Republican chairman wants Palin to speak at convention

By David Edwards
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:13 EDT
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Reince Priebus speaks to Fox News
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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday said that he hoped that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would have a speaking role at this month’s Republican National Convention.

During an interview on Fox News, host Greta Van Susteren asked the RNC chairman if Palin would be at the podium some time before former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally accepted the nomination for president.

“I can’t make that announcement tonight, but certainly she’s great and we — I think a lot of her and hope that she does speak,” Priebus replied.

Republican officials announced speakers on Monday who included former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul would all be addressing the Republican convention.

Even Romney’s former top rival, Rick Santorum, will have a speaking role.

But when it came to former presidential candidates Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, Priebus wasn’t willing to say.

“I don’t know when that’s going to be coming out,” Priebus told Van Susteren. “I’m not at liberty to tell you that tonight.”

“I think everyone’s going to be really happy with out it comes out,” he added.

Watch this video from Fox News’ On the Record, broadcast Aug. 6, 2012.


(h/t: Political Wire)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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