Palin Mixes Up the Pauls

Posted February 7, 2010 at 9:21am

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) provided a less than vigorous defense of her endorsement of Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul’s (R) campaign on Sunday, vaguely referencing his “domestic” agenda while mixing him up with his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

“I don’t agree with Ron Paul on everything,” Palin told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, saying, “His domestic policies I do agree with for the most part.”

“I’m proud to support him and others whom I can believe in,” Palin added.

Palin also called for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Attorney General Eric Holder to step down. Palin criticized Emanuel for calling liberals “retarded” and complained that Holder should be sacked because “of the way we are treating these terrorists.”

Palin also said she would consider running for president in 2012. “I would, I would if I believed that was the right thing for our country and the Palin family,” Palin said, adding that, “I think it would be absurd not to consider it. … I won’t close a door that could possibly be opened for me in the future.”

However, Palin also said she is impressed with “many of the characters, the personalities” of the GOP and argued that “we have some strong young Turks in this party,” including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Elsewhere on the Sunday talk shows, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the Obama administration’s efforts on the economy, batting down complaints by newly sworn-in Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) that the economic stimulus package has created no new jobs.

“I don’t think there’s any basis for that judgment,” Geithner said on ABC’s “This Week,” arguing that “the economy is now growing again. We’re seeing some encouraging signs of healing.”