(NEW YORK) -- Calling the entire family “blue bloods,” Sarah Palin Wednesday dismissed criticism from former first Lady Barbara Bush who suggested that Palin should stay in Alaska instead of running for president.
During a recent interview with conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Palin said that critics like Bush don’t understand the importance of competitive primaries.
"I think the majority of Americans don't want to put up with the blue bloods -- and I say it with all due respect because I love the Bushes -- but the blue bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners,” Palin said.
Palin was responding to comments the former first lady made during a recent appearance on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” in which she offered her unvarnished take on Palin’s possible presidential ambitions.
“I think she's very happy in Alaska,” Bush said, “and I hope she'll stay there.”
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