Thursday, October 6, 2011

Palin takes shot at Christie

Sarah Palin says that the drama surrounding Chris Christie's press conference wasn't for her, when it came down to deciding how she'd make her announcement.

"I wanted to, you know, just kind of put the marker down and say, No, I'm not running, not have a big press conference about it, not make a big darn deal about it because this isn't about me. And it's not about Chris Christie.

This isn't about one potential candidate or candidates who is going to jump in there."

Couple things here.

1. She and Christie have been sporadically feuding since before he was elected. In fact, I have an archive documenting their shots at each other. I'm not sure when the feud began, but we do know that Christie, rather publicly, told her not to campaign for him during his gubernatorial run.

And lest you think I'm trying to see something where nothing is, here are a few examples.

In March, Palin appeared on the Fox Business Network, and while responding to a question about Christie, said:

"He has no choice but to cut budgets, because he’s broke, his state is broke.”

Then she claimed that real courage came when you cut budgets during a surplus.

“And, by the way, that’s what I did here [in Alaska].”

But on the scorecard I've been keeping, Christie has hit her more than she's hit him.

In February, he said she needed to go unscripted and wouldn't vouch for her readiness to be president, saying "I'll make my vote in the voting booth, privately."

And he again dismissed her when Jimmy Fallon asked if she were up to becoming president, rolling his eyes and saying "it's a crazy world".

But perhaps his most irritating knock on her was when he scolded her for using the term "blood libel" in response to the Arizona shootings.

So, yeah, that should be plenty to get on Palin's bad side.

2. Here's the other notable thing from Palin's comment about Christie last night. She's accusing him of being a drama queen?

"I'm not running, not have a big press conference about it, not make a big darn deal about it because this isn't about me."

That's like Sherlock Holmes hitting Google Earth for being too nosy.