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Sarah Palin: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Need To 'Go Rogue,' America Needs 'Come To Jesus' Moment

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In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, speaks during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Republicans heading to their 2012 party convention in Tampa are eager to hear an earful about the shortcomings of President Barack Obama's record, the woeful U.S. economy and the competing visions of the two presidential candidates. They aren't looking for compromise, which most Americans say is necessary to get the nation on trac
In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, speaks during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Republicans heading to their 2012 party convention in Tampa are eager to hear an earful about the shortcomings of President Barack Obama's record, the woeful U.S. economy and the competing visions of the two presidential candidates. They aren't looking for compromise, which most Americans say is necessary to get the nation on trac

Sarah Palin urged Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to "go Rogue" and said America needs a "come to Jesus" moment in a Saturday statement to The Weekly Standard.

"With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should 'go rogue' and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security," Palin said.

Palin said the country needs a "come to Jesus" moment over government and the national debt.

"America desperately needs to have a 'come to Jesus' moment in discussing our big dysfunctional, disconnected and debt-ridden federal government," Palin said.

Palin also took a hit at Obama, calling it "appalling" that he "couldn't even remember how much our national debt is during his interview with David Letterman the other night." (Obama actually told Letterman, "I don't remember what the number was precisely.")

"Even my 10-year-old daughter knows that it's $16 trillion, and unlike Obama, she's not responsible for adding trillions to it," Palin said.

This isn't the first time Palin has criticized Obama. She recently slammed his "empty chair style of leadership," making a reference to Clint Eastwood's bizarre speech from the 2012 Republican National Convention.

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