Palin not so sure Christie's telling the truth
February 13th, 2014
09:56 AM ET
9 years ago

Palin not so sure Christie's telling the truth

(CNN) - Sarah Palin has her doubts about Chris Christie.

The former Alaska governor, who resigned during her first term, suggested the New Jersey Republican should have been aware of the scandal that's now roiling his administration.

"It's hard to be the CEO of an organization and not know what the closest people to you are up to," she said this week in an interview with Inside Edition. "It's tough not to know. I know when I was mayor and manager of this city and then governor of the state, certainly you know what your top aides are up to."

"I just hope that truth is being told right now," she added.

Christie's office declined to comment on herĀ  remarks.

Palin and Christie haven't been the best of friends. In the past year, she's referred to his weight as "extreme" and argued he wasn't "rogue." She said his confrontational reputation amounts to nothing more than a "schtick" set up by his office and he's a "go-along-to-get-along" type of politician who favors more government.

Christie denies having any involvement or knowledge of the decision to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge–the nation's busiest–last year. The lane closures and resulting traffic gridlock turned the city of Fort Lee into a parking lot for days.

The governor fired some of his top aides after emails surfaced that suggested they had orchestrated the traffic jam as a political vendetta against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee after he didn't endorse Christie's re-election bid.

Christie's office is now under investigation by a state legislative committee with subpoena power and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey.

While Palin isn't so sure about Christie, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin came to the New Jersey Republican's defense, saying Christie should keep his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

Walker said he spoke to Christie the same day of his epic two-hour press conference last month.

"He told me the same thing in private that he did to the press in New Jersey, and I have every reason to believe that the information he said is consistent with the truth, and so I still support him in his role as governor and his role in the RGA," he told CNN affiliate WISN.

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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. sierraseven

    "When I was mayor and manager of this city ..."
    Wait, what? Mrs. Palin was mayor, but John Cramer was hired as city manager (or administrator) soon after she took office – the first such position, created by her; Wasilla had never had – nor needed – a city manager before, but Mrs. Palin was so inexperienced at the day-to-day work of city management that she had to hire Cramer.

    February 13, 2014 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  2. Silence DoGood

    @The Real Tom Paine
    -Fair is Fair

    Look, Sarah. I appreciate your conservative values. I don't appreciate your fringe appeal. Want to help the GOP in 2014 / 2016? Bring your fringe more into the mainstream. Otherwise, you're a part of the problem.
    Fair, you are asking someone with arguably the least inhibited mouth of any political figure in the country to discipline herself for the good of the country: the only problem is she confuses what is good for her bank account with what is good for the nation. Don't hold your breath. That fringe is what keeps her in the public eye, and they will keep her there, as long as they deem her relevant, and they will keep the money flowing to her.
    Case in point: I remember McCain as a presidential hopeful chiding a member of a rally audience when they shouted a derogatory sexist thing about Ms.Clinton as a woman. He defused it and separated himself from that behavior. Huzzah, sir!
    Compare to Palin: At a Tea Party rally there were monkeys being held up to mock African Americans, along with shouting and racist signs. Her silence spoke volumes about her beliefs and her supporters.

    February 13, 2014 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  3. luc

    Palin should get in her canoe and paddle to Russia she can see it from her porch. Got to love the GOP OMG. Christie probably the most sane person we have seen come along in the GOP in a long time is getting bashed from his own party. They couldn't even understand that he was there best chance to win over Hilary to gain the WH that is how crazy these people are. Dems and the rest of the country don't have to do anything to the GOP just let them beat themselves up. This is better than SNL

    February 13, 2014 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  4. wendel

    palin is not sure what day of the week it is. one more clown in the repo circus. go away far far away.

    February 13, 2014 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  5. Dennis Freeman

    Sarah, Keeper of the Truth, Palin – what a joke!

    February 13, 2014 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. Thomas

    @Rick McDaniel
    We need to stop speculating, and allow those who are investigating, to find some real evidence. So far, none has been presented.


    Bridge closed for political reasons , people fired , Sandy funds given only on conditions for favors to Governors friends in Hoboken .

    The Governor KNOWS NOTHING ?

    Rick your not buying a popsicle stand on the North pole are you ?

    February 13, 2014 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  7. Silence DoGood

    @The Real Tom Paine
    -Rick McDaniel

    We need to stop speculating, and allow those who are investigating, to find some real evidence. So far, none has been presented.
    We're talking about Christie, not Benghazi. By the way, are you ready to fire on Fort Sumter?
    That is funny. With Christie conservatives are like "ahem, process of law, credible evidence, let's be calm, stick to facts, um, ahem". With Benghazi, it is "forget facts, get the touches".

    February 13, 2014 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  8. rs

    Given Mr. Paul's lawsuit against Justice and the President over the NSA- and the revelations: that Mr. Cuccinelli is Rand Paul's lawyer, and that Mr. Cuccinelli cribbed his lawsuit from another lawyer, I think that Mr. C and Mr. Paul are certainly well within Ms. Palin's League of Immoral Righties squad. They probably don't like Mr. Christie either....

    February 13, 2014 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  9. Pam from Iowa

    ...from one crooked governor to another.......

    February 13, 2014 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  10. John

    Palin doesn't think Christie is telling the truth? I am not sure she tells the truth. One politician calling out another for lying is like one hooker calling another a whore!

    February 13, 2014 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  11. g

    palin,s not sure where the sun goes at night either

    February 13, 2014 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  12. rs

    @Rick McDaniel
    We need to stop speculating, and allow those who are investigating, to find some real evidence. So far, none has been presented.
    Permit me to remind you of that the next time you go off on Benghazi, or some other made-up controversy.

    February 13, 2014 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
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