Palin Slams Romney For Not Opining Until Debt Deal Was Made
Sarah Palin got in a dig at 2012 GOP candidate Mitt Romney during her appearance on "Hannity." Palin criticized the former Massachusetts Governor and 2008 candidate for not giving his opinion on the debt ceiling until after a compromise and solution was made. Palin said she has no "respect for what he did in the debt increase debate" and told him "don't just wait and sit back." Transcript below:
Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin: [I'm] getting closer to making the decision, of course, for legal reasons, for practical reasons; but still haven't made up my mind yet, Sean. But, doggone it, I want these candidates who are in there, I want them to not be sitting back. And bless his heart, I have respect for Mitt Romney, but I do not have respect for what he has done through this debt increase debate. He did this [puts finger in air]. He waited until it was a done deal that we would increase the debt ceiling and more money would be spent, more money borrowed and then spent on bigger government; and then he came out and he made a statement that ‘oh he didn’t like the deal after all.’ You know, you can’t defer an issue and assume that the problem is going to be, then, avoided. No, you defer an issue like not speaking out on how you really believe about an issue that we've just gone through as a nation and you are inviting a crisis. So Mitt Romney and other candidates, you need to get out there, you need to tell the electorate what you really feel about these issues. Don't do this [puts finger in air]. Don't just wait and sit back."
Hannity: "Is there any candidate that spoke out loudly enough?"
Palin: "Michele Bachmann cast her vote according to her principles."