Bartiromo Calls Palin a 'Terrific Choice'
In an election where the economy is a top issue for voters, an endorsement from a respected financial journalist might be something to brag about. Not so fast, Democrats.
CNBCâs August 29 âSquawk on the Streetâ featured two of the networkâs prominent personalities analyzing Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCainâs decision to pick
Bartiromo, who was set to feature Palin in an upcoming CNBC special on energy, called the governor a âterrific choice.â
âI can tell you a lot about Gov. Palin just from my conversation with her and from the day that we spent with her and that is she challenged the establishment in
âIn an environment where energy is probably the number two after the economy and housing issue in this election, she is really a terrific choice for McCain here,â Bartiromo added. âSheâs also obviously a terrific choice because sheâs a woman trying to attract those Hillary voters now and those supporters.â
Bartiromo said she suspected Palin might get the nod because of her answer when asked directly about her vice presidential aspirations. âWe talked about energy as the key issue and I asked her directly â âDid John McCain approach you to be his running mate?â Bartiromo recounted. âYou know she answered me really very sheepishly saying, âWell, weâve spoken many times about a number of issues and weâve spoken recently, obviously about energy.ââ
Kudlow also shared his opinion of Palin, saying she has âimpressedâ him during two recent interviews on his primetime program.
âAnd I was impressed at the time with her attitude â you know, she wasnât sucking up to it â sheâs saying, âWell, wait a minute, I got a good job here,â Kudlow said. âAnd sheâs trying to clean out the corruption in