November 1st, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Steele to Palin critics: Shut up!

Alexander Mooney
CNN Ticker Producer

(CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is defending Sarah Palin against recent attacks Monday, telling CNN that GOP detractors of the former vice presidential nominee need to "shut up."

"These Republican leaders who don't put their names in print but make comments in shadows need to shut up," Steele told American Morning's John Roberts Monday. "We're focused on winning elections tomorrow night. We're not focused on 2012."

Steele's comments were in reference to a Politico article out Monday in which a string of unnamed Republicans, feeling Palin could not be a viable presidential contender, said it will be the party's goal to prevent her from running in 2012.

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  1. William of Iowa

    For the first time I agree with Mr. Steele – "shut up".

    November 1, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  2. Annie Kate

    I think Michael Steele needs to not condemn members of his own party who express reservations (anonymous or not) on Palin. Concentrate on the election tomorrow and leave Palin for the day after.

    November 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  3. Paul Ernest Show, Nashville

    Palin will eventually turn out to be GOP's worst nightmare. Her statements of dismissing the Republican party that brought her out to the political arena is indicative of the challenge and danger she poses to the party. She is running around, embracing ideas and groups that would eventually undo her political career- that's if Americans would take her real serious.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm |