Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 running made and vice presidential nominee of the late Sen. John McCain, tore a strip off of Sen. Kamala Harris.
In an interview on the Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Plain accused the California senator of prostituting herself for the vice presidential nomination.
“Looking back, is there anything you could have done to get the kind of coverage that Kamala Harris is getting now?” host Tucker Carlson asked Palin.
“Like you care about equality deep within your soul, that you’re a rockstar, a celebrity, you’re the Dalai Lama reincarnated. Could you have done anything to get that kind of coverage?” she said.
“I would not have prostituted myself in terms of changing any of my positions in order to garner better press.” She said.
Palin insisted that she would have “gotten a lot better coverage” if she “compromised my convictions,” the way she implied Harris did.
“Remember, these Democrat candidates, they are treated as delicate pieces of china whereas someone like me, and other kind of hardcore common constitutional conservatives, we’re more like the bull in the china shop,” Palin said.
And she is correct.
Imagine if President Donald Trump would not take questions from the press and campaigned from his basement the way Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has.
The media would have a field day mocking him, calling him unfit and chastising him for avoiding them the way they are not doing to Biden.
“I think that those who are just really, really close philosophically, even with politicians and those in the media, the media is going to treat them with some kid gloves.” She said.
Palin said that media does the “complete opposite treatment when it comes to the different philosophies.”
“I would’ve gotten a lot better coverage had I compromised my convictions, had I decided that I was going to go with the flow in order to get that … liberal coverage that would have been so much better,” she said.
“Congrats to the democrat VP pick. Climb upon Geraldine Ferraro’s and my shoulders, and from the most amazing view in your life consider lessons we learned,” she said. “Trust no one new.”
She also told Harris to “fight mightily to keep your own team with you” and “don’t get muzzled.”
“Some yahoos running campaigns will suffocate you with their own self-centered agenda so remember YOU were chosen for who YOU are,” Palin said.
“So stay connected with America as you smile and ignore deceptive ‘handlers’ trying to change you,” she said.