One of the roles of the presidential nominee is to choose a running mate, or a vice presidential candidate. So Sarah Palin went on CNN’s State of the Union to protest a bit too loudly that she wouldn’t want to be Donald Trump‘s running mate.
When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Palin whether she would be willing to be vetted for the vice presidency, Palin fought the temptation to say, “Heck yeah!” Instead, she tried humility:
“I think I’m pretty much as vetted as anybody in the country could be vetted already. I think there are so many other great people out there in America who could serve in this position. I think if someone wanted to choose me, they already know who I am, what I stand for. They wouldn’t be in for any surprises.”
But Palin reiterated that she just wanted to help #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, and if that meant putting her political ambitions on hold, then that would be okay:
“I want to help and not hurt, and I am such a realist that I realize there are a whole lot of people out there who say, ‘Anybody but Palin.’ I wouldn’t want to be a burden on the ticket and I recognize that in many, many eyes, I would be that burden. So, you know, I just want the guy to win. I want America to win.”
But you know if Trump asked she would totally say yes.