TRENDING: Gingrich's Secretary Palin?
January 18th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
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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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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Sarah Palin • South Carolina • TV-The Situation Room
soundoff (742 Responses)
  1. Conrack

    "I would ask her to consider taking a major role in the next administration if I'm president,.."

    If by some extreme misfortune this person would somehow become President, I would hope that the major role that he would assign this poser would be to go to the Artic Circle and catalogue ice floes.

    January 18, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  2. advice

    Advice – LOL too much. Wow Palin for advice go Newt Baby LOL

    January 18, 2012 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  3. joe

    Because choosing the biggest moron to every drool their way onto the political stage worked for John McCain... I guess desperate times call for desperate measures.

    January 18, 2012 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  4. bettyboop33

    Maybe he WILL choose Nitwit Palin to be his vice president..lol. We all know how that turned out for McCain.

    January 18, 2012 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  5. Tomo

    Sarah would make a great AG! Hahaha!

    January 18, 2012 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  6. Daniel

    HOW MUCH MORE CRAZY CAN THIS GET!! This is the funniest crap I have ever seen.......YES LET HER RUN AS VP AGAIN!!

    I love it!!!

    January 18, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  7. Pat in IL

    You've got to be kidding!!!

    January 18, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  8. Penobscot

    I wouldn't vote for either of them.

    January 18, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  9. c'mon america

    Her nickname should be the " iceberg " ( think titanic )

    January 18, 2012 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  10. Lenny Pincus

    Both of these maroons talk tough about the Bible and the word of the Lord, but Newt sure seems to ignore the precepts against gluttony with relish. And that is a choice, Newt.

    January 18, 2012 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  11. JOHN

    Gingrinch is as nutty as Palin.

    January 18, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  12. ME

    Please Lord. Let this be the ticket so I can go to bed early on election night

    January 18, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  13. Rick

    Oops. Thought this was The Onion for a minute ....

    January 18, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  14. Dan

    God help us!

    January 18, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  15. Travis

    He just lost my vote...

    January 18, 2012 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  16. hdjones

    As if people needed more reasons not to vote for Newt.

    January 18, 2012 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  17. DENNA

    Oh Gawd. Does this man seriously think he has a chance of occupying the oval office?. The only way either of these nuts will get into the White House is a servants. Go somewhere and sit down.

    January 18, 2012 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  18. and Romney wins

    poor poor Newt. with this news Romney is sure to win the nomination. =D

    January 18, 2012 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  19. Niko_in_Richmond

    I know the perfect role for Sarah Palin: dog catcher.

    January 18, 2012 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  20. NoneTheAbove

    I just LOVE this Republican clown car!

    January 18, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  21. huh?

    Well, he just ensured NO vote from me. Anyone who would even consider for a moment putting that ignorant, narcissistic lunatic in any position of responsibility shows he has very, very bad judgment.

    January 18, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  22. ned

    Heaven forbid. Romney just got my vote.

    January 18, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  23. Concerned for Newt's Sanity

    ...and yet another reason not to vote for Gingrich. Good grief.

    January 18, 2012 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  24. Cobra-212

    Just don't make her VP. She killed McCain's chances in 2008 and would doom any GOP candidate in 2012. No matter what she really is, most people view her as an airhead and that won't help win a campaign.

    January 18, 2012 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  25. Leonid Brezhnev

    I'll just slit my wrists now.

    January 18, 2012 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
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