Krauthammer: Palin Endorsement Of O’Donnell Is “Destructive”

Charles Krauthammer didn’t have very kind words for Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Christine O’Donell in Delaware:

Krauthammer: The Palin endorsement, I think, is disruptive and capricious. Bill Buckley had a rule that he always supported the most conservative candidate who was electable, otherwise the vote is simply self-indulgence.

Beir: Now Jim DeMint, from South Carolina, also endorsed Christine O’Donnell.

Krauthammer: equally capricious and irresponsible. I’m not sexist on this. It’s a big mistake. …

The wounds from this Delaware fight are going to be tough to heal, I think.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. narciso says:

    Just like he said about the Tea Party creating a baclash and when he told her to’ leave the room’ during the death panel discussion,

  2. Smooth Jazz says:

    Yeah, Just like all the “wounds” from all the intra Dem blowups – ie Jerry Brown trashing Clinton Re: Monica Lewinsky, House & Dems going against Dem leaders regarding “tax cuts” for the rich, etc etc etc. You act like this disagreement in Delaware is any different from all the blowups in the Dem party we have been seeing as if you are an objective source.