Palin eyes Energy secretary job in Trump Cabinet

Greg Nash

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday she could see herself serving as Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's support among white Protestant Republicans ticks up Lewandowski: Clinton ad on Trump Scotland trip 'completely false' Trump 'absolutely' qualified to be president, GOP rep says MORE’s Energy secretary, declaring that “energy is my baby.”

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But she said her tenure might be short-lived since she wants to eliminate the federal Energy Department entirely.

“I think a lot about the Department 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, for us to import their -- their resources,” Palin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I think a lot about the Department of Energy. And if I were head of that, I'd get rid of it,” she added. “And I'd 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 states.

“So, you know, if I were in charge of that, it would be a short-term job, but it would be a -- it would be really great to have someone who knows energy and is pro-responsible development to be in charge.”

Trump, the 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner, has said he would like to have someone of Palin’s stature serving in his Cabinet.

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