HuffPost's Alex Wagner appeared Friday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin.
Examining the likelihood of either Bachmann or Palin running for president in 2012, Wagner said:
"I would put my money more on Bachmann at this point than Palin in all honesty. And if you're looking for the Rosie the Riveter for the conservative set, it is Michele Bachmann. Here is someone who has been married for 33 years, she has 28 children, 23 of whom are foster children, but she has a huge brood. She's an Evangelical Christian, you know, and she's taken cues from the Palin camp in so far as she's spouting half-truths and wildly incorrect data."
Wagner continued, "she's saying the things that conservatives want to hear, and in that way I think has learned some great lessons from Sarah Palin."
Summing up Palin's week, Wagner called the former Alaska governor "the Lady Gaga of American politics right now. She has, you know, high-speed chases going on around the country, she has her version of Little Monsters, she has the press corps wrapped around her finger, and she's not even going to run."
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