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."
AUDACITY OF (A) DOPE !!
No way, no how, no Palin!
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.
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?????
My thoughts exactly!!...too, also.... dog gone it, you betcha... *wink*...
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.
Sarah Palin indeed a consummated politician:NEVER BLAME HERSELF FOR MISTAKES SHE MADE. Americans!! WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER LIAR.
Someone said once she gets a taste of running for VP, she would want more and more and more and more...........................
SARAH PALIN AND JOE THE PLUMBER COULD BE HEAD OF THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT
SEAN HANNITY, RUSH LIMBAUGH, OREILLY, BECK COULD BE THAT ACTUAL JANITORS
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!
We just love Sarah Palin and can't get enough of her. She would make a great president.
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.
Let's think up some cabinet positions for the moose shooter, shall we?
Secretary of Stunted Syntax
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?
Give her a job as spokesperson for the Republican party, thus insuring Obama victory in 2012.
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.
Sara Pleas stop Humiliating the lower 48 Sara you are a laughing stock!!
She need to go back to school?
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!!
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??"
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.
HA-HA-HA, Palin, you are PATHETIC.
sarah pain-lin would be best qualified as the Obama's dog pooh cleaner!
Nice try, Wolf. Worried about ratings dropping now that the election is over?
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!!!!
Oh my lord ... can she just get over the William Ayers crap already??
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.