On Tuesday, Sarah Palin told Fox News that if she could go to the polls this Saturday in South Carolina, she'd vote for Newt Gingrich, Slate reports.

But — if anyone out there is in fact waiting for her recommendation before deciding who would make the best president — it's unclear whether she actually favors Gingrich or just thinks it would be a good idea to drag things out, Obama-and-Clinton style.

"If I had to vote in South Carolina, in order to keep this thing going, I’d vote for Newt," she told Sean Hannity. "And I would want this to continue — more debates, more vetting of candidates — because we know the mistake made in our country four years ago was having a candidate that was not vetted to the degree that he should have been, so that we know who his associations and his pals represented and what went into his thinking."

Read more at Slate.

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