The 2008 vice-presidential nominee and ex-Alaska governor had been viewed as an intriguing possibility for Trump’s cabinet in the months before the election. Trump certainly seemed at times to channel her style of “going rogue” on the trail.
But once Trump won, it soon became clear that Palin was not likely to secure a spot in the administration.
Palin endorsed Trump early, before the Iowa caucuses. In the days after, Palin told CNN that she would be interested in leading the Department of Energy, but former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ultimately landed that slot.
She had been floated for other positions, including the open Veterans Affairs spot. But Palin has not visited Trump Tower during the transition phase and isn’t seen as likely to end up in the still-unfilled spot.
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