McCain praises Palin…but calls her “irrelevant”
How’s this for faint praise?
Former Repubican presidential nominee John McCain talked up Sarah Palin — his 2008 vice presidential partner — on Sunday, saying she had earned an important place in the Republican party.
But he also called the former Alaska governor ”irrelevant.”
“I think that Sarah Palin … has earned herself a very big place in the Republican political scene,” McCain said on the NBC program “Meet the Press.”
“I am entertained every time I see these people attack her and attack her and attack her. She’s irrelevant, but they continue to attack her. I am so proud of her and the work that she is doing,” he said.
McCain said he had a good relationship with Palin and her husband, Todd. They saw each other recently, he said.
Perhaps he left out the “irrelevant” comment at that meeting…
Photo credit: Reuters/Mike Theiler (Palin at book-signing event in Fairfax, Virginia)