Clinton supporter to Palin: "spare us the phony sentiment"

A Democratic congresswoman who was a staunch backer of Hillary Clinton during the primaries hits back at Sarah Palin.

Published September 13, 2008 12:05AM (EDT)

As previously noted, in her interview with Charlie Gibson broadcast Friday night, Sarah Palin said of Barack Obama's choice not to go with Hillary Clinton as his running mate, "I think he's regretting not picking her now, I do. What, what determination, and grit, and even grace through some tough shots that were fired her way, she handled those well."

That prompted a pretty devastating response from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who was a prominent supporter of Clinton's during the Democratic primaries. In a statement sent out by the Obama campaign, Wasserman Schultz said, "Sarah Palin should spare us the phony sentiment and respect. Governor Palin accused Senator Clinton of whining and John McCain laughed when a questioner referred to her by using a demeaning expletive."

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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