Sarah Palin On Running: “In A Heartbeat”

( Sarah Palin might soon find herself in the mix of national politics once again.

The former Republican governor of Alaska and vice president candidate said she’d be “humbled and honored” if she were to be chosen to replace U.S. Representative Don Young, who passed away last week.

At 88 years old, Young was the oldest serving member of Congress. He served as the lone representative for Alaska since way back in 1973.

Speaking with Newsmax recently, Palin talked about the now vacant seat and what she would do if she were asked to be the replacement. She said:

“If I were asked to serve in the House and take his place, I would be humbled and honored. In a heartbeat, I would. We will see how this process goes in filling that seat. It would be an honor.”

Whoever seeks to get the nomination from the GOP would have to go through a whirlwind of elections in the coming months. Over a five-month span, the candidate would have to be victorious in a special election first. Then, they would have to make it out of the GOP primary. Finally, they’d have to succeed in the general election later this year.

The Alaska GOP said it would focus on the legacy of Young in the coming days, and that it wouldn’t turn its attention to a replacement for Young just yet.

Democrat Chris Constant, who launched a campaign for Alaska’s House seat in February, said conversations are “undoubtedly” happening behind the scenes at the moment. As he commented:

“Anyone worth their salt is doing scenario planning right now, figuring out who’s in and what that means.”

It’s uncertain whether the Alaska GOP would ask Palin to replace Young in Congress, but it certainly seems she’d be willing and able to do the job if she were asked.

Palin has certainly been a critic of the Biden administration recently. In her interview with Newsmax, she took aim at the White House’s energy policies, saying:

“Some people, certainly not in the White House, are aware of what petroleum products are, what transportation costs affect when it comes to supply chain. [But] because of their lack of education or purposeful destruction of so many sectors of the economy, they certainly look to blame somebody else.”

She also quickly shot down the rhetoric the Biden administration was touting that Russian President Vladimir Putin was solely to blame for the rising gas prices. She commented:

“Americans do not believe at all when Jen Psaki (the White House press secretary) and the president try to point the finger at another world leader for the economic problems we’re having because of their policies shutting down our own development of the God-given resources we have untapped in America.”

What Palin is referring to is the fact that Alaska has plenty of natural resources that remain untapped, but the Biden administration is apparently unwilling to ramp up domestic production of oil despite gas prices being so high.