Skip to comments.Secretary of Defense Palin: Another reason to fear a Gingrich presidency (Flop sweat alert)
Posted on 01/19/2012 11:56:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Newt Gingrich has staked out a string of positions over the course of the campaign that should be enough to disqualify him from holding the nation's top political office. Gingrich can't grasp the concept of separation of powers and believes the president should overrule court decisions he dislikes willy-nilly. He's in favor of child labor and peppers his speeches with race-baiting language. About the only thing Gingrich gets right is his desire to reinvest in space research.
But this statement might resonate with voters more than any of those disqualifiers:
Certainly, shes one of the people Id call on for advice, Gingrich said in an interview with CNNs Wolf Blitzer. I would ask her to consider taking a major role in the next administration if Im president, but nothing has been discussed of any kind. And it wouldnt be appropriate to discuss it at this time.
Gingrich was speaking of his new supporter Sarah Palin, one of the most disliked public figures even in this era of general political disillusionment. Vice presidential picks rarely prove consequential, but Palin's spot on the ticket may have cost John McCain as much as two percent of the national vote in 2008, according to some political scientists. In the unlikely scenario that Gingrich wins the GOP nomination, he would be unlikely to offer that same position to Palin, but even hinting at a cabinet post for Palin should be enough to derail Gingrich in a general election.
Allen West would be preferable.
Sarah can replace Broom Hilda Solis.
so McCain loses 51-48, instead of 53-46. Big deal.
Bush’s 25% approval and the economic collapse cost McCain way more than she ever did.
Energy secretary would be great. Not sure she’d accept any position.
Claiming that Palin cost McCain votes...ha...
Sept. 13, 2008 (Bloomberg) — Senator John McCain has drawn some of the biggest crowds of his presidential campaign since adding Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to his ticket on Aug. 29. Now officials say they can’t substantiate the figures McCain’s aides are claiming.
Gov Sarah? Energy or Interior is very logical. I think EPA is under interior, and that would mean some EPA thugs would get a queasy feeling
Response: By liberals and socialists.
She is actually one of the most admired people in US politics. The MSM set out to denigrate her, but has not succeeded with those who can think, rather than follow the filtered opinion of the MSM.
Ooooh, good one.
Wow...these are so wrong on so many levels...
Actually, I know a LOT of GOP-leaning people who shied away due to Palin.
Outside the conservative movement, she’s a joke.
Actually I’d prefer Allen West as SoD.
I’m thinking West would be a prime pick for VP as well, since:
1) Hes already offered
2) Hes ideologically compatible with Newt
3) Deflates the racial narrative
4) Hes quite potent when he talks, but without the dominating personality Newt has
5) Good catch for Florida delegates
Could be a very potent team IMO. And sets up West to continue the legacy after Newts 8 years.
Only because we can't resurrect Curtis LeMay.
No, EPA is an independent agency and it’s director is a cabinet-level official. BTW, the EPA was created by President Nixon, not a Democrat.
I think Interior Secretary would be perfect.Those EPA thugs? They better get their resumes polished up. Knowing Sara they will be history,or facing criminal charges!
I LOVE Newt because he is in favor of “child labor”. It is what built me into a responsible, moral person who is capable of independence.
Zero wants to put people like my parents in prison—and my grandparents etc. ALL GREAT MORAL patriots who made America great.
These government people destroying the family-—particularly power of parents—is to destroy all the qualities that create independent, moral and responsible people—people who would state how evil sodomy is. Got to eliminate these type of people.
The type of homes that created Clarence Thomas and Thomas Sowell and Ronald Reagan and Abe Lincoln, Ben Franklin, Wright Bros., Thomas Edison, Mark Twain.
All above parents would have had their children removed and been fined and put in prison for “child abuse”.
better idea than mine.
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