything else. Listen to Levin’s comments here.
Update II by Doug: Via Phillip Klein, here’s a partial transcript of Governor Palin’s interview with Eric Bolling:
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.”
More from Klein here. I’m looking forward to seeing the entire interview with Bolling when it airs. We’ll post it as soon as it becomes available.
Update III by Doug: This is disturbing, yet oddly funny from C4P commenter Israeli Cojones.