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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / CAMPAIGN 2012

Palin: Christie Got His 'Panties in a Wad' Over Gingrich

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the unsuccessful GOP candidate for vice president in 2008.

January 23, 2012

Sarah Palin, the former rookie vice presidential candidate, said in an interview with Fox Business Network on Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s comments about presidential candidate Newt Gingrich were a “rookie mistake” and “reflective of a lack of self-discipline.”

Christie, who has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, called Gingrich “an embarrassment” as the potential GOP nominee. The former Alaska governor said, “Sometimes if your candidate loses in just one step along this path … 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.”

Asked by the interviewer about the first-term New Jersey governor’s “embarrassment” description of Gingrich, Palin said, “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.

 

“ … 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 (Gingrich).”

The interview is scheduled to be broadcast at 10 p.m. on Monday on the network.

Palin also said she thinks all four of the GOP contestants for the nomination should release their tax returns, not just Romney, who has promised to release his on Tuesday.

“I just want an even playing field,” she said. “I’m kind of perplexed that the media isn’t goading, say, Rick Santorum to release his. I think he may be a millionaire, and yet he trusts himself to do his own taxes, and they’re on his computer at home, and nobody’s asking him to release them. Or Ron Paul, you know, he got to dismiss the tax issue the other night. If they’re going to goad Mitt Romney, let’s play fair.”

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