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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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Sarah Palin • South Carolina • TV-The Situation Room
soundoff (742 Responses)
  1. Jeff

    Newt already fishing for his next wife? Did he not see what Palin did to McCain's chances for the presidency?

    January 19, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  2. yellow5

    Ah, going for the Dumb/Dumber ticket I see.

    January 19, 2012 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  3. Tylenol666

    Desperation at its prime,, my gold fish needs a major role too,, lool

    January 19, 2012 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  4. jerad

    Holy God no... Palin is the dumbest woman in America. Poor GOP doesn't have a chance in hell.

    January 19, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  5. Mark

    I'll definitely vote for any ticket NOT including Palin! This lady is dumb and evil, a dangerous combo.

    January 19, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  6. cody

    Oh no. Here we go again.

    January 19, 2012 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  7. TheLord

    LMAO, scraping the barrell, never have I seen as many clowns in one compaign...

    January 19, 2012 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  8. cocop

    I have not decided for any candidate but it gave me a clear idea that at least I am not for Gingrich. A desperate old man tries anything to win. Palin contributes comment to Fox to support for Gingrish b/c that seems that this is her last resort to stay in a spot light in her future. Her comments in Fox is always basically to retaliate to Obama from her loss in the past and to gain any benefit to herself, far away from political analysis. Her analysis is equivalent to a prostitute commenting to support her contributor.

    January 19, 2012 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  9. Oldie in TampaBay

    PERFECT! They are made for each other! Fortunately there is NO CHANCE Newt is going to get anywhere near the office he is seeking!

    January 19, 2012 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  10. nono

    he would probably have an affair with palin.

    January 19, 2012 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  11. Joe citizen abroad

    There goes the neighborhood.

    January 19, 2012 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  12. Squigman

    Pull the plug. Shut it down. No need to go forward. The ships been scuttled, and it's taking on hugh amounts of water. Soon the bow, will hit the bottom, followed by the stern. The metaphoric give and take could go on, forever.

    January 19, 2012 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  13. Mark

    Wow....yeah i will pass, she doesnt deserve to be anywhere in power ever!!!

    January 19, 2012 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  14. DixonIV

    Palin must be running out of money again...Newt must be finally losing his mind. What a completely dsfunctional government we would have with those two self serving people in charge of the worst Congress ever. God help us.

    January 19, 2012 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  15. Susan Booth

    Newt is now officially certifiable. Where's the straight jacket?

    January 19, 2012 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  16. Texan

    Advice for what? The best view points of Russia?

    January 19, 2012 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  17. Sirned

    Sarah in Newts cabinet? Too funny! There goes Newts chances ......Saturday Night Live all over again..

    January 19, 2012 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  18. mommazona

    Ah, Sarah Palin, the kiss of death for any politician seeking the presidency.

    January 19, 2012 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  19. mommazona

    Please pick Sarah Palin so that Obama can win again.

    January 19, 2012 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  20. pete green

    The position he has in mind is court jester.
    Gingrich may be a lot of things. but stupid isn't one of them. No one in their right mind would want that pariah on their ticket, on their cabinet or working for their campaign.

    January 19, 2012 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  21. yay!

    that will be a big fail and it's never, ever gonna happen so go us!

    January 19, 2012 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  22. I just puked in my mouth

    need I say more!

    January 19, 2012 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  23. hwy9

    Perfect. Please dear God let Newt win the nomination. A Gingrich ticket tied to Palin will guarantee an Obama win. Go Newt!

    January 19, 2012 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  24. J

    Adding here automatically, by default takes any consideration I had of voting for him and making it nil. She is plain bad juju.

    January 19, 2012 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  25. Maggie

    Since that worked so well for Alaska or McCain. What a rio.

    January 19, 2012 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
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