Ever since Sen. Kamala Harris was selected as former Vice President Joe Biden‘s running mate on the Democratic ticket for the presidency of the United States, former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has used Harris’s selection to keep herself in the news.
Earlier this week, while making an appearance on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, Palin stated that she “would not have prostituted myself in terms of changing any of my positions in order to garner better press,” according to The Daily Beast.
That statement has led to some publications making it seem like she was disrespecting Harris. But Palin actually congratulated Harris last week and even gave her some advice after the news was revealed. Right after Biden’s announcement, Palin took to her Instagram account and said, “Congrats to the democrat VP pick. Climb upon Geraldine Ferraro’s and my shoulders, and from the most amazing view in your life consider lessons we learned.”
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Congrats to the democrat VP pick Climb upon Geraldine Ferraro’s and my shoulders, and from the most amazing view in your life consider lessons we learned: 1) out of the chute trust no one new; 2) fight mightily to keep your own team with you – they know you, know your voice, and most importantly are trustworthy; 3) don’t get muzzled – connect with media and voters in your own unique way. Some yahoos running campaigns will suffocate you with their own self-centered agenda so remember YOU were chosen for who YOU are. So stay connected with America as you smile and ignore deceptive “handlers” trying to change you; 4) some fun terms you may learn: “OTR” – an orchestrated campaign stop that’s meant to look un-orchestrated where you “normalize” in front of voters. (I’d remembered not packing my running shoes, they turned it into a whole campaign stop with media detailing my every move trying on shoes.) OTR’s get bizarre (try eating in front of vultures looking for the “gotcha” shot!) but my team made OTR’s the second most fun thing! “Ropeline”: thee MOST fun thing! Every single handshake and holler and hug and smile melted my heart, energized my soul, and gave me the utmost hope in the greatest country on earth! The ropeline is often the only way to literally touch those whom you wish to serve, so be sincere in looking in their eyes, understanding why they’re there, never forgetting they represent the innumerable Americans putting their trust in you to serve for the right reasons. It’s who and what they represent that is all that matters! 5) don’t forget the women who came before you; 6) have fun! This IS the greatest country in the world and hopefully you’ll be blessed beyond belief, like I was, with meeting new people from all walks of life and see just how great it is! more to come… including one of the funniest things in my life, right before my debate with Sen. Joe Biden… stay tuned! – Sarah Palin
The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate appeared with Carlson on his Fox News program as she stated that she feels the media showcases the Democratic Party in a better light than the Republican Party.
Carlson posed this question to Palin, “Looking back, is there anything you could have done to get the kind of coverage that Kamala Harris is getting now? Like you care about equality deep within your soul, that you’re a rockstar, a celebrity, you’re the Dalai Lama reincarnated. Could you have done anything to get that kind of coverage?”
“I would not have prostituted myself in terms of changing any of my positions in order to garner better press,” Palin replied. “I would’ve gotten a lot better coverage had I compromised my convictions—had I decided that I was going to go with the flow in order to get that … liberal coverage that would have been so much better.”