Sarah Palin joined the chorus of right-wingers slamming Karl Rove over his comments that the Republican nominee for senate in Delaware, Christine O’Donnell, has said some “nutty things” and doesn’t have a chance to win in the general election.
O’Donnell has a lot of baggage from her history as a conservative activist, and trails Democrat Chris Coons in a Senate race that Republicans thought was theirs for the taking. O’Donnell’s nomination has created deep divisions between the Republican Party and right-wing activists.
Last night, Rove bashed O’Donnell — and her chances of being elected — and insisted that she’s said a lot of “nutty things.” He was attacked by some right-wingers for those comments. O’Donnell whacked him back in a televised interview this morning. And then Rove responded to O’Donnell and his right-wing critics, daring them to ‘prove me wrong’.
Then Palin got into the mix.
Palin, who endorsed the tea party-backed O’Donnell, was asked about Rove’s comments on Fox News today: “You may have heard Karl Rove just a moment ago suggesting that Christine O’Donnell is not electable as a statewide candidate. Your thoughts?” Palin replied: “Well, bless his heart. We love our friends, they’re in the machine, the expert politicos. But my message to those who say that the GOP nominee is not electable, or that they’re not even going to try, well I say, ‘buck up!’”
“I have absolutely nothing against Karl Rove,” she continued, “or any of the guys who have much fatter resumes than I will ever have, but I just want these fellows, they need to realize that the time for primary debate is now obviously over, and it’s time for unity.”