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Sarah Palin Remains in the Political Scrum

By    |   Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:22 AM

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is undecided about a future campaign, but made clear she will remain active in politics, if only to "bug the crap" out of her critics.

"Bless their hearts, those haters out there, they don’t understand that it invigorates me. It wants me to get out there and defend the innocent," Palin told Fox Business when asked whether criticism would dissuade her from being politically active.

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"[T]he more they’re pouring on, the more I’m going to bug the crap out of them by being out there with a voice, with a message, hopefully running for office in the future, too," said Palin on Fox Business' "Varney & Company."

She also told host Stuart Varney that she handles the criticism by keeping in mind that "other people have it a heck of a lot worse than the Palin family does," including those serving in the military or who might have just lost a job.

And she did not hold back in criticizing her political foes.

"[Liberals] want to destroy personally those who they disagree with. They are very, very intolerant of those who maybe hold opposing views to their failed liberal views," she said.

"They want to crush us," she added.

Palin has remained an active during the 2014 midterm elections. In Alaska, Palin offered her endorsement on Facebook of the Independent candidate Bill Walker, who is running on a "unity ticket" with Democrat Byron Mallott, snubbing incumbent Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.

Parnell succeeded Palin when she resigned from office in 2009, and he was elected to a full-term in 2010, beating Walker in the GOP gubernatorial primary.

Palin also remains a feature of Democratic campaigns, including the Maryland congressional contest between Democratic Rep. John Delaney and Republican Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent. Delaney has invoked Palin's endorsement of Bongino in recent ads in an attempt to the Republican as out of the mainstream, notes the Baltimore Sun.

Palin also weighed in on the current crop of Republican leaders, saying "they need more guts, they need to be empowered" and need to "have the confidence that the American people understand that the planks of the Republican platform happen to be strong planks upon which the country" can grow instead of being scared of what the media will say.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate singled out Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah as examples of politicians who "exercise the leadership we need."

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:22 AM
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