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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soundoff (742 Responses)
  1. Eeek!

    Watch out, Palin, you could be the next First Lady!

    January 18, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  2. LegendRx

    In the words of Herman Cain . . . "Here We Go Again"! LOL!

    January 18, 2012 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  3. Independent jim

    it would be great to see Sarah as the VP candidate ..or Secretary of State .. the entire world would then get to see how smart she really is .. really

    January 18, 2012 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  4. NiSolihp

    Birds of a flock!!! Both overtly racist and pathologically self-important. As for the Tea Party activists cheering this "ridiculous" merger, they might be well-advised to inspect the two personalities before "pledging" their allegiances. It is just a matter of time before the two personalities will clash and they will take down the entire Republican party. Mr.Gingrich has just shown a glimpse of his "cannibalising" tendencies with Rick Santorum...more to come. Well, as far as, Ms.Palin is considered less said the better.

    January 18, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  5. William dodge

    Yikes what A Bafooney he is , that's all I have to say.

    January 18, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  6. nathan hale

    Well that should be the final nail in Newt's coffin ..... what a stupid thing to say!

    January 18, 2012 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  7. David

    I hope he would ask her for advice and then do the exact opposite. I know bags of hair that have more common sense.

    January 18, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  8. just checking

    Hey Sarah, kinda like you were vetted?

    January 18, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  9. Seattle Sue

    Was Palin referring to herself or McCain when she said the candidates were not vetted far enough the last time ?

    January 18, 2012 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  10. Pat

    Well, it would give SNL, Jon Stewart and a host of comics material for months and months and months

    January 18, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  11. becky - Las Vegas

    There you have it, folks. It's official. Newt is nuts. Palin as a political advisor? Seriously she's qualified to consult on hunting rifles as she uses them but using her brain for politics? Not so much.

    January 18, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  12. Indy

    Newt has now officially told the public he found his next conquest in Palin and at the same time he lost all chances of ever being President.The biggest sign that you are at rock bottom and desperate is telling people you would hire Sarah Palin, thought Newt was smarter but just guessing his testosterone got overloaded from working so hard for his country these past couple months. He just gave the nomination away with this kind of talk.

    January 18, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  13. NC

    April Fool has arrived early.

    January 18, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  14. Lia

    Oh Lord....what can this woman do for this country to consider a possible seat at the table....this is not a dinner party....

    January 18, 2012 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  15. cs

    Biggest mistake he could make, would lose so much support with Palin involved, she is the reason I didn't vote for McCain

    January 18, 2012 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  16. guitarharry

    First! Yet another reason not to vote for Gingrich...

    January 18, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  17. Kathy

    Why not? It worked so well for McCain.

    January 18, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  18. MPAGEL

    So Newt will definitely call on Sarah and consider giving her a seat at the table. Sounds like a story about two kids in a junior high school cafeteria.

    January 18, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  19. Lisa

    He'd seriously call Palin for advice? Advice on what? How to do a book tour? How to extend your 15 minutes of fame into 60 minutes?

    This is just one more reason Romney will get the nod. It has become apparent Newt doesn't learn from history.

    January 18, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  20. Someone in Columbus

    My head just exploded with this thought.....

    January 18, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  21. GI Joe

    Why does she clench her fists so much? Real classy (not).

    January 18, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  22. Larry

    That would be just one more stupid thing to add to a growing list

    January 18, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  23. anonymous

    I thought he was doing fine up until he mentioned Sarah P. 🙁

    January 18, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  24. kimberly

    LOL! Just when you think the right wingers cant get any loonier, they pull palin outa their hat! WOW, the ego this moron has is just insane! She ruined Alaska, QUIT after only 2 years, graduated from a community college, and, well you get the idea! sarah palin is the kiss of those that have brains!

    January 18, 2012 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  25. Joe

    Well done, Newt. With one sentence you just lost all credibility. Anybody who would hop into bed with that nutbag has no business in the Oval Office. Romney vs Obama. Obama wins.

    January 18, 2012 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
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