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​Sarah Palin: I get a kick out of Bernie Sanders

The former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate offers her observations about a candidate for president from across the aisle
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Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin gets a kick out of Democrat Bernie Sanders.

"He really does remind me of one of my uncles," she tells CBS News correspondent Tracy Smith, in an interview to be broadcast on "Sunday Morning" November 15. "He's like the uncle who maybe lives in your attic and ... comes down once in a while in order to entertain at a party.

"So, I get a kick out of him, because he's candid, right?"

Smith catches up with Palin at her home in Wasilla, Alaska, where the former governor talks politics and her run for the vice president's job in 2008; her thoughts on Donald Trump; her new book, "Sweet Freedom: A Devotional"; and her life today.

Palin says one of the toughest parts of 2015 for her was the cancellation of her daughter Bristol's wedding, which was followed by news that the single mom was also pregnant with her second child. "That was a bit of a climactic, 'Oh doggone, what happened there' issue," Palin says.

Palin tells Smith Bristol is an "awesome mom," and that she views her soon-to-arrive granddaughter as a blessing.

Still, she admits, there are some who may see having a single daughter with two children as going against everything she's stood for in conservative politics.

"Well, the cool thing about putting your faith in God is, He certainly is a God of second chances, and third, and fourth, and fifth chances," Palin said. "I screw up all the time."

The Emmy Award-winning "Sunday Morning," hosted by Charles Osgood, is broadcast Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.

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