Sarah Palin praises Bachmann’s ‘no’ vote on debt ceiling

Sarah Palin, who likes to stay in the public eye even if she’s not exactly rushing into the Republican presidential nomination race, spoke nicely of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s vote against the debt ceiling compromise this week.

ABC News reports that Palin was asked on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Tuesday night if any of the presidential contenders met her approval on the debt debate. Only Bachmann, she said:

“She spoke out and she cast her vote according to her principles, she stood true.”

And Palin lashed out against Vice President Joe Biden and Mitt Romney:

…[S]he condemned [Biden] for allegedly saying that conservative tea party lawmakers “acted like terrorists” during the debt-ceiling negotiations.

“I’m gonna stick up for people who at this point are being called terrorists and being accused of waging jihad against our own country,” she said. “Enough is enough and I’m not going to sit here and take it anymore.”

She also chastised Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney for not voicing his stance on the debt-ceiling debate sooner. 

“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,” she said. “He did this, he waited until it was a done deal that we would increase the debt ceiling and more money would be spent, more money would be borrowed and spent on bigger government, and then he came out and made a statement that he didn’t like the deal after all. You can’t defer an issue and assume that the problem is then going to be avoided.”

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Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by Jackson Cage on 08/03/2011 - 02:57 pm.

    That large gasp you hear is Biden exhaling. He was holding his breath waiting to hear whether he met with Palin’s approval.

  2. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 08/03/2011 - 06:13 pm.

    More proof neither one knows what they are talking about. Both willing to further degrade America through their ignorance. Both need the spotlight no matter the cost. Sarah has already been pushed aside by the public and Michele will be right behind Sarah. They have both exceeded their entertainment value which was close to zero to begin with. Neither one is fit for public office.

  3. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 08/04/2011 - 07:57 am.

    Yeah, they’re the ones who are “ignorant” because they oppose the unbridled spending of money we don’t have, raising the nation’s debt beyond the outrageous $14.5 trillion. That’s what passes for democrat intellect.

  4. Submitted by C.S. Senne on 08/05/2011 - 12:57 pm.

    Is Grandma Palin still on the vacation bus or simply shouting into the wind from one of the few street corners in Wasilla?

  5. Submitted by Jerilyn Jackson on 08/05/2011 - 01:39 pm.

    Hmmm…. who should we listen to? Two people who have demonstrated time and again that ideology trumps the good of the country? Or the scores of economists, both conservative and liberal, who expressed certainty that not raising the debt ceiling would have dire consequences for our already weak economy?

  6. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 08/05/2011 - 02:34 pm.

    Actually, Dennis, both of the ladies have supported the building of ‘bridges to nowhere’.

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