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. joe smith

    he is too busy putting together a rebuttal, after brian ross, and the dirt bags from abc get through with interviewing his ex-wife..hatchet news from one of our finest liberal inuendo muckraking gov't press core..

    January 19, 2012 05:15 am at 5:15 am |
  2. mb2010a

    Oh, I hope so...Obama 2012.

    January 19, 2012 05:23 am at 5:23 am |
  3. Patricia

    The nails were already in the casket for this foolish man and now he has hit the nails on each head. You WON'T be POTUS Newt and Sarah won't see Russia from D.C.

    January 19, 2012 05:37 am at 5:37 am |
  4. Marry

    That qualifies as the joke of the day! No doubt, the GOP/TP IS a clown-convention!

    January 19, 2012 05:56 am at 5:56 am |
  5. Tony in Maine

    Ruh Roh

    Given Newties track record with staffers....

    January 19, 2012 05:59 am at 5:59 am |
  6. sharon

    Jumping the shark.

    January 19, 2012 06:00 am at 6:00 am |
  7. RinosRWinos

    Palin for VP? Why Gingrich would pick this political poison is beyond me. He is going to go down in flames just like McCain.

    January 19, 2012 06:01 am at 6:01 am |
  8. nancyke

    Obama for sure!!

    January 19, 2012 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  9. kit8

    Newt has been pulling out all the stops to win the Republican primary including letting Mitt dog out, lying and crying but I never expected him to sink as low as saying he would offer Palin a seat at any table including the dinner table.

    January 19, 2012 06:03 am at 6:03 am |
  10. Avram Baskin

    Newt doesn't realize that Sarah Pailin is the reason that he (or any other Republican) is NOT going to get elected. Sarah Palin is a narcissist in the clinical sense of the term. I think she's a Republican out of convenience. She belongs to a party that has two members - Sarah and Todd. She wants to be President, but she couldn't be bothered with this primary nonsense. No matter who the Republican nominee is, she is going to run a third party "tea party" campaign. She'll say something along the lines of "there is no candidate who represents real American values, so I'm reluctantly throwing my hat into the ring, because someone has to represent the American people." She'll screw up the election for the Republicans. And she'll do it because not only does she think she'll get more votes than Obama, she thinks she'll get more votes than the Republican.

    January 19, 2012 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  11. Michael MN

    I didn't realize we had a Sec for Kindergarten studys

    January 19, 2012 06:13 am at 6:13 am |
  12. TheDudeAbides

    Barf and double barf

    January 19, 2012 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
  13. Jerry

    Oh please tell me this isn't so! These two are going bonkers. I am a life-long Democrat who happens NOT to support our current president nor his administration. If these two were in the mix (Gingrich and Palin); the country would be handing a second term to our clueless/divisive president.

    Stay tuned. God help America!!!

    January 19, 2012 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
  14. Marie MD

    Please CNN even faux news doesn't stoop this low. The bimbo from AK was a has been in 2008. newter leroy has been a has been since 1994 and except for his white hair he would be lost in a crowd.
    Will she be sitting with the family after cooking and serving them dinner?
    This guy is delusional if he thinks that by invoking the she devil's name he is going to get any votes.
    The rethug party has really lost their way just as they will lose seats this year. OMG!!!!!!!!!!

    January 19, 2012 06:19 am at 6:19 am |
  15. bill

    If Sarah Palin is someone Gingrich would "call on for advice", he just lost my vote.

    January 19, 2012 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  16. sick of republican phonies

    Aw, they like each other! How thweet! It's called "quid pro quo"- you scratch my back, I'll make you a secretary of something.

    January 19, 2012 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  17. Bernard Webb

    It's like they're throwing dice. "OK, it's a three and a four, let's see, that would be Newt and Sarah." Ironically, all of the republican candidates are in fact zeroes.

    January 19, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  18. joey

    Great pair – One forced to resign and one who keeps resigning on her own – can't the GOP do a whole lot better than this?

    January 19, 2012 06:43 am at 6:43 am |
  19. Jay

    Proof Positive that A) he is off his rocker and B) that he is desparate! Only a desparate man would offer her ANYTHING – he thinks he can suck her in and get her endorsement and whatever votes she can bring to the table!
    I think I will go puke now!

    January 19, 2012 06:46 am at 6:46 am |
  20. ARTRaveler

    Grinch-ich, you have to be kidding? She sank McCain for his lack of vetting and failure to admit that this multi-time loser was totally unqualified and now the Noot suggests a "place at the table". She isn't even qualified to be the server. While she may appeal to the "know nothing" base, this isn't Alaska and it certainly brings into question the Noot's judgement.

    January 19, 2012 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  21. TomInRochNY

    This a definitive proof that Gingrich should not be allowed anywhere near the WH. Seriously, Newt? What are you sizing her up for your next affair?

    January 19, 2012 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  22. Jeanie

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.....

    January 19, 2012 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  23. Roger

    If he chooses Palin for VP, he will lose terribly. She killed it for Mccain and would do the same for Gingrich !!

    January 19, 2012 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  24. Jimbo

    The best thing about this potential ticket would be the endless fodder that Saturday Night Live would have available to them for the next four years (if Sarah doesn't decide to quit halfway through again...)!

    January 19, 2012 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  25. bossman33

    There goes his chances if he ever had any...LOL!!

    January 19, 2012 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
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