Former Republican governor of Alaska and late Sen. John McCain’s running mate in 2008, Sarah Palin said she’s been living “rent free” in President Obama head after he said she brought “dark spirits” from the fringes of the Republican party into the mainstream.
In his upcoming memoir, ‘A Promised Land‘ President Obama wrote: “Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican party– xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward black and brown folks–were finding their way to center stage,” according to a copy which was obtained by CNN.
President Obama also said that he believes if Sen. McCain was given a chance to do it all over again, “he might have chosen differently.”
In an interview with NewsMax TV Palin responded to President Obama crediting her with ushering in the new “anti-intellectual’ wing of the Republican party.
“It’s kind of pleasurable to know that I’ve been living rent-free in his head for 12 years,” Palin said. “The movement that he still cannot accept nor understand, that movement was all about giving the voiceless a voice, empowering people who are fed up, want accountability in their government, want a smaller, smarter government, things that he just hasn’t been able to grasp. And all these gears later it’s like ‘get over it'”.
Watch the video on NewsMax (Right wing site)
President Obama’s memoir is due to be released on November 17. Pre-order here.