On Saturday night’s “Justice with Jeanine” on the Fox News Channel, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin once again stopped just short of giving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich her outright endorsement for the Republican nomination.
Palin explained that despite criticisms of Gingrich’s long career in Washington, D.C., she doesn’t consider him part of the establishment because that same “establishment” is trying to hard to keep him from becoming the nominee.
“How can he say he’s not part of the establishment?” Palin said. “Well, look at the players in the establishment who are fighting so hard against him. They want to crucify him because he has tapped into that average, everyday American tea party grassroots movement that has said ‘enough is enough’ of the establishment that tries to run the show and tweak rules and laws and regulations for their own good and not for our nation’s own good.”
“Well, when both party machines and many in the media are trying to crucify Newt Gingrich for bucking the tide and bucking the establishment that tells you something.”
Based on that, Palin told viewers to “rage against the machine” and to “vote for Newt.”
“And I say, you know, you’ve got to rage against the machine at this point in order to defend our republic and save what is good and secure and prosperous about our nation,” Palin continued. “We need somebody who is engaged in sudden and relentless reform and is not afraid to shake up the establishment. So, if for no other reason, rage against the machine, vote for Newt, annoy a liberal, vote Newt, keep this vetting process going, keep the debate going.”