On Wednesday night’s Late Late Show on CBS, when host Craig Ferguson asked guest Wolf Blitzer of CNN’s The Situation Room if he thought Sarah Palin is "gone" now, Blitzer cracked that Palin would provide Ferguson with "a lot of material" as she will still be active publicly. After the two were talking about whether the CNN anchor sometimes finds something "really funny" while he is doing the news, Ferguson cracked that the former Alaska governor is "quite funny," evoking audience laughter, and asked about her future. Ferguson: "Hey, what about Sarah Palin, talking about "quite funny"? Do you think she's gone? Do you think that's it?"
Blitzer responded: "No, she’s not gone. We’ll be seeing a lot of her. She’s going to be writing a book. She’ll be doing speeches. She’ll be on TV. You’re going to have a lot of material. ... If you need material, you’ll have it."
Below is a complete transcript of the discussion of Palin between Blitzer and Ferguson from the Wednesday, August 5, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS:
CRAIG FERGUSON: Do you ever get the giggles on the news? [AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] Do you ever like the story and go, "Oh, God, this is just stupid"?
WOLF BLITZER: Sometimes it gets really funny, yeah, yeah, sometimes. Not often. Mostly serious.
FERGUSON: Hey, what about Sarah Palin, talking about "quite funny"? [AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] Do you think she’s gone? Do you think that’s it?
BLITZER: No, she’s not gone. We’ll be seeing a lot of her. She’s going to be writing a book. She’ll be doing speeches. She’ll be on TV. You’re going to have a lot of material.
[AUDIENCE LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]
FERGUSON: It’s reassuring.
FERGUSON: It’s certainly reassuring.
BLITZER: If you need material, you’ll have it.
FERGUSON: Oh, I need more than material, but material would be a place to start. Yeah, it would be lovely. Yeah. So you think she’s going to do all that, you think she’s going to run for office again?
BLITZER: She might. She’s still only, what, 44 or 45 years old?
FERGUSON: I would never comment on a lady’s age.
BLITZER: Yeah. She’s still young. She’s got many years ahead of her. I wouldn’t rule it out.
FERGUSON: What about Alaska? She’s out of, she’s done with Alaska, isn’t she?
BLITZER: No, she’s not done with Alaska. No, she was governor. I don’t think she’s going to run again in Alaska, but you never know.
FERGUSON: She didn’t even finish the first time.
BLITZER: You never say never. No, she didn’t finish, yeah.