WATCH: Sarah Palin Responds to Barack Obama Slam
In 2008, relative political newcomer Barack Obama was in a tight presidential race against Senator John McCain. Feeling they needed a shot in the arm, the McCain campaign selected a wild card running mate in Sarah Palin. The then Alaskan governor, however, did more help than good and it’s estimated that she lost McCain 2 million votes.
In an upcoming memoir, the 44th president discussed his reaction to Palin and the movements she inspired. Needless to say, he was not impressed. Palin reacted to the critiques in a recent interview with Newsmax, saying she’s “living in Obama’s head rent-free.”
In his book, due out next week, Obama writes of Palin, “Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party — xenophobia, anti intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks — were finding their way to center stage. She had no idea what the hell she was talking about.”
When asked about those comments, Palin responded, “It’s kind of pleasurable to know that I’ve been living rent-free in his head for 12 years. The movement that he still cannot accept nor understand … that movement was all about giving the voiceless a voice, empowering people who are fed up, want accountability in their government, want a smaller, smarter government, things that he just hasn’t been able to grasp.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Newsmax: