Palin complains Democrats attacked ‘little people like me’ at convention

By David Edwards
Friday, September 7, 2012 11:34 EDT
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Sarah Palin speaks to Fox Business
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Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Thursday said she was just one of the “little people” and Democrats should not have mentioned her name during the party’s convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

During an interview with Palin as Democratic event was underway, Fox Business host Neil Cavuto pointed out that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) had “zinged” the former Alaska governor with his convention speech.

“Folks, Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska,” Kerry had said. “Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching ‘Rocky IV.’”

“I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name,” Palin told Cavuto. “How does he even know my name? I mean, aren’t these guys supposed to be these bigwig elites who don’t waste their time on the little people like me?”

“Yeah, I did say in Alaska you can see Russia from our land base and I was making the point that we are strategically located on the globe and when it comes to transportation corridors and resources that are shared and fought over, Alaska and I as the governor had known what I was doing in dealing with some international issues that had to do with our resources that could help secure the nation,” she insisted.

So, it’s funny he would take a potshot like that. It’s funny he even knows my name.”

Kerry’s single acknowledgement of Palin was one more mention than she received from Republicans during their convention last month.

Watch this video from Fox Business Network, broadcast Sept. 6, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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