Former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin offers advice for Kamala Harris

The former Alaska governor and John McCain’s running mate from 2008 joins “GMA” exclusively to further congratulate Harris and offer her advice based on her experience.
4:52 | 08/13/20

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Transcript for Former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin offers advice for Kamala Harris
Thank you so much. Now that ABC news exclusive joining us now is governor Sarah Palin and John McCain and running mate in 2008. Thanks for being with us. I know you congratulated kamala Harris on Instagram and gave her advice based on your experience as a vice presidential candidate. Among the bits of advice you gave, don't forget the women who came before you. What should she remember about you and Geraldine Ferraro? Well, you know, I would like to think that both Geraldine Ferraro and I in our respective parties, we were able to kind of bust down some doors and show some American voters who perhaps were hesitant to believe that women are capable of doing a whole lot of things all at once, you know, I had just had a baby and my oldest son was enlisted in the army. He was headed off to his first deployment. I had a teenage daughter who was pregnant in case you didn't notice that one on the front page of "The national enquirer." Had a lot of family things going on and in addition to that, though, being able to serve the great state of Alaska as governor and Geraldine Ferraro too in her run being able to do so much in her personal life and in her political and professional life. I think we were able to show some voters again who maybe are neanderthalish in believing women aren't capable of doing a whole lot at once. We were able to prove that. Governor Palin, obviously you and senator Harris are on the opposite sides of the political what made you decide to want to reach out to her? You know, I had a great discussion with Geraldine Ferraro when I was chosen. I called her and we were able to kind of bond over, you know, this unique experience that she had had and I was ready to have. So, you know, I wish that more people, more women would have reached out to me at the time because, you know, it was a tough job, of course, running for that office. Kamala, she's more -- I think she's in a better position in terms of what to expect than I or Geraldine Ferraro back in the day because, again, you know, people have come before her to be able to run and here, you know, we see the big feminist list of women who've already come out to support her and kind of saying, hey, media, keep your hands off her when it comes to some issues that maybe you're gearing up to attack her for. Nobody did that for me. Nobody did that for Geraldine, so she has a bit of a privilege there and, you know, we'll see how she handles that, but I hope that the media will treat her candidacy not as personally rough as they treated mine because a lot of the coverage of me was quite unfair and I'm not saying that as a victim or a whiner, I'm saying that as fact, and, you know, I hope that they will treat her fairly but at the same time no kid gloves, you know, the American voter wants to know that we have the most capable people running and who will be elected regardless of gender, regardless of race. Governor Palin, you also gave a couple other bits of advice to senator Harris. You said don't get muzzled and have fun. Were you able to accomplish both in your run? I had so much fun, you know and I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was just the most -- oh, the most amazing experience to get to see America, to get to see Americans and who it is that makes this country so great. As for being muzzled, no, the folks who ran the mccain/palin campaign, they wanted to muzzle me, you know, I tried to go rogue earlier than we actually got to go rogue and let these campaign managers know, you know, I'm chosen for a reason to be able to serve based on my experience and my administrative talents and hard work, the work ethic and that that I represent and, yes, some campaign managers, they sure attempted to muzzle and for awhile there I was muzzled, so I hope that she doesn't go through that. I hope that, you know, she stands strong and reminds campaign managers, you know, you don't know any more than anybody else. Too many are in it for a business, they're in it for a season, not a reason, so hopefully she won't let them muzzle her. Well, governor Sarah Palin, we certainly appreciate you joining us today and your time this morning. Thank you for being with us. Thank you.

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