Former Bush aide slams Sarah Palin as not ‘competent enough’ for Fox News

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While participating in a panel discussion Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” President George W. Bush’s former chief strategist Matthew Dowd continued the senseless attacks on former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin by political elitists on the right .

Dowd was critiquing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for not inviting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), while welcoming Palin, who he said “wasn’t competent enough to keep a Fox News contract,” according to The Raw Story.

“CPAC, to me, has totally diminished its credibility as an organization,” Dowd said. “And you invite Sarah Palin, who wasn’t competent enough to keep a Fox News contract? But she’s invited to CPAC meeting?”

Palin has been critical of the Bush family in the past. In an appearance on the Laura Ingraham radio show in November 2010, Palin referred to George H.W. and Barbara Bush as “blue bloods” who were trying to “pick and choose” the 2012 Republican presidential nominee for president.

In response to Ingraham’s assertion that the Bushes were trying to “kneecap” the former Alaska governor’s potential presidential run, Palin said:

“I don’t want to sort of concede that we have to get used to this kind of thing, because I don’t think the majority of Americans want to put up with the blue-bloods — and I say it with all due respect, because I love the Bushes — but the blue bloods who want to pick and chose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners.”

Palin was snubbed by Mitt Romney and the Republican Party during the 2012 presidential race, which some pundits say explains the lack of enthusiasm that resulted in Romney getting over 2 million fewer votes than John McCain got in 2008.

Nonetheless, establishment Republicans continue to attack Palin for no apparent reason.

Tom Tillison


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