Talking Points Memo reports:
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who ran with Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) in 2008, said Sunday she would run for office “again in a heartbeat.” Palin was asked about her 2008 bid by Fox News host Mark Levin during his show “Life, Liberty and Levin” Sunday and whether she was “glad” she ran for vice president.
“Oh yes, I would do it again in a heartbeat,” she told Levin. “I woulda pushed back harder on some of those who were trying to mold me into something that I was not during the campaign. I would’ve pushed back and gotten more truth out there, but heck yeah.”
More from Politico:
Palin, a supporter of President Donald Trump, also revealed the “political, practical” reasons she believes she was chosen as McCain’s vice presidential candidate.
“He probably knew that they needed someone younger, needed a female and needed a true conservative to balance everything else out,” she said. “They were smart enough to have chosen someone with a lot of administrative experience — that was my career.”
Palin’s frequent campaign stumbles, unpreparedness for the national spotlight and clashes with McCain campaign personnel were the subject of much reporting and skepticism during the 2008 race, and were depicted in the 2012 HBO film “Game Change.”
FLASHBACK: My favorite Palin music video.