‘I was mostly shocked that the [McCain] campaign itself didn’t defend against a lot of the lies that were being spewed…’
(Newsweek) Former Alaska governor and onetime vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin said that she would seek higher office again “in a heartbeat.”
Palin told Fox News Sunday that she would run again when speaking about the 2008 presidential election in which she shared the ticket with Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
“Oh yes, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I will push back harder on some of those who were trying to mold me into something that I was not during the campaign. I would’ve pushed back and gotten more truth out there, but heck yeah,” said Palin.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 9, 2018
During the interview with Fox News’ Mark Levin, Palin complained that she felt McCain’s aides had tried to shape her personality and didn’t push back against certain media narratives.
“I was surprised because in Alaska, as I mentioned, my ratings were very high, things were going well in the court of public opinion, so I was mostly shocked that the campaign itself didn’t defend against a lot of the lies that were being spewed during the campaign,” said Palin. “And then when that narrative was created, they created a character of Sarah Palin and the Palin family.”
Palin also blasted critics of stricter immigration policies in the interview on Life, Liberty & Levin.
“It comes back to either supporting the rule of law, our legal immigration system, or supporting and incentivizing illegal immigration with no expectation of assimilation of the people into our culture or anything else. It’s really wack,” said Palin.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 8, 2018
The former politician is no stranger to the current administration; she spoke at a Republican fundraiser at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, last month.
The event at Trump’s private resort also featured his son Donald Trump Jr.
Last year, Palin and musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock were invited to the White House by the president for a private dinner.
In Palin’s honor, flaming baked Alaska was served, according to The New York Times.
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