Sarah Palin thinks she would make a great secretary of the U.S. Energy Department, because as a former governor of Alaska she knows a thing or two about “oil and gas and minerals.”
But she would not stay in the job for long if she were tapped to lead the agency by Donald Trump, who has said that he would “love” someone like Palin to serve in his administration if he is elected.
“I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby,” Palin told CNN on Sunday. “And if I were head of that, I would get rid of it. And I would let the states start having more control over the lands that are within their boundaries and the people who are affected by the developments within their space.”
“So, you know, if I were in charge of that, it would be a short-term job,” Palin said.
Palin, who was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, also took a swipe at President Obama, who visited Alaska last week and chronicled the trip with photos he took himself.
She dismissed the trip as “pretty much a tourism jaunt, really” because he did not push back against a group of Chinese naval vessels that transited U.S. waters near Alaska last week.
“How about while he was up here, he had, as a president, carried a big stick, instead of a selfie stick,” Palin said.