As if it wasn’t surreal and downright scary enough to see Sarah Palin and Donald Trump on the same stage yesterday, here’s something that should keep us all up at night with existential angst: Trump now says Palin would indeed serve a role in a Trump Administration if she wanted to. Even, he hinted, as a member of the cabinet or Vice President.
Yeah, because she did such a stellar job in that role the last time she ran with John McCain. Let’s just see, the electoral vote totals in 2008 were 365 for Obama/Biden and 173 for McCain/Palin. But she might just carry Alaska with its whopping 3 electoral votes.
On the “Today” show earlier this morning, Trump remarked:
I haven’t discussed anything with her about what she’d do, but she’s somebody I really like and I respect, and certainly she could play a position if she wanted to.
And, yes, that does indeed mean she is on the list for Veep, Trump assured everyone:
She’s been through that. Every candidate wanted Sarah — everybody. They all respect her a lot.
They do? Name five people in the GOP who respect Sarah Palin, Donald. Go ahead, we’ll wait. Yeah, didn’t think so.
Then Trump took an odd turn and said that Palin had not endorsed him in return for consideration in a cabinet-level position if he happened to be elected:
She never said, ‘Gee, I’d like to do this, I’d like to do that.’ She never made a deal, like so many people want to try to make deals. She just said, ‘I really like what’s going on. It’s an amazing thing. I’ve never seen anything like it in politics.’
Of course, even if she had endorsed as part of a quid pro quo deal with Hamster Head, neither would ever admit it, because then they’d both been seen as the massive phonies and hacks they truly are. But what Trump needs to consider is that Palin endorsing you is the kiss of death. It might bolster him in ultra conservative Iowa, but down the road it’s gonna come back and bite him squarely on the butt.
In case you missed it, here’s Palin’s endorsement of Trump:
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