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Lieberman: Sarah Palin Can’t Be Underestimated

By Jim Meyers   |   Monday, 12 Apr 2010 07:07 PM

Sen. Joe Lieberman tells Newsmax that anyone who underestimates former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a political force “does so at some peril.”

In an interview with Newsmax chief Washington correspondent Ronald Kessler, Lieberman was asked about the success of Palin in galvanizing a following.

“I got to know her a little bit during the 2008 campaign when I was campaigning for John McCain. She’s a very warm and likable person,” Lieberman says.

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“I think Sarah Palin for a lot of people has become a spokesperson. People worried that government has forgotten them, has grown too big, that the deficit is growing too large, and in some sense that we’re not being as strong as we should be in the world — Governor Palin has spoken to those concerns as much as anyone.

“I do disagree with her on some of the specifics that she has said, but I think anybody who underestimates Sarah Palin as a political force in America does so at some peril, because she is speaking for a lot of people out there.

“I don’t know what her future is, but I’m just saying everybody should listen.”

Editor's Note: See "Lieberman: U.S. Should Attack Iran's Nuclear Program if All Else Fails"

Editor's Note: See: "Lieberman: Likely Running in 2012 as an Independent."

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