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Sarah Palin: Allen West Should Be Considered For Vice Presidency In 2012

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin said Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) should be considered for the vice presidency by the 2012 GOP candidates.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin said Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) should be considered for the vice presidency by the 2012 GOP candidates.

Sarah Palin said Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) should be considered for the vice presidency in 2012.

After being asked if she'd consider the VP position during an interview with Fox News, Palin stumped for West, counting his military experience as valuable.

"You know who I'd like to see considered for the VP slot is Colonel Allen West," Palin said. "In this very tumultuous time across our world, someone who has served in our military or at least has intimate knowledge of the way the military works and should work, perhaps by having a close family member serve, someone like that."

"Colonel Allen West, who's been to the school of hard knocks, he should be the one who should be considered seriously for VP," Palin said.

Palin refused to say whether she would consider a second vice presidential run.

"It's not a no," Palin said. "What I'm saying is, if I were in a GOP presidential candidate's shoes, I would first look to Colonel Allen West."

Palin also brushed off the suggestion that she may be asked to step up for a presidential run in the case of a brokered convention.

"I'm not going to be asked," Palin said. "If it results in a brokered convention, that is nothing to fear."

Palin also discussed the current state of the GOP race, predicting that Newt Gingrich would win his home state of Georgia on Super Tuesday and calling claims that Rick Santorum's appeals to Democrats were "dirty" campaign tactics "ridiculous."

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