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Lieberman: Don't dismiss Palin

'She is speaking for a lot of people out there'

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    NewsHour/FlickrJoe Lieberman

Sen. Joe Lieberman warns that people who dismiss Sara Palin had better think again.

Lieberman told Newsmax.com that Palin has struck a chord with a segment of the population.

“I think Sarah Palin for a lot of people has become a spokesperson. People worried that government has forgotten them, has grown too big, that the deficit is growing too large, and in some sense that we’re not being as strong as we should be in the world – Governor Palin has spoken to those concerns as much as anyone.

“I do disagree with her on some of the specifics that she has said, but I think anybody who underestimates Sarah Palin as a political force in America does so at some peril, because she is speaking for a lot of people out there.

Lieberman, a Connecticut Democrat, ran for vice-president with Al Gore in 2004, but campaigned for Palin, former governor of Alaska, and Arizona's John McCain in 2008.

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