If I Believed Media, I Wouldn't Like Me, Either: Palin

Joe McGinniss needs to get a life; Pelosi's on the warpath
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2010 11:33 AM CDT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.   (AP Photo/Drew Angerer)
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(Newser) – Two of the most divisive women in US politics took to the Sunday shows today, with Sarah Palin dismissing a recent poll that showed 50% of independents viewed her unfavorably. "If I believed everything I read or heard in the media, I wouldn't like me either," she said on Fox, adding that many people don't know "what my record is." Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile, took on GOP depictions of her as a monster, saying, "We welcome that campaign" in November. "Because this is funny, it attracts attention, but they have nothing to say about what they want to go for," she said. Elsewhere on Politico's Sunday dial:

  • Palin called President Obama's plans to let Bush-era tax cuts expire "idiotic." "My palm isn't large enough to write all my notes down on what this tax increase will result in," she said.
  • Pelosi swiped at Robert Gibbs again, saying, "I don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about what the president's employees say about one thing or another," and saying she's "very confident" about Dems' prospects in November.
  • Lindsey Graham gave Obama props on Pakistan, saying, "Things generally are the best they have been," and the president "doesn't get enough credit."

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