Jansing and Co | February 19, 2013
>>> they're back! arguably the two most recognizable and polar opposite in politics. hillary is hitting the speaking unit and will make paid appearances in april or may. sarah palin who lost her lucrative gig to fox news is coming back to washington and speak at cpac next month. joining me to talk about it emily and david winston who was senior adviser to speaker of the house , john boehner . let's start with hillary clinton . politico reports she has this, you know, agent she is going to start getting out there. in a way, it kind of takes her out of the political fray of washington . a good move if she is trying to set herself up for 2016 and keep herself in a controlled way?
>> absolutely keeping her out there but it goes to an interesting point. women do still need to work to constantly keep themselves relevant if they want to set themselves up for their next move. secretary clinton come off an unbelievable four years. i think if you count up all of the time she spent traveling it's over 86 days or something like that. 1,700 meetings across the world. she has had an unbelievably four years and needs to keep herself relevant and this is a great way to do it.
>> in addition to speaking, hillary clinton is also saying that she plans to write another memoir. this will focus on her time as secretary of state. as i'm sure you know she had the other memoir before running in 2008 . does this strike you in any way as a 2016 strategy?
>> i think the way she will approach it. my expectation is that she will probably get in the race and i think both in terms of doing these speeches and writing the memoir, it's the process of her, one, putting together her basic stump speech in terms of the speaking engagements and how she wants to move forward. i think you're going to watch that evolution occur. i would suggest this is a critical period for her as she begins to think through the strategic moves.
>> sarah palin is speaking at c-pac and here is what she said last year when she headlined that same conference.
>> this november we are going to take back the senate and we are going to fortify the house! be aware, washington ! tea party patriots are alive and well ! this time next year, we will have a true conservative in the oval office !
>> david, where do you think she fits into the republican party right now? obviously, she is rile up a crowd but how politically relevant is she?
>> i think you get to the crux. clearly the ending of the contract with fox is a major step in terms of what is occurring to her public voice and think what she does at c-pac and defines what her voice is going to be is personal based. is she going to focus on some content? i think this speech is a critical speech for her in terms of where she goes and in terms of the discourse.
>> do you think this is critical for her? is she in sort of a crisis period, having lost her biggest platform, emily ?
>> oh, absolutely. you have to -- you got to respect a hustle when you see a good one. she has had a really amazing career based on the fact she didn't finish out one term as governor. so if she lost the biggest platform to go on to the next one, i think this is a great move for her.
>> all right. emily tess and david winston , thanks to both of you.