Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin contradicted herself on Monday, declaring that she stands behind Cory Booker — while also completely missing the Newark mayor’s point.
“It was a shame to see Cory kind of back down from what his answer was, which was so candid,” Palin said on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Monday night.
Palin was referencing Booker’s instantly controversial appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” in which he complained about attacks against Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital.
“This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides,” Booker said. “It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough.”
“Stop attacking private equity,” he continued. “Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright. This stuff has got to stop, because what it does is it undermines, to me, what this country should be focused on. It’s a distraction from the real issues.”
Unfortunately, Palin clearly wasn’t paying attention to that last bit. In the very same interview with Hannity, she couldn’t resist using Wright to attack President Obama, claiming that
I went rogue, if you will and disagreed with some of John McCain’s advisers when they said no a lot of these issues like past associations and Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers and those that helped shape Obama’s world view needed to be off the table and not discussed.
Palin went on to decry the notion of a “one-sided ceasefire call,” even as she argued that Wright should be on the table and Bain should not.
Responses like Palin’s make it easy to understand why Booker told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Monday that “I am very upset that I am being used by the GOP this way.”
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