Begala Rips Palin: She's "About Half A Whack Job" And A "Flaky Intellectual Lightweight" (VIDEO)

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Paul Begala and Newt Gingrich have decidedly different views on whether former Governor Sarah Palin can make a political comback. Gingrich outlined his strategy for Palin to reemerge on the national scene to Politico, but Begala remains deeply skeptical any such strategy would be effective.

In an interview with CNN, the Democratic strategist slammed Palin as "flaky and an intellectual lightweight," and "about half a whack job."

While Begala respects Gingrich's political skills, saying Palin would do well to listen to him, the Democrat ultimately sees Palin as a lost cause:

Here's the problem. He is trying to treat her like a serious person. She is not. OK? She is about half a whack job. She does not have the intellectual heft of Newt Gingrich or almost anyone else in the Republican Party, and I think she has proved that.

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