Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck: 2012 Dream Ticket?
Sarah Palin isn't ruling out the possibility of running for president in 2012 with Fox News host Glenn Beck as her running mate.
The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate has said she has not ruled out the idea of making a presidential bid in '12. In an interview with the right-leaning Web site Newsmax, Palin also declined to give an unqualified "no" to the idea of a Palin/Beck ticket.
"I can envision a couple of different combinations, if ever I were to be in a position to really consider running for anything in the future, and I'm not there yet," Palin told Newsmax.
Fox News itself picked up on the Newsmax interview, and, when Palin went on the morning program "Fox & Friends" to plug her book this week, the network decided to see if the idea of Beck as a running mate had taken further root in Palin's mind.
"What are the chances that you'll run on a ticket with Fox's own Glenn Beck, as was reported earlier this week?" host Gretchen Carlson asked the former governor.
"I saw that, I saw that; he probably got a kick out of that," Palin said. "It was just a hoot, too, to hear such a thing. I don't know. We'll see, we'll see."
Courtesy of Politico, here's video of the exchange.
Palin, who has appeared on Beck's program numerous times, was Beck's first guest when his show moved from CNN's Headline News to Fox News. Judging from their past encounters, the two personalities would seem to share a governing philosophy.