On the same day that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin was in metro Atlanta campaigning for Karen Handel’s U.S. Senate bid, some unflattering comments made by one of her opponents made the national spotlight.
On Thursday, The Daily Caller reported highlighted David Perdue’s remarks from January that slammed Handel for only having a high school diploma.
“I mean, there’s a high school graduate in this race, OK? I’m sorry, but these issues are so much broader, so complex,” Perdue said during a Bibb County speech. “There’s only one candidate in this race that’s ever lived outside the United States. How can you bring value to a debate about the economy unless you have any understanding about the free enterprise system and how — what it takes to compete in the global economy?”
You can find the video of Perdue’s remarks here on Peach Pundit.
Perdue has a degree in industrial engineering and a masters in operations research from Georgia Tech.
Handel has acknowledged that she did not complete college.
Palin and Handel made an appearance at the South Fulton Republican Women’s Club, and then at a private fundraiser.
Palin said she was disappointed in Perdue’s comments. As reported on the AJC, Palin said, “There are a lot of good, hard-working Americans who have more common sense in their pinky finger than a lot of those Ivy League pieces of paper up on a wall.”