Last night in a speech at an anti-abortion event in Jacksonville, Sarah Palin came out swinging at Charlie Crist and his views on abortion:
The former Alaska governor and Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s running mate in 2008 also drew boos and laughter when she talked about Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the Republican Party and is now running for Senate as an independent.
“Unfortunately your Republican governor,” Palin began before pausing. “I don’t know if he wants to be one or is a Republican anymore.”
After the crowd booed, she continued.
“Your governor, he decided to veto this pro-life bill,” she said before drawing laughs by sarcastically pointing out that Crist still calls himself pro-life. “He forgot that when to comes protecting the sanctity of life actions speak louder than words.”
Crist didn’t immediately return a message left on his cell phone seeking comment.
It’s not too surprising he hasn’t commented. After all, back when Crist was an “official” Republican, and was passed over as a VP pick by John McCain, he had great things to say about Palin:
I think she’d do a great job. I mean, realize that, you know, she really is the only executive that’s running — the only one who has been the head of the government in Alaska. She’s held executive positions as a mayor, executive position as a governor. Made those kinds of decisions. I think she’s ready.
But, just like John McCain and the GOP back then, Crist was desperate enough to take a chance with an idiot like Sarah Palin in the Oval Office.
Well, Charlie Crist, the GOP, and Marco Rubio are all in pretty desperate places right now. Here’s what desperation will do to your judgement, and it’s pretty scary: