The suggestion in the RCP article that Palin could endorse Gingrich is particularly interesting given the former Speaker’s career path over the past twelve years. As the article notes, Palin has been railing against “crony capitalism and the permanent political class” in recent speeches and commentary. And yet, the former Speaker has profited handsomely as a member of that political class since leaving office. From the article:
as a fixture of the Washington establishment who was first elected to Congress in 1978, Gingrich might be seen in some ways the epitome of that “permanent political class,” and questions about the $1.6 to $1.8 million he reportedly received in consulting fees from mortgage giant Freddie Mac is just one issue that could make Palin think twice before lending him her support.