Sarah Palin: I was forbidden to tell the truth about Obama in 2008

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn’t mince words about President Obama and White House press secretary Jay Carney, calling the scandals plaguing the administration “phony.”

Appearing in “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren on Friday, Palin questioned which scandals the pair consider phony,  saying it isn’t a coincidence that both Obama and Carney are using the term.

“He’s trying to run out the clock,” Palin said. It’s like a stall play in a basketball game. “It’s cowardly, and nothing good is going to come from this.”

Palin said that during her 2008 vice presidential run, she was banned from talking about Obama’s relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers and the then-senator’s lack of knowledge or job experience.

“I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those ‘elitists,’ those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine, running John McCain’s campaign at the time said that the media would eat us alive if we brought up these things,” she said.

Palin held up a white piece of paper she dubbed “the redneck version of a whiteboard,” on which she had scrawled the titles of numerous Obama administration scandals – including Fast & Furious, Benghazi and IRS targeting.

“What that got us, this kind of complacency and self-censoring of a campaign where we weren’t allowed to tell the truth about who this candidate was – Barack Obama – what it got us was a list of these scandals,” Palin said.

Watch Palin’s rant via Fox News here:

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.

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