Sarah Palin's Exit Interview: 'An Economic Woeful Time In This Nation' Beat Her Ticket

CNN's Dana Bash caught Sarah Palin for an interview in Arizona yesterday before she took off back to Alaska, and Bash asked her about how she affected the ticket, referring to polls indicating she hurt more than she helped.

Palin's response:

Well, you know, I don’t think anybody should give Sarah Palin that much credit that I would trump an economic woeful time in this nation that occurred about two months ago – that my presence on the ticket would trump the economic crisis that America found itself in a couple of months ago, and attribute John McCain’s loss to me.

But now having said that, if I cost John McCain even one vote, I am sorry about that. Because John McCain, I believe, is the American hero. I had believed that it was his time. He is so full of courage and wisdom and experience, that valor that he just embodies, I believe he would have been the best pick. But that is not the Americans’ choice at this time, and realizing that, it’s time to move forward, to move on. I am certainly not one to ever waste time looking backwards and pointing fingers and playing the blame game. I’m no gonna participate in that at all.

When Bash asks her about the rumors she had "gone rogue" and become a "diva," Palin tries to laugh it off, and says: "It is absolutely false that there has been any tension."

Right, governor. Sure. You betcha.


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