Palin says Christie isn't 'rogue'
August 12th, 2013
04:06 PM ET
10 years ago

Palin says Christie isn't 'rogue'

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(CNN) - While some in the GOP have been hesitant to choose sides in the recent rift between Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Chris Christie, Sarah Palin says she knows exactly where she stands.

"I'm on Team Rand," she said this weekend.

In an interview with Fox News, the former Alaska governor praised the Republican senator from Kentucky for his "healthy libertarian streak" and added his point of view should be taken up more broadly among politicians.

Christie and Paul took part in a high-profile spat in the media last month over their disagreements regarding government surveillance programs and federal relief aid for Superstorm Sandy victims. The back-and-forth between the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates essentially came to an end when Christie brushed off an invitation by Paul to sit down and have a beer, saying his re-election bid kept him on a busy schedule.

Palin, who's not known to be the best of friends with Christie, had some choice words for the New Jersey governor on Saturday. As a former governor herself who dubbed her approach as "rogue," she argued Christie doesn't pass the same test.

"Some people look at him as, 'Oh man he's the governor who goes rogue'," she said. "No."

She added that his confrontational reputation amounts to nothing more than a "shtick" set up by his office. Christie is a "go-along-to-get-along" type of politician who favors more government, she also said.

The governor's office declined to comment on Palin's remarks.

Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Rand Paul • Sarah Palin
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. lew todd

    Well, at least Ms. Moron didn't call him a Maverick!!!

    August 12, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  2. don

    Well at least he's not a quitter like Ms. Wannabee was and is.

    August 12, 2013 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
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