Karl Rove Says Palin’s Gingrich Endorsement “Not Worth Snot”
5:15 pm, March 7th | by Laura Donovan
Though the Alaska political figure’s fanbase might disagree, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove says Sarah Palin’s endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich only shows that “endorsements don’t mean snot.”
Rove made this statement in a Barclays Capital conference call in which he discussed the state of the GOP race, according to BuzzFeed. Similar to many, Rove is no new critic to the fiesty former vice presidential candidate, but he didn’t necessarily spew anti-Palin rhetoric here. Rove added that Gingrich is becoming “irrelevant” in the running, which frankly has turned into a duel between contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Though the ex-Bush Administration member has called Palin thin-skinned in the past, there’s something to be said about the strength of Gingrich’s campaign: He’s performing low in the polls and significantly behind rivals Romney and Santorum, so while Palin’s following could give Gingrich a boost in the race, it wouldn’t be enough to make him the top dog.