Skip to comments.Bill Kristol Backs Off Palin Comments: ‘I Don’t Think She Has a Future’
Posted on 08/20/2013 11:53:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Bill Kristol appeared on Morning Joe Tuesday morning and distanced himself from comments he made on an ABC online interview Sunday about Sarah Palins path back into political power, saying he gave a dispassionate answer to a question about her political future, and was not actually encouraging her to run.
I was asked, Does Sarah Palin have a future? and I just tried to give an analytical answer, which is I dont think she does having resigned as governor, Kristol said. I said, Im not urging this. This is useful to think outside the box, not just accept the conventional wisdom If she wants to have a serious future in American politics, as opposed to giving speeches occasionally, causing a ruckus with Facebook posts, she should run for office. Running and winning takes away a lot of the baggage of the past.
Which isnt to say Kristol was against the idea of her running.
You dont think if she ran in the Republican primary in Alaska and beat a couple of good candidates and the incumbent senator, it would be interesting? Kristol asked. It would fun to have her in the Senate in January 2015. Good to have a Republican vote there, lively young senator.
I promise you that what she heard out of what you said was how to, said Nicolle Wallace, the John McCain aide who was assigned to Palin during the latters tumultuous 2008 campaign as the GOP running mate.
She really disappointed me when she quit the governorship, Kristol admitted. Until then she had been a popular governor. Fine, youre a defeated vice presidential candidate, you have couple bad interviews, you can survive that. Quitting the governorship in your first term? People dont understand that.
Watch the full clip below, via MSNBC:
A New York Republican is like an Egyptian Mennonite.
Billy boy, you change your tune more often than the octagon mom changes diapers. Truly, few are interested in what you think. Such a shame you turned out the way you are. Just one question before we totally cast you aside... Are you planning the same fate for Liz Chaney that you had for Sarah? You and McLame are certainly a pair. Throw in Grahamnasty and we’d have three of a kind.
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