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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.
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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:

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…[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.”