WASHINGTON (CNN) – Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said she won't apologize to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for her crack at last weekend's Gridiron Dinner that the former Republican vice presidential candidate "really set back the cause of hot governors."
At the exclusive Washington dinner on Saturday, which was packed with top elected officials, Granholm also used the quip to needle Pennsylvania's governor. "You know where I'm coming from, Ed Rendell," she said.
A Michigan reporter asked Granholm if she planned to apologize to Palin, according to a Tuesday report in the Detroit News.
"No," Granholm said. "It was all in good fun."
Despite positive reviews for her comedy routine, Granholm said the she was a bit out of her element in the role.
"I'm not a stand-up. It was a bit of a stretch for me," she said.
Granholm played the role of Palin in Joe Biden's vice presidential debate prep sessions last year.
Are there any news channels available? I work with people quoting opinions aired on cable news programs. Who cares if one politican apologizes to another politican. I am worry about my 401K and gainful employment.
Wow....must be the Republican's day for whining. I am amazed, AMAZED how any of you crybaby Repubs actually believe Palin is even worth talking about. Are you serious here, or just have nothing else to whine about. Get used to Mr. Obama or go live somewhere else. You just can't stand the fact that the majority of Americans are sick to death of you Republicans and your narrow-minded view of things. Your way or no way, right? Bush is back in his ****kickin' Texas where he belongs. Give it a rest! And throw Rumsfeld and Cheney in jail where THEY belong.
That is what the gridiron gathering is about – ham it up! No need for an apology.
bahahhahahhahahahhaha this MI Governor thinks she's hot?!?! – or wait is that the joke? Sarah Palin is a much better leader then Jennifer- her state is a ghetto thanks to her. Sarah Palin has done so much for her state and God willing will be able to get us out of this casket that Obama is burying our country in.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in 2012!
How utterly ridiculous! That reporter DECIDED she was going to have a headline. She would get one no matter what Granholm's repsonse was. Granholm could have:
2. Refused to apologize
3. Answered "no comment"
4. Called the reporter out in the exact way I'm doing now.
No matter what, she gets a headline.
I hope whoever pays that woman's paycheck realizes just how empty her reporting is. There was a time when journalism meant something.
You did good Gov. Jennifer Granholm, we back you all the way. This "political correctness" thing has gone too far! And why should we be sensitive to Sarah “Airhead Attitude” Palin, when she still has not apologized for inciting violent rallies against President Obama during the campaign?
Sarah Palin is a ambitious woman lacking in all understanding. Good luck for those who think she could do anything but live in Alaska and eat moose stew. She will never get my vote –
Linda....Alaska does not even make the top five for unemployment, check your facts.
You don't apoligize for "jokes" but, you DO apoligize for inciting hate....(which is what Palin did.)
I think Granholm would do well to keep her mouth shut when it comes to criticizing Palin, or any other governor. She has been a disaster for Michigan. Incidentally, how IS Michigan doing compared to Alaska and other states? See what I mean?
James Blair @ 5:47: I just bet you are looking forward to Obama's second inauguration in just 46 months.