On Monday's edition of Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Beir," columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska and Sen. Jim Demint (R-S.C.) for endorsing Delaware Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell over moderate Rep. Mike Castle.
Here's an excerpt:
Krauthammer: The Palin endorsement, I think, is disruptive and capricious. Bill Buckley had a rule that he always supported the most conservative candidate who was electable, otherwise the vote is simply self-indulgence.
Beir: Now Jim DeMint, from South Carolina, also endorsed Christine O'Donnell.
Krauthammer: equally capricious and irresponsible. I'm not sexist on this. It's a big mistake. ...
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