“It ended disastrously,” the daytime co-host tells Wendy Williams about working for the former VP candidate
“The View’s” Nicolle Wallace continues to not hold back about her indifference toward her former boss Sarah Palin. Wednesday, during an appearance on “The
“It ended disastrously,” Wallace said.
Serving as an adviser during John McCain’s presidential campaign, Wallace admits she lost faith in Palin as a candidate almost immediately after meeting her.
“There was a moment shortly after I met her that I realized that she realized that she was in over her head,” Wallace said.
Her instincts proved to be correct, especially after Palin’s infamous interview with Katie Couric in which she could not name any newspaper that she reads regularly. Palin blamed Wallace for her failures and according to Wallace, she deserved it.
“I was a fair scapegoat,” Wallace said. “I was part of a very small circle of people helping her and the decisions in hindsight were not good. She didn’t look good.”
Even though she’s a self-professed Republican, that still hasn’t stopped Wallace coming out in favor of Democratic party darling, Hillary Clinton. Despite their difference in political opinions, Wallace told Williams that she wants to see Clinton run for president in 2016.
“I’m a huge fan of a Hillary Clinton-candidacy.” Wallace said. “I think Hillary will be an incredibly strong candidate and hopefully it will inspire my party to put up someone great.”
Wallace also offered her support to another familiar name from the left, Monica Lewinsky. Wallace is glad Lewinsky is back in the public eye and says the “slut-shaming” of her needs to stop.
“I’m so pleased to see her standing up for something that she knows a lot about,” Wallace said about Lewinsky coming out against the Hollywood photo-hacking scandal from earlier this year. “She described herself as the first person to have her life and reputation ruined by the Internet and she is that. Her life was ruined.”
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Jeremy Blacklow contributed to this report.