Sarah Palin was disappointed by the bickering at last night's debate, and said Newt Gingrich got the gold star.
"Tonight, Newt Gingrich again, I think, did the best, because he seems to be above a lot of the bickering that goes on.
.... Everybody could learn from Newt Gingrich and the way his calm, cool, collected manner. He's kind of seen it all before in this political game, if you will
Later, she said that Newt's formidable debate skills would serve him well in a general election.
"Newt Gingrich would -- he would clobber Barack Obama in any debate, any forum that had to do with substance when it comes to policy and solutions for the challenges that America faces. Newt Gingrich would clobber Barack Obama."
After Palin opted out of a 2012 run, Gingrich notably pined for her endorsement.