Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) went to bat for Christine O’Donnell Sunday after the Delaware GOP Senate candidate canceled her appearances on two Sunday morning shows.
“C[hristine] O’Donnell strategy: time’s limited;use it 2 connect w/local voters whom you’ll be serving vs appeasing nat’l media seeking ur destruction,” Palin tweeted.
O’Donnell’s cancellation prompted criticism that she was unprepared to defend the string of controversial statements from her past — like that she had “dabbled into” witchcraft — which has emerged throughout the week.
Some wondered upon host Bob Schieffer’s initial Saturday announcement that she wouldn’t appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation” whether she was following Palin’s advice — given during an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” last week — to “speak through Fox” instead of other networks.
O’Donnell had canceled on “Fox News Sunday” Friday night, though, saying that she wanted to rest and focus on her state campaign.
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