Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin issued a backhanded compliment to Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan on Friday, commending her most recent column while at the same time faulting her for taking so long to come around.
“Great article, Peggy, but where the heck were you when I and other commonsense conservatives were sounding the warning bell in ’08?” Palin wrote. “You joined the ‘cool kids’ in mocking and condescendingly criticizing — ultimately demanding that we ‘sit down and shut up.’ Better late than never, though, Peggy and your ilk, because, meanwhile back in America…”
Palin was presumably referring to Noonan’s remarks in a series of interviews last fall, during which she accused tea party conservatives of trying to “topple” the GOP and said they needed to stop name-calling and work out their differences with establishment Republicans.
Palin is likely done as a player among the candidates on the national stage, but she still remains a political force. She’s also very good at saying things that need to be said – like pointing out what an establishment hack Peggy Noonan is.