If He Wins, Sarah Palin Will Accept Trump’s Invitation To Be Energy Secretary

Imagine saying ‘President Donald Trump’ for the next four years. Scary, right? Now, imagine saying ‘Secretary of Energy Sarah Palin.’

This would be the ultimate Twilight Zone episode.

However, if Trump’s xenophobic populism entices enough voters, this could be a reality. With his poll numbers on the rise, along with Ben Carson’s, the prospect of a non-career politician being President of the United States is a very real reality.

When Trump, who referred to Palin as a “really special person” said he would “love” to have her serve in his Presidential cabinet should he win, he really wasn’t joking. If he was joking, Sarah Palin certainly doesn’t know that.

The former Governor of Alaska and failed 2008 Vice-Presidential nominee sees herself serving as Trumps Secretary of Energy, because “energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind’s use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations.”

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, when asked what her first order of business would be, Palin claimed she would shut down the Department of Energy for good, saying:

“It would be a short-term job, but it would be… really great to have someone who knows energy and is pro-responsible development to be in charge.”

This is the same interview in which she said people of different ethnic backgrounds living in the United States should “speak American.” Being smart isn’t going well for Palin this week (but when has it ever?).

If there is one solid reason why America should not elect Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, look no further than who he will have in his Cabinet (Ann Coulter is rumored to be Secretary of Homeland Security).

When a presidential candidate refers to Sarah Palin as “tough and smart and just a great woman,” Americans should run away a quickly as possible. Andy Borowitz was absolutely right: Donald Trump really owes Sarah Palin, because he would never be a Presidential contender today if she had not so effectively lowered the bar in 2008.

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