Newt Gingrich Says He’d Ask Sarah Palin To Take A ‘Major Role’ In His Administration

Source: Huma Khan / ABC News

A day after winning a partial endorsement from Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich said today he would ask the former governor of Alaska to play a “major role” in his administration should he make it to the White House.

“Certainly, she’s one of the people I’d call on for advice,” Gingrich said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “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.”

Gingrich, who saw his popularity in South Carolina jump sharply after Monday night’s debate, also praised the Tea Party movement.

“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,” the former speaker said. “And I think that’s the signal that her endorsement last night really sends.”

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