Election 2016

Ben Carson Lets Drop That Sarah Palin Is on Trump's VP Short List

Could this be Trump's version of the "woman card?"

On a day when the New York Times dropped a bombshell of a piece about Donald Trump's long history of crude comments and disgustingly sexist treatment of women, Trump surrogate Dr. Ben Carson detonated a little bombshell of his own. 

The Donald's Veep short list includes the following names: John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Sarah Palin.

“Those are all people on our list,” Dr. Carson, who is on Trump vice-presidential search committee, told a Washington Post reporter on Sunday morning.

He was given ample opportunity to retract that last name. He didn't. He and his wife Candy also assured the reporter that he had taken himself off the list, despite reports of a new poll indicating that he would be a popular choice.

As some have noted, Ben Carson does not have much of a filter, much like the man he is now pitching for. And he certainly showed no indication that he wanted to walk anything back.

Which is surprising, because isn't Sarah Palin a member of that most dreaded of all political species? A loser?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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