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Sarah Palin, a political accident who failed as governor of Alaska, self-destructed as a Republican vice presidential candidate and hasn’t held a steady job in months is now passing herself off as an expert on who should or should not be the Republican presidential candidate in 2016.
Appearing on Monday on the Today Show — which apparently had a shortage of available fact-based guests on the Veterans Day holiday — Palin shied away from saying anything substantive about New Jersey GOP Governor Chris Christie — who dominated his re-election campaign last week with a 62 percent victory in a Democratic leaning state.
“I would never put my faith and hope in any one politician,” Palin pontificated before returning, as usual, to her standard mantra of promoting the current tea party candidate of choice — in this case Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Still, she complained, there is “no Ronald Reagan on the scene today.”
When asked if the tea party or Republicans have an alternative for the Obamacare they find so repugnant, Palin played true to her party platitudes and said nothing specific, choosing instead to mutter about more free market approach and more tort reform.
Political prognosticators say Palin is “lukewarm” on Christie. Those who want to see the Republican Party go in a more realistic and reasonable direction in the future say it is better if opposes Christie outright since neither she nor the tea party she genuflects is considered important for an increasing number of Republicans nowadays.
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