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. macrasta

    and they say Gingrich is smart............Palin??? ok.. whatever...

    January 18, 2012 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  2. carlos

    Pole Dancer at White House functions....hehehehe

    January 18, 2012 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  3. mk1

    Oh God help us!!!!!

    January 18, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  4. jparker77

    I would give Palin a very big seat at the table if ellected president. How many more reasons do people need to know that the GOP is not playing with a full deck? Obama 2012.

    January 18, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  5. Art Barnes

    God will Bless America once again if this happens, her VP and him President. ab

    January 18, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  6. Matt

    If this doesn't convice you to vote for someone else there is something wrong with you. This is like saying "Hey Capt. Francesco Schettino I have a cruise ship I need help with."

    January 18, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    Useless story.

    January 18, 2012 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  8. wide-eyed

    Had to re-read this one because I thought I had it wrong.....nope.

    January 18, 2012 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  9. Ken_In_ATL

    I know Gingrich is trying to survive past S.C. but he is sure to lose votes by putting Sarah "Know Nothing" Palin anywhere near his or any administration. She's good for firing up rallies, end of story.

    January 18, 2012 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  10. RichardR

    Gingrich-Palin: an easy victory for Obama. Well, OK, Gingrich-anybody: an easy victory for Obama.

    January 18, 2012 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  11. Noodle Nose Johnson

    Yikes! I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

    January 18, 2012 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  12. freedog

    As a Republican and a conservative that speaks for most in my party I'd like to apologize for Sarah Palin. She's had her 15 minutes, she's made her 25, PLEASE, just go away. The woman doesn't have a unique intellectual thought of her own, and even if she did, she couldn't communicate it. The best thing she could do right now is go hide until after next November. She has ZERO influence these days, anyway.

    January 18, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  13. Please no...

    If there's any intelligence in the GOP at all, please realise that Palin is a disaster and you don't want anything to do with anyone that caters to her.

    January 18, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  14. Laura518

    Oh, I bet Sarah is eating this up. She is too stupid to know he is saying this to get votes! Then if he is elected, he will ignore her. Although he won't be president.....this is one of the most immoral men that has been in politics.

    January 18, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  15. yogi

    The staggering dumbness in the GOP!
    Of course Gingrich never will make it to the presidency, but just imagine Palin in the cabinet! The joke of the century!
    Obama 2012

    January 18, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  16. Val in MA

    Let's just say Newt is NOT going to be the Republican nominee so he can quit fantasizing about the White House. Newt's ego is too great and his baggage is too extensive – he has snowball's chance of winning in general election. After his disappointing loss in SC on Saturday, will Newt be "bold" enough to fold his tent and get out of the way? I hope so because I am truly tired of listening to him already.

    January 18, 2012 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  17. Slightly Left of Center

    Will it be a bidet? A Lazy Boy? Maybe a high chair!!

    January 18, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  18. ed fl

    Looks like NEWT is looking for his latest new Mate. he couldn't be trusted in a Convent.

    January 18, 2012 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  19. Larry L

    Does Sarah Palin type? I'll bet she can answer the phone and schedule appointments. If she can stay young-looking for a few more years she might make President Newt a good secretary. "President Newt".... I just threw up a little...

    January 18, 2012 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |

    Sarah in Newt's Cabinet? I didn't know there was a Department of Bimbos.

    January 18, 2012 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  21. jimnot999

    Anyone who would call Palin for advice is clearly not someone I would vote for, and not just for president.

    January 18, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  22. timz

    I'm afraid that Newt's brilliant intellect can only be found in the same alternate universe where Al Gore's brilliant debating skills are on display. . . *SIGH*.

    January 18, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  23. naggingmoose

    Just cut your throat now if Palin is anywhere near!

    January 18, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  24. Robyn

    Full speed ahead for the
    Bozo-Barbie express.
    Toot ! ! ! Toot ! ! !

    January 18, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  25. donna

    Gingrich is all talk and no bite. Besides, he's too volatile. People see through him when there's time to take his words under consideration, but then he delivers these fighting ZINGERS in the debates and conservatives go crazy over him. And then when things cool down they remember why he lost his popularity in the first place, and decide on another candidate.

    Besides, no one in power takes him seriously. His last notion was to have Mr.Bolton serve as his V.P. and Mr.Bolton thought so highly of Gingrich that he endorsed Mitt Romney.

    January 18, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
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