(CNN) – Sarah Palin said, “I love that Donald Trump does go rogue,” She’s always been a supportive, “I’m on Trump’s side.”
Now Sarah Palin has made it official, “Our next president of the united states, Donald J. Trump.”
Last fall, I asked the former Alaska governor about a potential cabinet position with Trump, who had praised her, “is there a particular area you think would line up best with your strengths, a position you would want to serve in?”
“That’s a great question. I think a lot about the department of energy, because energy is my baby, oil and gas and minerals, those things that god has dumped on this part of the earth for mankind’s use. I think a lot about department of energy. And if I were head of that, I would get rid of it,” Palin said.
The bigger question now is whether Palin’s endorsement will make a difference.
“He got the endorsement of Sarah Palin. Yeah. When he heard, John McCain said, well, then you’re all set,” said Conan O’Brien.
Conan O’Brien aside, for those candidates running against Trump, Palin’s support during their congressional campaigns was no joke.
“Sarah Palin jumped in early and supported Rand Paul. She supported Marco Rubio. Let me tell you something. I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if not for governor Sarah Palin,” said Ted Cruz.
Congress is full of Palin beneficiaries, including Arizona’s Jeff Flake and Iowa’s Joni Ernst. According to data from open secrets, of the congressional candidates who received the most money from Sarah Palin’s PAC since 2010, about two-thirds have won their seats.
“It is a major, major endorsement. You know she’s kind of like the anti-establishment candidate,” said Eric Trump.
Can this famous friend of the underdog, really boost the current top dog? In a conversation that we had with Sarah Palin last month, she seemed clear that she identified with trump in the way the republican establishment sneers at him.
Meanwhile, trump says he doesn’t think Palin would be interest in becoming his running mate if he’s the republican nominee.
He says Palin hasn’t brought the matter up with him, but he’d be open to her being part of his administration.
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