Skip to comments.Romney Suggests Palin 'Beautiful,' Not Influential
Posted on 05/04/2009 1:21:03 PM PDT by pissant
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney joked about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palins place on Times list of influential people, saying, But was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people?
In an interview on CNNs State of the Union broadcast Sunday, Romney was responding to a question from the moderator as to whether Times inclusion of Palin and talk show host Rush Limbaugh on their list of The Worlds Most Influential People was a positive or negative thing for the Republican Party.
Romney added, I think there are a lot more influential Republicans than that would suggest.
After his boss caught flak for his apparent dissing of Palin, Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom spun the comment as just a self-deprecating joke as to why there werent more Republicans on the list, according to a report in Politico.
I think there are 100 influential Republicans alone who have tremendous ideas and I hope that we can all work together to accomplish what we believe is best for America, Palin said through a spokeswoman.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...
“Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney joked about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin...” - she’s not a socialist so she’s fair game for everyone to take pot shots at, including the guv...
Mitt will send his hairdresser in his stead!
If I was Romney I would say the same thing. Palin is the only person that will keep Romney from the nomination. It will be a war.
>>Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney joked about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palins place on Times list of influential people, saying, But was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people?<<
I don’t dislike Romney or Mormons - I just don’t trust him enough to vote for him.
But this is really stupid and objectionable of him.
Romney is a horse’s ass.
I sure as hell hope not. We need a conservative, not a flip flopper or a maverick
Two ladies? This wasn’t Mrs. Romney with the catty comment.
Give it a rest Mitt! No one is going to bow down to kiss your hairbrush!
Mitt Romney is a complete ASS.
All Rino’s may now leave the party!
Having seen this, methinks the article is taking some, shall we say, liberties.
I never got the impression Romney was dissing Palin on the show. I got the feeling he was off-handedly complimenting her, while trying to tie-in a little jab at Time for having so few Republicans considered “influential.”
Just my opinion. I saw it live, and never thought of it as a Palin jab. Never would have considered it such unless my only source was this article.
That’s OK. It’s more fun to see a purse fight anyway.
Neither Romney or Palin is electable in 2012 as it stands today. Let them duke it out while a real candidate emerges.
Romney is mush.
I think there are a lot more influential Republicans than that would suggest.
I have not seen the list, but I take it Willard Mitt Romney was not on it?
Electable or not, we can certainly do alot better.
Mitt, not only a has been, but a never was.
What a b*tch. Romney that is. Sheesh. I just wish he, the Huckster, Graham and McCain would go away.
My Daddy taught me to be suspicious of any man who spends more than 15 seconds combing his hair!
Oh, I’m not so sure a do-over at this point would not have just about every former McCain voter, as well as a good 25% or more now-disappointed Obama voters, going for Ms. Palin.
Hey Mitt Romney, thanks for the feedback. Go hang out with Arlen.
p.s. I'm pretty sure that Sarah does not fight with a purse.
`And this Newsmax article is only following the tone and assumption of the HuffingtonPost article that preceded it.
Listen here pretty boy Mitt Romney,
I’ll over look your slightly weird religion but I will not stand by and listen to you slight Mrs. Palin.
She is a REAL conservative Republican. Not one because of convenience.
So listen pal, ya ever want my sympathies? Hitch your wagon to Saracuda or get run the hell over.
Does Romney know he just missed his chance?
I think the word for him is “tone deaf”. It tells me he sees her as a rival, which tells me he’s on the wrong side of our little intramural squabble for the soul of the party.
Lets make the North American RINO and extinct species!
“All I am saying is give estrogen a chance.”
Romney better tread lightly. If he doesn’t like Palin, I don;t like him.
She represents ME and what I believe in.
Go empty another can of hair spray onto your helmet hairdo, Mitt.
Remember when Romney said that he had been a hunter for 'pretty much his entire life,' when the reality was that he had gone twice at a family farm as a youth? Contrast that with Palin, who is an actual hunter.
Pro-life? One talks about it (recently), while the other lives it.
Mitt is sinking himself. Even Rush was taking shots at this ridiculous 'listening tour' that Mitt and the lightweights are touting. Last summer, I had hoped that Romney actually believed what he espoused. It seems that Mitt believes in Mitt, and that's about it.
Let me get this straight... Romney, who looks like a local TV news anchor, is deriding Palin for her good looks?
Ya know, she has quite reshaped the political landscape in that little backwater we call Alaska, as well as managing to almost put John McCain over the top in his tepid Presidential campaign. I’d say that counts as influential....
Someone oughtta photoshop her with that new .50 moose gun the NRA gave her, taking out a R[h]INO.
I’m a Mormon that didn’t support Romney, but I see the Romney-haters have seized on this and come to the conclusion that it was a jab at Palin. It was not. It was a jab at Time and at the MSM for ignoring Republicans.
Hate him if you want, but hate intelligently.
Or fourth? I forget how many he has.
I bet he has all of 'em wave those hankies!
Well, it would take a preening, vainglorious coxcomb like Mitt to make a statement like that.
Mitt, you’re beautiful too babycheeks.
Now, how about refunding MA some of that salary you collected while being the most no show governor this state has ever had.
Mitt attended to his gubernatorial duties like those guys we see on TV getting caught taking naps, visiting hookers and bars on State and local municipal time.
Romney is terrified of Palin so he takes cheap shots at her, how juvenile.
DUH, he NAMED the Saracuda. Kind of hard to spin that away.
Seems to me that she’s at least as influential as he is. He sure didn’t manage to get me out to vote for McQueeg.
Well, if being a pres__ent makes you a shoo in for POTUS, Mitt already has a strong running start!
They know they would lose in a face to face competition against Sarah. I actually feel a little bad for them, lol.
Cmon now. According to Rush and Levin and the rest of the gum flappers, Mitt was the cat’s meow. Of course they only discovered that after McQueeg was closing in on the nomination. I just cracked up when they starting pimping for him.
DUH, the magazine named Palin.
By your reasoning, Mitt also thinks Rush Limbaugh is one of the Most Beautiful people.
LOL those two ladies would kick RHINO rear.
careful. Her take on GW is a disaster as is her take on Amnesty.
One. Even you can count to just one.