Courtesy of the Guardian:
Palin was interviewed on CNN’s State of the Union, where she said she would support Ryan’s primary opponent.
“I think Paul Ryan is soon to be ‘Cantored’, as in Eric Cantor,” she said, alluding to the former Republican House leader who was knocked out of his seat in 2014 by a more conservative candidate.
“His political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people,” she said. “And yeah, 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.
“If the GOP were to win [the general election] now, that wouldn’t bode well for his chances in 2020, and that’s what he’s shooting for,” she said, adding that Ryan’s decision “kinda screws his chances for the 2020 bid”.
I found it interesting that Palin was unwilling to pile on asked about Trump's attacks on Hillary Clinton as being an "enabler" who supporter her husband's infidelities. It seemed as if she was finally becoming aware that her own marital issues might be raised if she went after Hillary and Bill.
If true that shows some actual growth.
As does this next part possibly.
Courtesy of Raw Story:
“I think I’m pretty much as vetted as anybody in the country could be vetted,” Palin told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“I think there are so many other great people out there in American that could serve in this position.”
“I think if somebody wanted to choose me, they already know who I am, what I stand for,” she added. “They wouldn’t be in for any surprises.”
But Palin acknowledged that she also came with baggage.
“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,'” the former VP nominee admitted. “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.”
I think that Palin's statement "I want to help and not hurt" is also an indication that she realizes she is done in politics, and that she has to be careful what she says because her life, and her family's life, is so rich with potential tabloid fodder.
I don't want to give Palin TOO much credit here but it does appear that she is finally noticing that her life is essentially a burned out crater and that she has little to offer any candidate or political organization at this point.
Of course she is also addicted to the limelight so if somebody like Jake Tapper offers her a spot on a Sunday morning show she is certainly not going to say no.
And I imagine the same is true if Donald Trump really was ignorant enough to choose her as his VP.