Chris Christie: Palin Should Have Left “Blood Libel” Out Of Speech

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie isn’t going to make any friends among the Palinistas:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Sarah Palin, coming into some criticism today, after using that term “blood libel”. Do you think she knew what she was getting into with that?

CHRISTIE: I don’t know. I have no idea.

But what I would say is I think that, you know, I don’t think anybody really believes that Governor Palin was trying to make someone get hurt or bring violence on, and I think she should have just said that and left it at that.

Here’s the full interview, where Christie also talks about President Obama’s speech last night:

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  1. narciso says:

    Easy for him to say, he wasn’t the one being libeled,

  2. PJ says:

    Funny, I’ve been arguing yesterday with people here that said that the ones being libeled was not only Sarah Palin, but all on the right, or the swing states map, or whatever. And now here’s another one arguing that Palin was the only one being libeled.