TRENDING: Gingrich's Secretary Palin?
January 18th, 2012
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TRENDING: Gingrich's Secretary Palin?

(CNN) - If Newt Gingrich wins the White House in November, the former House speaker said Wednesday Sarah Palin may get a big seat at the table.

"I would ask her to consider taking a major role in the next administration if I'm president, but nothing has been discussed of any kind," Gingrich said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

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His comments came one day after Palin urged South Carolina voters to head to the polls for Gingrich during Saturday's first-in-the-South primary.

She said a win for Gingrich would prolong the Republican primary and allow voters more time to vet the remaining candidates.

Asked if he would consider the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee to be his own running-mate this time around, Gingrich insisted it was too early to discuss a possible short list.

"Certainly, she's one of the people I'd call on for advice," Gingrich said.

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soundoff (742 Responses)
  1. shoegazer

    Hahahahahaha........There goes any hope you had of winning the candidacy Newt. Ask McCain how this woman worked out for him.

    January 18, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. AmandaInTN

    Aside from Republican talking points, I have seen no deep knowledge of anything whatsoever from Sarah Palin. What "major part" would she legitimately qualify for?

    And before any anti-Obama types start mentioning questions about his choices for major positions, please remember that you should expect more from the candidates you support, not the exact same.

    January 18, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    He's gonna use her to spread lies and hate and then cast her aside. Just like Fox.

    She's too stupd to understand those things.

    January 18, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  4. politics as usual

    Just one more reason (as if we needed one) NOT to consider Gingrich!

    January 18, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  5. Tired of republican lies

    Well all he had to do was mention her just killed his chances of even winning this week much less winning anything...lmao and smh 🙂

    January 18, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  6. Sorensen

    The old "catholic" adulterer should ask John McCain how that worked for him!

    January 18, 2012 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  7. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Looks like Newt is trying to pander to the Tea Party voters... Oh wait, the lefties say they don't exist anymore. Nevermind.

    January 18, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  8. MR AMERICA

    I wonder how many votes he just lost.
    Does he not realize that she is not qualified to do ANYTHING in a presidential administration?

    January 18, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  9. Thomas

    We now know that Newt will say ANYTHING to get elected including pandering to Mooselini. LOL, hope he's the nominee as it will be great fun watching voters respond to a Palin prospect in a Neutered administration. Did he forget she's a quitter? Epic fail.

    January 18, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  10. vic , nashville ,tn

    Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will be best teammates example both used FOX news platform to bring democratic congress down in 2010 they won

    January 18, 2012 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  11. Jilli

    "If Newt Gingrich wins the White House in November, the former House speaker said Wednesday Sarah Palin may get a big seat at the table."

    Ok fence-sitters, if you ever needed a perfect reason not to vote for gingrich, you've got it!

    BWWWAAAHHHHHHHH!!! Palin at the adults table!

    January 18, 2012 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  12. seadog

    If this doesnt give president obama a lift I dont know what will. seadog

    January 18, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  13. carbonboy

    Wow...love him or hate him, you have to admit Newt's a pretty bright guy. So can you imagine him choosing her as his VP? She barely has a high school education, and the poor guy would have to constantly explain the big words he uses. Is there no limit to the pandering these people will do to the ultra-rightwing?

    January 18, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  14. F-Gingrich

    Not that anyone needed another reason not to vote for this maniac Gingrich...but taking on the "quitter" in his "cabinet" would certainly be one. Of course, the entire population of the U.S. would have to take up smoking crack before either one of these morons would be allowed near the White House!

    January 18, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  15. n

    Oh please don't worry gingrich u will never be on the ticket so Sarah Palin can stay in Alaska

    January 18, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  16. Thomas

    Palin looks so good in Red ,

    She will make a great Ambassador to China .

    January 18, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  17. nintex

    Did he say he'd call on Palin for advice? OMG. Newt isn't as smart as he thinks he is!

    January 18, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  18. SoldierOfFortunes

    Well then he has had too much Tang to drink if he thinks someone like Palin will be in charge of anything..Obama!!!

    January 18, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  19. JERSEYLOU

    Gingrich,my comment to you about Sarah Palin.Heh,Heh,Hah,Hah,Cough,Cough,Cough,Fart,Fart,Fart.I want too thank both of you for making my day.

    January 18, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  20. Reyes

    What would she be Newt? First Mistress? Wouild she be next in line to be the next Mrs Gingrich? Watch out Clista... Newt is already looking to repllace you.

    January 18, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  21. MarineVet

    Oh yes, please make it public that you want that moron in your cabinet, Newt. I can't see many independent voters considering that a reason to vote you into office.

    January 18, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  22. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Bam! Down goes Mittens.

    January 18, 2012 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  23. Andrew

    Palin = Political Suicide. ROMNEY 2012! GingRICH is through!

    January 18, 2012 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  24. RINO Bil

    Well, I guess that Newt really doesn't want my vote after all if he is willing to give this bimbo any position in his administration.

    January 18, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  25. Vin Dicated

    As what, Newt's Secretary of Bed Warming? She's not qualified for anything! I mean anything, not even an ambassadorship to La La Land.

    January 18, 2012 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
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