“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough said on Monday morning that Sarah Palin’s rambling speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit was “a tragedy,” marveling at how far the former Republican vice presidential nominee had fallen from her 2008 heyday.
Scarborough made his remarks after Washington Examiner columnist Byron York panned the former Alaska governor’s “long and disjointed” address. That led Nicolle Wallace, the former Palin aide who has long since been one of her biggest detractors, to recall that York was once one of her “staunchest supporters.”
“I think it’s a tragedy, too,” Scarborough chimed in. “We all remember that night she spoke in 2008 at the [Republican national] convention. I will say, it remains one of the most electrifying performances I’ve seen in the last four or five conventions I’ve been to. Nobody expected her to do well. She delivered the lines well; she hit it out of the park.”
“We will let history decide how she got from that point to this point,” Scarborough said.