November 12th, 2008
06:45 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin in Obama's administration?

Wolf Blitzer sat down with Gov. Palin Wednesday in Florida. Watch the interview on Situation Room.
Wolf Blitzer sat down with Gov. Palin Wednesday in Florida. Watch the interview on Situation Room.

MIAMI, Florida (CNN) - Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Wednesday she would be honored to help out President-elect Barack Obama in his new administration, even if he did hang around with an "unrepentant domestic terrorist."

Watch: I will help Obama, says Palin

The Alaska governor said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that if Obama asked her for help on some of the issues she highlighted during this year's campaign, such as energy or services for special-needs children, "It would be my honor to assist and support our new president and the new administration."

"And I speak for other Republicans and Republican governors, also," said Palin, whom Sen. John McCain tapped as his running mate in August. "They would be willing also to seize this opportunity that we have to progress this nation together, in a united front."

But asked moments later about some of the tough rhetoric she hurled from the stump, she said she was "still concerned" about Obama's ties to former Weather Underground member-turned-Chicago college professor William Ayers.

"If anybody still wants to talk about it, I will," she said. "Because this is an unrepentant domestic terrorist who had campaigned to blow up, to destroy our Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol.

"That's an association that still bothers me, and I think it's fair to still talk about it," she continued. "However the campaign is over. That chapter is closed. Now is the time to move on and make sure all of us are doing all that we can to progress this nation."

Palin was attending the annual Republican Governors Association convention in Miami, Florida. She was interviewed for CNN's "The Situation Room" - the latest of several high-profile appearances for the ex-VP candidate - and will also appear Wednesday night on CNN's "Larry King Live."


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Sarah Palin
soundoff (205 Responses)
  1. Joe Green

    D E L U S I O N A L !

    She really thinks the majority of Americans think just like her.

    Somehow the results of the last election failed to register with her brain.

    November 12, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. Justin, ny

    America may never forgive john mccain for subjecting us to this awful person.

    November 12, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. Ken Pittsburgh

    I say this munch for she never met a micerphone that she didn't like.

    November 12, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. tara

    Please Sarah GO AWAY!!!!!!

    November 12, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  5. Liberal and Proud of It

    This woman actually takes herself seriously.

    November 12, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  6. MD

    Under no circumstances should Sarah Palin be a part of President Obama's administration. They agree on nothing and she has no respect for him as a fellow citizen or human being for that matter...

    November 12, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  7. bill from pa

    Why do you keep reporting on everything this moron says? Slow news day?

    November 12, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  8. Janice

    To say the least, There is no way in the world that this should ever happen. Hope she's not holding her breath!!

    November 12, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  9. kathy

    Sarah Palin turns my stomach. If Obama were to let her clean the white house toilets it would be considered a slap in the face of everyone who voted for him. she needs to shut up and accept her 15 minutes of fame being OVER!

    November 12, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  10. Danny from Phoenix

    What a joke of a politician.

    November 12, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  11. The New GOP

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    November 12, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  12. edd

    What a joke!

    November 12, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  13. JT

    I kinda doubt she's speakin' for all Republicans . . . She will be invisible by 2012, like Joe the Plumber is already.

    November 12, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. Michael watching from Canada

    Why would Sarah Palin give up her Governor job for a role in an Obama administration? Especially when she was running for VP. Anything less would be considered a demotion.

    November 12, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  15. Independent

    Idiot. Ok, seriouly one of the perk that was supposed to come with the end of this long election was an end to the noise coming from Palin. So WHY IN THE WORLD ARE ALL THE MEDIA SEEKING HER OUT?!!!

    November 12, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  16. TN

    GO AWAY PALIN!!!

    I REPEAT, GO AWAY!!!

    November 12, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  17. Red, Red WHINE!!

    Fine by me....make her head of the cleaning staff.

    November 12, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  18. Tara

    Please Obama!!! Don't do it!!! Leave her in Alaska!!!

    November 12, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  19. Tiffany in Olive Branch, MS

    U wish Obama needed your help! He's call you if he needs help with talking to idiots like you!

    November 12, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  20. Debby, NJ

    Why oh Why is she still talking about absolutely NOTHING ?
    Just go back to Alaska and stay there ... GEEZ

    November 12, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  21. LT

    Please stop reporting on Palin. She's old news

    November 12, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  22. Kofi Boateng

    is this woman for real or desperation for power is eating deep into her? how do you tag Obama a terrorist and a communist /socialist and want you be part of his government that you ran down? what makes Sarah Palin then? a chief terrorist and Stalin's sister?

    November 12, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  23. Barack

    Thanks but NO THANKS!!

    November 12, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  24. Honestlady

    What....Sarah Palin needs to sit down somewhere and be quiet. Obama has won already so why is she still spewing this ignorance as if the general election was still going on.

    November 12, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  25. Audrey Fryer

    But being married to a member of the AIP is o.k.

    November 12, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
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