Palin: Time Magazine Irrelevant For Calling Me Influential (VIDEO)

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Wednesday dismissed Time magazine’s selection of President Barack Obama as its person of the year for 2012, arguing that the news weekly is no longer relevant. Appearing on Fox News, Palin backed up her argument by citing the magazine’s previous selection of her on its annual list of the most influential people in the world.

“Time magazine, you know, I think there is some irrelevancy there, to tell you the truth,” Palin told Fox’s Greta Van Susteren. “I mean consider their list of the most influential people in the country and the world, some who have made that list — yours truly! that ought to tell you something right there regarding the credence that we should give Time magazine and their list of people.”

Watch the exchange:



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