Palin Hints at Ticket With Beck in 2012

'He's so bold,' gushes Sarah
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2009 2:58 AM CST
Updated Nov 19, 2009 5:28 AM CST
Palin Hints at Ticket With Beck in 2012
FILE - In this July 26, 2009, file photo, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks in Fairbanks, Alaska. Oh, how the tables have turned. Nervous Democrats are on defense and emboldened Republicans sense opportunity heading into 2010 and the midterm elections. It was just three years ago that the GOP lost...   (AP Photo/Al Grillo, FILE)

Duck and cover. Sarah Palin made only positive noises when asked about a possible run at the presidency with Glenn Beck as her running mate. "I can envision a couple of different combinations if ever I were to consider running for anything in the future. But Glenn Beck I have great respect for. He's a hoot. And he's so bold — I have to respect that," Palin told Newsmax.

Don't panic just yet, counsels Joan Walsh in Salon. "She will never be our president," Walsh insists. "But I can't rule out her being the 2012 Republican nominee. When you look at the charisma-free roster of likely GOP candidates, it's easy to see Palin creaming them." As for Beck, Palin's praise is "just chicken-fried red meat for her base," Walsh notes.
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