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Palin, defending Gingrich, goes after Christie

She says Gov. Christie's statement on "Meet The Press" yesterday that Gingrich is an "embarrassment" to the Republican party was a "rookie mistake." (For the record, Palin was governor for a few more months longer than Christie when she resigned.)

Palin, defending Gingrich, goes after Christie

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacts as she walks on stage before speaking to Tea Party members during the Restoring America event, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacts as she walks on stage before speaking to Tea Party members during the Restoring America event, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) AP

Now this could get quite entertaining.

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor/vice presdiential candidate/reality star, defends Newt Gingrich in a 10 p.m. interview tonight on Fox Business Network by going after Gov. Christie.

She calls Christie's statement on "Meet The Press" yesterday that Gingrich is an "embarrassment" to the Republican party a "rookie mistake." (For the record, Palin was governor for a few months longer than Christie has been in office -- then she resigned.) 

“Sometimes if your candidate loses in just one state along this path…you kind of get your panties in a wad and you may say things that you regret later and I think that that’s what Chris Christie did,” Palin said, according to a transcript released ahead of time by the network.

Known for unfavorable interviews that polls show helped to tank the 2008 candidacy of her running mate, John McCain, Palin said Christie showed an inability to deal with the media, and a "lack of self-discipline." 

Palin also revitalized a story from last spring, when Christie took a helicopter to his son's baseball game. “Some people may say, 'Well, that sort of embarrassed your party, Chris,'" she said.

Christie's office had no comment, but he has a press conference scheduled for tomorrow. Don't touch that dial.

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