Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she doesn’t think Sarah Palin has the leadership qualities to be president, nor the “intellectual curiosity” needed to make good policy.
An e-mail sent Monday from The Associated Press to Palin’s media team wasn’t immediately returned.
Palin, a former vice presidential nominee, resigned midway through her first term as Alaska’s governor last year. She’s seen as a potential 2012 presidential contender, though Murkowski has said she wouldn’t support a Palin run.
Despite their differences, Murkowski she says she’s still Palin’s senator and will “work hard to represent her, too.”
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