Sarah Palin is 'vetted as anybody' to be Trump's VP, she says

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Sarah Palin is ready for vice-presidential duty, should she get the call.

Palin told CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union on Sunday that she is as “vetted as anybody in the country could be vetted” if Donald Trump wanted to select her as vice-president.


It's true that she's been vetted: John McCain selected Palin as his vice-presidential nominee in 2008.

“I think there are so many other great people out there in America who can serve in this position,” Palin said. “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 said she didn’t “want to be a burden” on the ticket because “I just want the guy to win. I want America to win.”

Palin, one of the earliest supporters of Trump, said she will be supporting Paul Ryan’s challenger in his re-election campaign after Ryan’s comments last week that he is not ready to support Trump.


“I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'Cantored,' as in Eric Cantor,” Palin said, referring to the former House majority leader who was voted out of office in 2014. “His political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people, and as the leader of the GOP, the convention, certainly he is to remain neutral, and for him to already come out and say who he will not support is not a wise decision of his.”

Trump himself appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday, saying he was “blindsided” by Ryan’s comments last week. “I like Paul Ryan. I think he's a very good guy. He called me three weeks ago, and he was so supportive. It was amazing. And I never thought a thing like this. I got blindsided by this."


It's certainly a different reaction to calling someone a "goofus."

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