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. Arkay, MI

    AUDACITY OF (A) DOPE !!

    November 12, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  2. Patrick, Fairfield, CA

    No way, no how, no Palin!

    November 12, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  3. Bob (Illinois)

    This woman is so far out of touch with reality that it boggles the mind!

    Please, Governor Palin (aka: The Great Polarizer"), get some professional help.

    November 12, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. r.d

    Kathy November 12th, 2008 3:15 pm ET

    AHHH her grammar!!!!! "we have to progress this nation together" Sorry but Progress IS NOT a verb!! Can someone please give Cariboo Barbie an english lesson?????

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    My thoughts exactly!!...too, also.... dog gone it, you betcha... *wink*...

    November 12, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. Hall for Obama

    Why in the name of God would President Obama want Sarah Palin any where near his place of business. I think she is so hunger for power she may do something to him, do not let her near him or his family.

    November 12, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. Lillian

    Sarah Palin indeed a consummated politician:NEVER BLAME HERSELF FOR MISTAKES SHE MADE. Americans!! WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER LIAR.

    November 12, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  7. Cheryl from Minnesota

    Someone said once she gets a taste of running for VP, she would want more and more and more and more...........................

    November 12, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  8. joey il

    GREAT,

    SARAH PALIN AND JOE THE PLUMBER COULD BE HEAD OF THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT

    SEAN HANNITY, RUSH LIMBAUGH, OREILLY, BECK COULD BE THAT ACTUAL JANITORS

    November 12, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  9. jim

    High Profile? I think it is low profile interview. They wanted low profile to the highest office in the land and should be treated as such!

    November 12, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  10. christopher winter and michael furlong

    We just love Sarah Palin and can't get enough of her. She would make a great president.

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  11. FLewis

    I'm sick of looking at her. Why is CNN still talking about her ? Nothing else to report about CNN. Please inform Sarah that she over stayed her welcome. Time to reture to Alaska and watch the inaguation from her kitchen window.

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  12. Sir Nose

    WoooooW-

    Let's think up some cabinet positions for the moose shooter, shall we?

    Secretary of Stunted Syntax
    Stupidity Czar
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Idiots

    Do any of these interest you, Sarah?

    Please, PLEASE, Governor- Just shut your ppie hole and fade away gracefully- can you do that?

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  13. Greg in AR

    Give her a job as spokesperson for the Republican party, thus insuring Obama victory in 2012.

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  14. Toby

    Enough of Sarah "Paris" Palin already! The only reason CNN is dwelling on this is that the alternative to endless discussion and speculation is news gathering. And that takes time, talent, and money.

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  15. ANGIE

    Sara Pleas stop Humiliating the lower 48 Sara you are a laughing stock!!

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  16. U. S. Navy Retired now a civilian

    She need to go back to school?

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  17. Palin is annoying

    Who cares about Palin?! I wish the media would stop giving her time. No one cares and wants to hear from her anymore.
    Can someone tell her to go away!!! please!!

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  18. Georgia Gal

    Oh and I am so glad that she can speak for all of the other Republicans out there.

    All the rest of them are probably going "she said what??"

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  19. Grow Up Folks

    She is being ASKED for interviews. Now she is no longer under the heal of the McCain campaign so why should she clam up? To make you Obama worshippers happy? You'll complain regardless.

    Lest you label me as another uneducated Republican I graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern. If you want to find an idiot look in the mirror.

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  20. D, Phoenix

    HA-HA-HA, Palin, you are PATHETIC.

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  21. MY FRIENDS - REPUBLI-KLANS SORE LOSERS JOA$$HN McINSANE/PAIN-LIN ARE BACK AT HOME RELISHING ON THEIR HATE MONGERING!

    sarah pain-lin would be best qualified as the Obama's dog pooh cleaner!

    November 12, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  22. Pam

    Nice try, Wolf. Worried about ratings dropping now that the election is over?

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  23. Observant Voter from Texas

    Has she lost what little mind she has left? OB is to smart to even consider the likes of Silly Sarah.

    Word to the wise; Sarah – SHUT YOUR BIG MOUTH!!!!

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  24. Georgia Gal

    Oh my lord ... can she just get over the William Ayers crap already??

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  25. Thomas Carvellas

    Please, no more Sarah Palin! Mr. Pres. Elect Obama, Please don't pick S.Palin for any position in your administration, she only wants to keep herself in limelight any way she can. Remember the things she and John McCain said about you. I don.t trust them.

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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