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Sarah Palin tells Mitt Romney to 'go rogue'

Sarah Palin advised Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Saturday to "go rogue" and give the country a "come to Jesus moment."

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Former Alaska governor and Republican vice president candidate Sarah Palin speaks at the Long Island Association's annual meeting, Feb. 17, 2011 in Woodbury, New York. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sarah Palin advised Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Saturday to "go rogue" and give the country a "come to Jesus moment."

"With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should 'go rogue' and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security. They need to continue to find ways to break through the filter of the liberal media to communicate their message of reform," Palin told the conservative Weekly Standard. "America desperately needs to have a 'come to Jesus' moment in discussing our big dysfunctional, disconnected, and debt-ridden federal government."

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If the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice president candidate's "go rogue" suggestion sounds familiar, that's because it was also the name of her 2009 book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," reported CNN. Her advice came after a week when many conservatives didn't hold back when voicing their opinions to the GOP candidates, who haven't had political dialogue working in their favor lately. Romney recently took flack for his response to a spate of violent anti-US protests in the Muslim world, and has been heavily criticized for remarks he made at a secretly recorded fundraiser.

According to the Huffington Post, Palin also mentioned current President Barack Obama, saying it was "appalling" that he "couldn't even remember how much our national debt is during his interview with David Letterman the other night.

"Even my 10-year-old daughter knows that it's $16 trillion and, unlike Obama, she's not responsible for adding trillions to it."

The Huffington Post also noted that what Obama said to Letterman was, "I don't remember what the number was precisely."

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