"And with all due respect to Governor Christie, you know he has no choice but to cut budgets because he’s broke, his state is broke. What courage really is, is in the face of having a surplus when you have opportunity to spend spend spend other people’s money, you still choose to reign in government to let the private sector soar. That’s real courage, and by the way that’s what I did as Governor here when I engaged in hiring freezes and reduced earmarks by 86% and vetoed the largest amounts in our state’s history. Despite having a surplus that’s real leadership and that’s courage.Gov. Christie started the back and forth by commenting on Palin's communication style and saying Gov. Palin can't be elected if she doesn't get into Christie type "not scripted" question/answer sessions as in his townhall meetings.
"But I do appreciate that Governor Christie is willing to face the reality in his state and that is that they are going bankrupt. So he has to cut, he has no choice."
Gov. Palin moved the fight to "not scripted" policy substance. Touché.