On Tuesday night’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney some advice on how to handle attacks from President Obama’s re-election campaign.
The Romney campaign’s response to Obama’s criticisms on the campaign trail has, in the minds on some Republican and conservative leaders and strategists, left much to be desired – particularly with regard to questions concering the former Massachusetts governor’s personal finances. Palin, however, avoided criticizing Romney and instead turned her attention to giving him some tips.
“You know, I think Governor Romney should vigorously defend his record and the fiscal decisions that he has made as a private citizen and with his private company,” Palin said. “But we need to remember, and Romney needs to remind the public and the media, that his private bank accounts are not the problem — that is not what is causing the economic demise of this country. It is what Barack Obama believes, and then makes manifest in our economy with the failed, monumental failures that kind of replicate the socialist nations that he seems to want to emulate.”
Later Palin reminded viewers of the questions surrounding DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s personal finances, which she said makes the Obama camp’s attempts to demonize Romney hypocritical.
“But, you know, as for that accusation of Romney not being transparent enough with his private funds and where he invests his dollars,” she said, “here is Debbie Wasserman Schultz is accusing him of not revealing more of his tax records when she’s never revealed her tax records. So, you know, if this isn’t the kettle calling, the pot black, or the pot calling the kettle black, then I don’t know what is. And really, if this weren’t so insanely hypocritical, all of this would be laughable.”