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

Palin in Obama's administration?

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. TonyS

    Who dreams this stuff up?

    November 12, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. JAY N.H.

    If the republicans put her on the ticket in 2012 then they lose 51+ percent of the vote instantly. There is no way she could win.

    November 12, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  3. Ben

    Dear "Obama Victim" -

    You realize that Obama is not President yet, don't you?? It's still George Bush and his failed policies that we have to deal with until January. As far as Palin goes...why do we still have to listen to her!? I think we all want her to go away.

    November 12, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
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