No, he’s not looking for his fourth wife — at least not yet. After she said she would vote for him in South Carolina — but, bizarrely, only there — Newt said if he’s elected, he wants Sarah Palin to play a “major role” in his administration.
“Gov. Palin is somebody who I think was a very good reform governor. She was extraordinarily effective negotiating with big oil. She did a good job in the state of Alaska. I think she’s a very articulate leader of the tea party conservative movement. I was honored and delighted last night when she said if she were in South Carolina, she’d vote for Newt Gingrich. I hope everybody who likes her decides she’s right. And I hope they vote for me.“Certainly, she’s one of the people I’d call on for advice. 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. And it wouldn’t be appropriate to discuss it at this time.
“I’m just delighted that she and Todd have been both of them so supportive of my candidacy. And they recognize that, you know, I’m a tea party Reform conservative. I’m not part of the Washington establishment. And I think that’s the signal that her endorsement last night really sends.”
I’ll let you finish laughing about him claiming not to be part of the Washington establishment. I mean, if the former speaker of the house turned lobbyist is not a Washington insider, who the hell could possibly be? Done laughing? Good. Now you can start laughing at the fact that he thinks Sarah Palin would actually want to do a job when she’s already getting paid a fortune to do nothing.