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. Jack

    Can we sweep this woman under the carpet already?

    November 12, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  2. Shaun

    I can't see Obama putting an idiot like Palin in any cabinet post.

    November 12, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  3. John in Virginia

    Whatever. This lady is nutts. She doesn't need a role because it is obvious she can't be part of the team. I see Palin deliberately doing things to sabotage progress in an Obama administration. Afterall, what incentive to have to work for something you don't believe in? She needs to go back with her successionist husband and serve out her term in Alaska, and hopefully it won't become its own nation with a view of Russia.

    November 12, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. Charles Cager

    I have always admired McCain. but this the dunbest thing he has ever done . this chic is two bricks shy of so many loads. she is scary. you would have to be from plant zero to vote for her. but as they say if you lay down with dogs you are bound to get up with fleas.

    November 12, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. Darlene

    Sure, she can hear the phone ringing in Russia.

    November 12, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. Terri, Atlanta

    Why do we keep validating this dummy?
    It's ridiculous. After all the terrible things she said about President Obama i hope he will never ever even have a chat with her – and i hope Michelle reminds him of that. I'm sure Michelle was so hurt over it all i would not have been able to stand it if it had been my husband. No way.

    November 12, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. Vicki5

    Shouldn't someone tell her about fact-check.org

    November 12, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  8. A Woman In California For Obama

    Guess what Sarah...WE don't want or need you. Obama is not John McCain. He knows you are an ignorant, racist, backwoods hillbilly who doesn't know how to say no. Please stay in Alaska and keep stealing money from people who are no smarter than you are. If you think for one moment Obama would want you or trust you-but wait that's right–you can't think. Go away and stay there before Michelle Obama has to educate you.

    November 12, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  9. John in Ohio

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO N-

    Wait, would this count as working with the enemy? Would this make Palin someone who pals around with people who pal around with domestic terrorists?

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

    Her news is sickening....
    She has no caliber... Stop reporting about her !!!!

    She can dream off to be part of Obama administration... coz she has no substance to contribute except of her poison words.

    November 12, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  11. John Smith

    I really do not blame Sarah, I blame McCain's poor judgment and the general Republican party for bringing such "folks" to the attention of people!

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

    STOP with this madness. Please CNN. Stop reporting this!!!

    November 12, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  13. Donal

    Who wants her anywhere near the Whitehouse except her and Todd? Why is the media even listening to this bimbo?

    November 12, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  14. Fernando

    Please!!!! She is so ignorant and unprepared that she is not even aware of her own limitations. The best thing she could do to help Obama and the country is to remain as far as possible from Washington and to keep herself busy doing her hockey mom stuff.

    November 12, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  15. California Gold

    Just when I thought she had proven the depth of her opportunistic stupidity she comes out with this. Her therapist needs to work with her on all those conspiracy theories and try to convince her these delusions have no place in the real world.

    November 12, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  16. WI Cheesehead

    Sarah Palin is feeding the Media’s election hangover.

    November 12, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  17. prairieguy

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA...this moron in Obama's administration...what a joke!!!!!!

    She isn't fit to be anywhere around Obama!!!

    When are her 15 minutes over??????????????????????

    November 12, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  18. Hope for the Future

    NO! NO! NO! Now go away and deflate your ego.

    November 12, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  19. Carlos

    She has no shame. Even after the elections keeps on lying, and throwing mud at Obama. She calls herself a Christian and I wonder what bible is she reading from.... It is beyond words...

    November 12, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  20. ANGIE

    Where is her witch pastor? cant he come and chase her away PLEASE SARA Obamas administration is for grown ups sweetie smart people but hey maybe you could get a Job cleaning the Toliet bowels HAHAHAHAH THIS WOMAN IS CRAZY!!!!!!!

    November 12, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  21. Kay Lopez

    I am so tired of hearing about Sarah Palin and hope to God she fades away soon. The thought of her running for office in the future is chilling. I don't want to be subjected to her self-serving screeching and her abominable rhetoric.

    November 12, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  22. Keith Hodges

    "Now is the time to move on and make sure all of us are doing all that we can to progress this nation."

    Progress this nation? Go away and stop making me cringe.

    November 12, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  23. Obama

    Thanks but no thanks!

    November 12, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  24. Jeff

    Wow! NOw Sarah is the spokesperson for her entire party!

    Would someone please muzzle her?!

    November 12, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  25. anne

    Palin can say that she would be honored to work with him but can't say everything she said about him while she ran for V.P was a total LIE. I'm sick of this woman. Didn't I see an article on CNN the other day saying why is she still in the news? Because places like CNN keep printing the barf she spews.

    If she were to admit to just one lie maybe I wouldn't mind her face but she doesn't. Where is the interview with her where the press calls her on her lies? Oh yeah, there isn't one because the press have no spine.

    November 12, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
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