Sarah Palin told everyone in South Carolina what she would do if she was in their shoes.  She said that she would vote for Newt Gingrich.  Now for some, they will see this as an endorsement, but for Governor Palin, it isn't.

Her reasoning is that she wants the process to go on and said that we need to have the candidate for President go through a vetting process that is more stringent than it was 4 years ago.  She says that by voting for Gingrich, it would extend things to other states so the candidates could work each other over a little bit.  After all, the last man standing will need to take on President Obama in the fall.

I can definitely see her point, but I do wonder if the vetting process that she speaks of could take a nasty turn and get people upset.  It has already as you have seen Newt Gingrich himself take an almost anti-capitalist attack against Mitt Romney.  The more that the candidates bash each other, the more damaged that the candidates will be as they head for the general election.  This does not work well when the media has had a chance to bash the candidates 6 ways to Sunday.

The call to vote for Gingrich is being treated like an endorsement, but I would not take it as that.  The process should continue, but the attack politics really needs to stop, in my opinion.