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Newt Gingrich Considers Sarah Palin as Vice President
Opposing Views ^ | December 30, 2011 | Michael Allen

Posted on 12/30/2011 11:28:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

This week at a tele-town hall hosted by Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, a caller asked Newt Gingrich if he would consider choosing former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Gingrich responded by saying that Palin “is certainly one of the people you would look at” and told the caller that he is “a great admirer of hers.”

"She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, she’s somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities."

"There are also some very important Cabinet positions that she could fill very, very well. I can’t imagine anybody who would do a better job of driving us to an energy solution than Gov. Palin, for example. Tell her that she would certainly be on the list of one of the people we would consider."


TOPICS: Iowa; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; aging; gingrich; iowa; lastchance; lastfeminist; newt; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 12/30/2011 11:28:36 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I predicted she will be Newt’s Sec of Energy.


2 posted on 12/30/2011 11:30:14 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah wouldn’t take it. I’d love the ticket! But she’s too busy being left alone by the media and making money.


3 posted on 12/30/2011 11:30:44 AM PST by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like I said in my other post the more I hear from Newt, the more I understand him and the more I like him. This Tea Party person supports Newt. GO NEWT!


4 posted on 12/30/2011 11:30:44 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Touch of Death


5 posted on 12/30/2011 11:31:33 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Perdogg

Me, too. Until Newt dissolves the department!

If she wants veep again, then ENDORSE NEWT NOW, gal!


6 posted on 12/30/2011 11:32:58 AM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Perdogg

If Gingrich can somehow convince Palin to say now ahead of time that should would accept, Gingrich will run away with this race, and they’ll be elected.

Governor Palin please shake this race up, and say you’d be honored to accept that nomination.

For all of us out here who have wanted you to run. For Gingrich, who’s being slimed.

Most of all, for our beloved America.

Please think about it. This would qualify as an unconventional move.


7 posted on 12/30/2011 11:34:24 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Perdogg

I think you are right. No VP. Energy Secretary... Think Newt will push ANWR, and Sarah P will be a good one to help implement since she is from there.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 11:34:24 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Sarah to be the bridesmaid yet again?

Don’t think she will settle for this “honor” twice, unless Newt releases her to campaign freely in her own inimitable style.

In which instance, she becomes Sarah Barracuda all over again. And that usually results in blood on the floor.

Somebody else’s.


9 posted on 12/30/2011 11:34:34 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I imagine a lot of the commie freeloaders in Willow, Alaska would love to see it. Many of them made some big bucks and even achieved celebrity status during the 2008 campaign.


10 posted on 12/30/2011 11:35:17 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Whoops! That’s Wasilla isn’t it. Willow never made the big time after they decided to keep the capitol in Juneau. LOL!


11 posted on 12/30/2011 11:36:53 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh geez. My hope-level just went up a little bit.


12 posted on 12/30/2011 11:37:33 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lordy, I can see it now, The blue lipped bobble head and Hillary VS. Newt and Palin.


13 posted on 12/30/2011 11:37:42 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Perdogg

I’d like to see her as our new Secretary of Repeals.


14 posted on 12/30/2011 11:38:08 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Having Palin on Newt’s VP ticket would admittedly mitigate some of the queasiness I frankly get from the idea of Gingrich as nominee (and no, I’m not really trying to ‘slam’ Gingrich here; but I am pretty uncomfortable with him for a number of reasons).


15 posted on 12/30/2011 11:42:50 AM PST by greene66
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To: All

Palin will endorse Gingrich...

I think she would accept Sec. of Energy, because she could so a lot of great work in a sector she has enthusiasm about.


16 posted on 12/30/2011 11:43:28 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Perdogg

Sarah is back to her roots...communications and journalism. It’s what she is. She likes to be dominant and answerable to no one. That’s her weak spot.


17 posted on 12/30/2011 11:44:18 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Perdogg

I wish she would take the Energy post, rescind all of the drastic regulations then propose to dissolve the department.


18 posted on 12/30/2011 11:45:31 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She wouldn’t take it. And if she is smart, she will stay as far away from Newt as possible. HE — is the touch of death. Sarah stayed out of this election for a reason. She COULD have run for the Presidential nomination. She doesn’t need to take a run at number two again.


19 posted on 12/30/2011 11:47:14 AM PST by patriot preacher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, we already tried that. Sarah would make a decent Secretary of Interior, as limg as she eliminates 80% of its personnel and budget.


20 posted on 12/30/2011 11:49:24 AM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: BigEdLB

I predict Gov Martinez of NM will be his running mate.


21 posted on 12/30/2011 11:49:58 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: patriot preacher

Disagree.

There’s no evidence Palin has a drive to be president.

It’s been shown, she’d be willing to be VP.

I see no reason she would not run with Gingrich. I can see LOTS of upside for both of them.

And for us.

Americans. FReepers. Tea partiers.

Total win on this idea. I hope it’s true.


22 posted on 12/30/2011 11:49:58 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: BigEdLB

Please Sarah—We need you!
If you don’t run as President—run as someone’s VP
If not that—Run for Senate
If Not that—run for Congress
We need you in Washington!


23 posted on 12/30/2011 11:50:47 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: GunRunner

Yes we already tried it, and she almost single-handedly rescued McCains horrible campaign.

Let’s try that again. Absolutely.


24 posted on 12/30/2011 11:51:15 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: BigEdLB

The Department of Energy oversees nuclear power. I think you mean Interior.


25 posted on 12/30/2011 11:51:53 AM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

No thanks. The VP pick won’t be Palin.


26 posted on 12/30/2011 11:54:28 AM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: alloysteel

Will Sarah insist this time that Bambi gets vetted or will she stay silent like she did the first time?

How can she run for public office four years later when she still does not know who her boss’ opponent is?


27 posted on 12/30/2011 11:55:39 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: GunRunner

Oh well then, it’s settled.


28 posted on 12/30/2011 11:56:09 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gingrich would likely let her go after Obama where McCain muzzled her.


29 posted on 12/30/2011 11:57:57 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: 353FMG

Let me get this straight.

The entire GOP has remained meek and run active interference along with all the media and the entire chattering classes of America and the rest of the world, and you’re blaming Palin who isn’t even in a position to do anything about it, for not vetting Obama?

Did I understand that correctly?


30 posted on 12/30/2011 11:59:17 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“One of the people he would look at”—translation, he wants her supporters’ votes for the primaries.


31 posted on 12/30/2011 12:08:36 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Bigtigermike; Brices Crossroads

W00t!


32 posted on 12/30/2011 12:10:04 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Oh, I think Palin likes both governing and campaigning, and the whole ‘serving the people’ element. But she does have an almost manic aversion to the innate sleaze/corruption in politics in which one becomes ‘beholden’ to others, from Party machines to corporate interests to lobbyists to the whole ‘professional political class.’


33 posted on 12/30/2011 12:14:56 PM PST by greene66
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To: GunRunner
They have huge influence over all methods of producing energy. There are two DOE national labs one in Pa & one in WV) that do basic research in combustion-oriented fuels (coals, petroleum, natural gas, etc). The Zero administration has taken these labs off their core combustion R/D competencies has them now doing R/D on carbon sequestration (i.e., carbon trapping) to fight global warming! (That's what some of these lab guys told me at a APS conference. One of them was quite agitated, he was a world class authority on combustion physics and he was now wasting his time on nonsense!)
34 posted on 12/30/2011 12:15:47 PM PST by Reily
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To: GunRunner; BigEdLB

also, our nuclear weapons

“The Order defines and affirms the authorities and responsibilities of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for the management of the Department of Energy Nuclear Weapons Complex and emphasizes that the management of the United States nuclear weapons stockpile is the DOE’s highest priority for the NNSA and the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex. Cancels DOE O 5600.1.”


35 posted on 12/30/2011 12:23:57 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perry changes his stance on abortion and it’s a “cynical ploy” but Newt starts talking about a Palin VP slot (which she has already said she’s not interested) and some just lap it up.

It’s a cynical ploy and only convinces me more that Newt is untrustworthy. He’s embracing the Tea Party just long enough to get your vote and then he’ll dump us for his Washington cronies. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


36 posted on 12/30/2011 12:31:46 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
SMART NEWT!

Imagine that? It would be even funnier if he were to put Ron Paul as the Sectetary of the Treasury to undo all the damage Tiny Tim Geithner has inflicted on the deficit. (But we know that Run Paul would probably decline.)

37 posted on 12/30/2011 12:35:33 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think she would accept, and I don’t think Newt should make the offer.

Sec. of Energy after the election , perhaps not a bad idea. But VP and a run for the job? No.

She doesn’t need to start all of that harrassment again.
They will come after her like a welfare recipient after free cheese.


38 posted on 12/30/2011 12:37:12 PM PST by Venturer
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To: grey_whiskers

Double W00t!


39 posted on 12/30/2011 12:37:27 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Perdogg
I predicted she will be Newt’s Sec of Energy.

I predict your prediction has much merit.

40 posted on 12/30/2011 12:38:19 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WOW! What a ticket Gingrich/Palin vs. Obama/Clinton


41 posted on 12/30/2011 12:43:47 PM PST by classified
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To: classified

I like Sarah, but Newt would ne ruined in the general election. Imho.


42 posted on 12/30/2011 12:53:15 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not ever Palin could get me to vote for this ticket. Was fooled in 2008. Never again.


43 posted on 12/30/2011 12:55:30 PM PST by rintense
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To: Reily

Nuclear energy is their regulatory sphere. They wouldn’t have anything to do with opening up ANWR.


44 posted on 12/30/2011 1:16:10 PM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: Perdogg
I predicted she will be Newt’s Sec of Energy.

That would be my take also. America would be independent of foreign oil and gas in just a year.

45 posted on 12/30/2011 1:37:01 PM PST by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Newt - Palin 2012


46 posted on 12/30/2011 1:42:29 PM PST by show
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To: GunRunner

Didn’t say they did!
All I was saying that DOE does sponsor and involve itself with energy technology other then nuclear energy.


47 posted on 12/30/2011 1:44:42 PM PST by Reily
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To: patriot preacher

Why do you think Newt Gingrich is the touch of death?


48 posted on 12/30/2011 1:52:55 PM PST by SatinDoll (/O FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shrewd.

On the eve of Iowa - with all the “draft Palin” media efforts cresting - referencing her in this way could bring him some last minute support. Kind of a PR hijack, and probably not the effect Palin supporters had hoped for.


49 posted on 12/30/2011 1:54:01 PM PST by 2ndamendmentpa
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To: Reily

I was responding to a guy that said if Palin was Energy Secretary she could open up ANWR. Given her experience with non-nuclear energy, drilling rights and so forth, Interior would be her most effective post, but only if it trims the fat.


50 posted on 12/30/2011 2:54:23 PM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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