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Sarah Palin emails: Ron Paul supporters saw governor as perfect VP

June 10, 2011|By Melanie Mason
  • Rep. Ron Paul and Sarah Palin speak at events during their respective 2008 campaigns.
Rep. Ron Paul and Sarah Palin speak at events during their respective 2008… (AFP/Getty Images, Associated…)

Long before Sarah Palin emerged as John McCain’s running mate, political junkies contemplated a different 2008 ticket: Paul-Palin.

Fans of libertarian Texas congressman Ron Paul emailed Palin to suggest she join his presidential campaign.  

“I thought you might be interested to know that your name surfaced in a discussion of possible vice presidential picks for Ron Paul should he prevail in the primaries,” wrote Jim McClarin of Nashua, New Hampshire, on Dec. 20, 2007.

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That same day, an Alaska-based Paul supporter, David Doyle, chimed in, suggesting Palin endorse Paul in hopes of being his VP.

“I think Sarah would be a perfect match for Dr. Paul!” he wrote.

No sign of much interest from the governor, however.  In both cases, the response was a standard form letter.

A search through the “Daily Paul,” a website for Ron Paul supporters, reveals that Palin was floated as a potential VP pick as early as September 2007.

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