During an appearance on "Hannity's America," former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin defended GOP contender Newt Gingrich against what she calls the "vicious" lies leveled against the former House Speaker by members of his own party.
While Palin has yet to officially endorse Gingrich, nor any one candidate, she told host Sean Hannity that she is keeping the process going to determine "who is best able to defend our republic." She said that process should reveal "who has been sharpened and shaped through the school of hard knocks the most."
Palin maintained that Republicans need a "big dog" to defeat Barack Obama in 2012.
Palin ceded that she would "not whine about the viciousness" as that goes with the territory, but "what I will call people on is when they choose to lie about a candidate."
"Enough is enough with the lies about Newt Gingrich."
Watch the interview below, courtesy of Mediaite: