Palin Takes Dig at Letterman for Retirement, Defends Ryan Budget Criticism

Palin Takes Dig at Letterman for Retirement, Defends Ryan Budget Criticism

On Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) made an appearance to discuss her cameo on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” on Wednesday, CBS’s “The Late Show” host David Letterman’s retirement and elaborated on her critique of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) recent budget proposal. 

On the topic of Letterman’s retirement, she said she had hoped this starts a trend, particularly with politicians in Washington, D.C. 

“Well it’s cool,” she replied. “You know, out with the old and in with the new. Maybe he’ll start a trend when we talk about politics, too. Politicians, you know, that maybe have been in DC a little bit too long – allow some new blood in there, some new energy, some new ideas to get the country back on the right track.” 

On the topic of the Ryan budget, she said her opposition was rooted in the proposal’s reliance on future Congresses. 

“Bless his heart,” she said. “He probably has more faith in politicians than I do because I’ve been in this political arena on the local, state and national level for a long time. And I don’t trust the future legislative bodies to adhere to today’s legislative body. Wishing that 10 years from now they’ll cut some budget. What Paul Ryan budget does is ultimately it increases spending over 10 years $1.116 trillion – that’s ‘trillion’ with a ‘t’ and that stands for trouble.” 

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