Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has voiced her support for GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul and slammed Republican voters for marginalizing the Kentucky senator and his supporters.
Speaking to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday, Palin, herself a former Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, stated, "I was watching [Paul] today Hugh and I'm thinking, 'Republicans, you are idiots to be marginalizing his supporters.' And his dad's supporters too."
Palin added, "What his supporters are saying is, 'C'mon government, get off our back! And allow us to prioritize our finances, our cultural aspects of our life. Let us prioritize according to our own will. Government, don't do it for us.'"
She later contended that she admires Paul's "libertarian streak," but said she disagrees with the Kentucky senator on some foreign policy issues.
When asked what she thinks about rival GOP candidate Jeb Bush, Palin said, "Well, I like his brother a lot...I think [Jeb] did great for eight years in Florida, he really did. When you're serving on a local or state level...you have to work in a non-partisan sense in order to just get things done...You learn to get along with people, but you shouldn't be compromising."
Palin also praised Huckabee, referring to him as a "hardcore Conservative."
"I'm always going to err on the side of the hardcore Conservative as opposed to some namby-pamby milquetoast rhino," she said. "I respect Huckabee. You know what side he's on."
As reported by the Gospel Herald earlier this week, Palin said she would consider running for a public office again, as her Creator has given her a "passion for this country."
"God has a way of driving us to our knees, to keep us humble, to keep us focused on Him. I can't survive a day without it," she said during an interview with Fox News Radio host Brian Kilmeade while promoting her new book, Sweet Freedom: A Devotional.
She explained that God-given talents are "not put in us to frustrate us or tease us, or to just sit on those interests or those gifts of talent - but they're to put us on a road toward fulfillment, toward productivity, ultimately helping other people. And I know that built within me is certainly passion for this country."
When asked whether she is considering a bid for one of Alaska's Senate seats, Palin said she isn't sure in which office she'd be most interested to make the most difference.
However, during a "Good Morning America" interview on Tuesday, Palin said she isn't worried about her political future as she is God will show her the way.
"Living my life, putting it in God's hands, you just never know what door may be opened," she said. "And if that door was opened, I'm built to run through it."