Ex-Sarah Palin Aide: ‘She Was In Over Her Head’ In 2008 (VIDEO)

Nicolle Wallace said Sarah Palin was in over her head in 2008 during an interview on "The Wendy Williams Show."

Nicolle Wallace, the former Sarah Palin aide who now co-hosts ABC’s “The View,” said on Wednesday that it was clear pretty quickly in 2008 that the former GOP vice presidential nominee was not up for the job.

Wallace made her comments during an appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show.”

“There was a moment shortly after I met her where I realized that she realized that she was in over her head,” Wallace said. “Just watching her sort of shrink under the enormity and the scrutiny and the hot bright light of our national political process.”

“We should be happy when anyone wants to go into politics,” the former GOP strategist continued. “We are really hard on our politicians and we should be happy when people want to jump in and do that.”

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Williams asked whether Palin was a “crier.”

“No, I’ve seen George Bush more, cry more often than I’ve ever seen – no, no, she wasn’t a crier,” Wallace said.

Williams then delved into Wallace’s strained relationship with Palin.

“I think she was really disappointed with the way she was being handled by the entire staff and I think I was a fair scapegoat,” Wallace said. “I was one of a very small circle of people helping her. And the decisions in hindsight weren’t good ones for her. I mean she didn’t look good. So it was fair to be mad at a staff person, that’s your job.”

“But there’s nothing you can do as a staffer when you sort of lose the confidence of the principal and that’s what happened through the course of the Couric interviews,” Wallace continued.

Wallace has been a continuous critic of Palin since the 2008 campaign, even talking about what she described in 2010 as Palin’s “incredible cynicism, her bitterness, her aggressive attempts to claw anyone that points out an area for her to work on.”

Watch the video below:

h/t The Wrap

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