Sarah Palin: Chris Christie’s Physical Appearance an Issue Because It’s ‘Extreme’

CNN host Jake Tapper recently sat down with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for a wide-ranging interview. In a clip of the full interview which aired on CNN, Palin was grilled over her insistence that women face more scrutiny in politics than men, specifically in regards to their physical appearance. When Tapper insisted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s appearance is a political issue, Palin said that was only because his appearance is “extreme.”

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Asked about sexism in politics, Palin expressed solidarity with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who she said has also been the victim of unfair treatment due to her gender. She said that the political press asks female candidates questions they would never ask a man.

“You know, petty superficial things that the men don’t ever seem to hear much about, but a woman candidate will,” Palin said.

“Governor Christie hears about his appearance,” Tapper countered.

“That’s because it’s been extreme, okay,” Palin replied. “It’s hard for some people not to comment on it.”

Watch the clip below via CNN:

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