"She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, she’s somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities."Though some among the Paliniste continue to harbor an irrational hatred of the former Speaker, of all the announced GOP presidential candidates, he has been the most supportive of her. And, unlike some of the Janie-come-lately candidates, his appreciation of Gov. Palin is not a conveniently recent phenomenon, as this clip from the 2008 RNC Convention attests:
"There are also some very important Cabinet positions that she could fill very, very well. I can’t imagine anybody who would do a better job of driving us to an energy solution than Gov. Palin, for example. Tell her that she would certainly be on the list of one of the people we would consider."