The Huffington Post's Alex Wagner appeared on 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' Tuesday night to discuss Bill O'Reilly's recent comments criticizing Sarah Palin.
Regarding O'Reilly and Palin, Wagner explained, "they've historically had this kind of Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle relationship where you know they've had spats before over immigration, over her experience, over the BP oil spill. But the rhetoric seems to be ratcheting up and I think the hardballs are coming a little bit faster from other corners, Karl Rove, another example."
Wagner continued, "the establishment GOP understands that folks like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann pose a very real threat to the 2012 Presidential candidacies. And regardless of whether they actually run, if their rhetoric dominates the stage it is potentially detrimental for moderates like Mitt Romney who is, right now, the GOP's greatest hope."
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