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. Adair

    We should all turn our TV off when and wherever she is being interviewed. Please let her go away.

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  2. republicans hate america

    shes like a bad fungus who just wont go away. why did she not do these interviews before she got housed in the election?

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  3. President Barack Obama

    Koo Koo for Cocoa Puffs....

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  4. Josh Maloney, Oakland, CA

    She basically says the William Ayers tie still bothers her and still wants to talk about it but also says the campagin is over and its time to move-on. Why did you bring it up, Sarah, if its time to move on?

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. Liberated!

    Don't hold your breath caribou barbie......Obama is too smart to ask from advice from your uneducated, uninformed, backwards, racist self. You have 3 minutes left on your 15 mins. clock!!

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  6. Tina, NC

    Why must we still be to tortured by this woman in the news every day? For two months the media was begging for an interview and very few were granted. Now the election is over and Palin's got a career to save so the media is still chasing her around. Didn't everyone get the memo


    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. a brighter day

    she still thinks president obama is paling around with terriost, but she wants to work for him. she gives new meaning to the word stupid. i can no longer look at this woman or listen to her crazy remarks. i hope you will stop putting her on so much cnn, until you do i will have to choose another site.

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  8. Sunshine

    Sara needs to get a life and stop all the negative talk. She doesn't have a clue?....
    Let's move forward with positive issues and let go of all the negative foolishness!

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. Kasey

    I am begging the Republican party to nominate her in 2012 and 2016. It will be another Democratic landslide and this broad will be so humiliated, she will disappear forever. What a psycho!

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. Jean from Belgium

    Please stop taking this woman serious. She scares the whole world.

    November 12, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  11. Stupid is as Stupid Does

    The air must be thinner up in Alaska, for Palin to think she's still relevant. What an attention-hungry, egomaniacal, half-wit moron...wait, my apologies in advance to all the morons out there. I knwo you wouldn't want to be lumped in with her.

    Obama is smart and intelligent...everything she's not. She can be the Secretary of Alaska...tell us if you see Putin's plane flying overhead.


    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  12. Sultana del Oeste

    Give a break to the poor woman. She thinks that she is smart, really, just let her to think so. The media is doing this on purpose, just to make us feel sick and tired of her to make sure we won't give our vote if she runs on 2012. You guys make my day when I read your funny comments... GOD BLESS AMERICA... Things are not that bad, we even can buy stocks, just try...............................................

    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  13. les

    sarah you said "this chapter is closed" but you said "i am still willing to talk about it". Make up your mind

    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  14. Dan

    How disturbing that so many people in this country continue to bash Governor Palin. God bless you Sarah...

    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  15. Joe Regis

    She is carving herself a monument in her honor.

    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  16. Georgia Gal

    So if the campaign is over why are you still talking about it??

    Just stop, Sarah ... STOP!!!!

    Uugh ... I am so sick of this woman I could just scream!

    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  17. Jim D

    "Put a lead on her Turkish, before she gets bit..."

    Seriously, is she just unaware of how painfully DUMB she sounds when she opens her mouth?

    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  18. Mag

    Isn't it stupid to think Americans should be concerned about someone's ties to a 1960's domestic bomber, yet you will gladly work with that person.

    Doesn't this moose hunter understand that it means she also worked with someone who she accused of palling around with terrorists?

    Go away already Plain, you suck!!!

    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. Jos/TN

    why can't the media quit make sarah what she isn't, sarahneed to work as governor for another ten years or longer, provided ted stevens get what is due him please don't allow her the senate seat, god bless her but she need much growth

    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  20. Disappointed

    I've read many of these comments. Conclusion: Americans are just plain stupid!

    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  21. Sean

    Kathy, yes, "progress" IS in fact a verb. Look it up. I never liked Palin, but if you want to criticize someone, try to get your facts straight.

    –verb (used without object) progress
    10. to go forward or onward in space or time: The wagon train progressed through the valley. As the play progressed, the leading man grew more inaudible.
    11. to grow or develop, as in complexity, scope, or severity; advance: Are you progressing in your piano studies? The disease progressed slowly.


    November 12, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  22. Lu NY

    Sarah Palin seems to be the type of person that cannot stand NOT being in the limelight. Somebody else won...get over it.

    November 12, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  23. Tom in PA

    Yeah... right! A genius this one is!

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

    Are you kidding me, Palin? Obama is going to ask you for advice concerning what – abusing power, charging victims for rape kits, teaching creationism in schools, how to kill and effin' moose! This woman needs to go away.

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

    After the elections, the main stream media aka CNN is devoid of any worthwhile they are filling the empty air with the garbage coming from this BRAIN DEAD woman!!!!!!

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