(CNN) - Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, had little to say to her 2012 counterpart in a statement released nearly twelve hours after Mitt Romney made his running mate announcement.
"Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate," Palin wrote in a statement, which mentioned Romney's name only four times and Ryan's name only three out of over 1,100 words. The statement was posted on her Facebook page.
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By the second sentence - and for the next 13 paragraphs - she focused her attention on President Barack Obama.
"Barack Obama's record is one of dismal failure, which is why he isn't talking about it," she wrote in the statement, which was posted Saturday evening. "He would rather spend his time demonizing his opponents."
To the current candidate's credit, she continued, "The simple fact remains that Mitt Romney is not responsible for the dire state of our economy or the corruption and incompetence of the current administration."
In a negative way, she said "Obama's vision for America will make the rest of the country look like California, minus the beautiful scenery and warm weather," citing the state's spending on a stalled train project, environmental policies, unemployment, taxes, and "endless budget shortfalls."
Palin has endorsed candidates in races for the U.S. Senate, but has not formerly endorsed Romney. She said she voted for former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in the Alaska primary, and encouraged voters in early primary states to support him.
"Please continue to focus on the presidential race and on helping Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, but it's also imperative that we get involved in the nation's important House and Senate races," she wrote. "These candidates need our help to ensure that our next president has a responsible and ethical Congress that actually gets things done for America. Now on to November!"
Palin recently made headlines after former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview that McCain's selection of Palin was a "mistake" for 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain - a notion on which she strenuously pushed back.
– CNN's Gregory Wallace and Peter Hamby contributed to this report.
Cause there is not much to say about them. Sarah you lost, go get a waitress job. When you cannot say anything positive about your party, ATTACK.
Who is this "Sarah Palin" and whu should I or anyone else care about her opinion? Isn't she an unemployed woman, sponging off of the lecture circuit and Fox News
Who cares what this twit thinks
CNN's trying to make the narrative "Palin, darling of the Tea Party movement, is lukewarm on Ryan as VP choice". They think voters will stay away by saying "Palin doesn't like him, so neither should you".
And Palin's opinion on this matters...why, again?
Coz I is relevent
She is one of the big reasons the Repuglicans lost the last time around!
melvin polatnick, shows how rotten and putrid you are, typical repugnant.....PHEW
it is so great that the gop is populated by folks who support this psycho-bimbo, allowing her a platform to express her opinions in that chalkboard screech she calls a voice. you go girl!
it is so great that the gop is populated by folks who support this psycho-bimb, allowing her a platform to express her opinions in that chalkboard screech she calls a voice. you go girl!
it is so great that the gop is populated by folks who support this bimbette, allowing her a platform to express her opinions in that chalkboard screech she calls a voice. you go girl!
A comment from a loser and a quitter.
This is a clear sign that Sarah Palin is planning on taking the nomination away from Romney and Ryan with her female running mate at the RNC.
Becoming more irrelevant by the day. Her 15 minutes is up. She's doomed to life as a FOX News pundit until her looks fail her and she'll br relegated to a historical running joke.
LOVE the delusional Liberals comments of corrosive envy projecting their insecurities....
Governor Palin is "more accomplished' than you
Governor Palin is "more American" than you
Governor Palin is "more influential" than you
Governor Palin is "why you are here"
Until we read an article about "you" .....just shut your sniveling liberal socialist democrat mouths SHUT!
YOU BETCHA !
Sarah (and CNN) we don't care what you think, your 15 minutes of fame were over long ago, you're irrelevant.
Who cares about her opinion or for that matter what she has to say.
"These candidates need our help to ensure that our next president has a responsible and ethical Congress that actually gets things done for America. Now on to November!"
I certainly agree, with the Wasilla Wonder Bra, President Obama needs our help to replace the current "irresponsible" and "unethical" Congress, especially the House.
A) Poor Sarah Palin, still trying to pretend that she's relevant.
B) Button your blouse, floozie.
Don't tell me, Sarah, this guy isn't conservative enough for you? Or didn't Mitt consult with you? You're lukewarm reception to the choice could be a good thing for Mitt.
It's more person than that – Paul will be the new GOP darling and she is getting much less attention.
Palin, go away!
Who is this woman? For sure a SORE looser.
Why do the news media keep asking the EX Governor from Alaska of her opinions on politics? She is ignorant, couldn't handle her job in Alaska and nobody cares what she says. Get somebody to interview that knows something!
Don't the Republican backers here realize that NOT ONE of the big names in the party has endorsed this ticket? Not Gingrich, Santorum, Bush, Christie, Rubio, Portman, Huntsman, Pawlenty, Bachmann, Ron Paul, Perry, NONE OF THEM.
Doesn't this tell you anything????