'Crossfire's' Cutter Slaps Sarah Palin Over Let's Move Diss

An Obama aide hinted Palin knocked the program for ratings.

President Obama's former Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter gives an interview during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.

CNN "Crossfire" host and President Obama's former Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter had some cutting words for Let's Move's most famous detractor, Sarah Palin.

Cutter was asked Thursday morning at Politico's "Women Rule" breakfast how she dealt with criticism of first lady Michelle Obama's fitness and healthy eating initiative -- a project Cutter helped launch back when she was FLOTUS' chief of staff.

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"Well, the people that were saying that were people like Sarah Palin, so that wasn't our target audience," Cutter told the crowd. "She had a reality TV show at the time and this was a common topic and she was giving her kids ice cream and things like that."

Palin, on one episode of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on TLC, snarked, "this is in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert." Palin then made some s'mores.

"I'm sure it helped her ratings," Cutter added. The former Obama aide hat-tipped former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who has battled obesity personally, as one Republican who stood by Let's Move's side. "If it ever reached a fever pitch there were Republicans out there willing to step in," Cutter acknowledged.

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