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It's the end of an -- Geraldine Ferraro has died losing her battle with cancer she did make history she became the first woman to run for vice president.
Under major US party ticket.
And my next guest knows better than just about anyone what that's like because she was the first Republican woman to do so.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin joins us now on the phone Governor Palin thanks for taking time for us today.
Alec thank you so much -- it's an honor to be able to -- in -- -- here I'm.
-- -- -- the end of an era but at the same time even at the open doors that she has provided all women -- it is pretty profound about and the end.
So proud to have known her.
And I remember on election night you spent time with her she was very active in the process of covering.
This particular election that we both participate in as well and and she have strong feelings about the direction she wanted this country to go in in the role that women should play what what how do you describe that.
Well you know we disagreed on how -- some aspect of our politics of course but certainly agreed on.
-- -- that women have had.
The appreciation that we have here in America.
-- Everyone is to be treated equally and I keep you progressed -- accomplished based on your own merit not on not on gender we -- that.
It agreement and what Geraldine and I -- really.
And competence and it is certainly she embraces the idea.
The pioneering spirit that America is all -- To be crying in here means you go before others that you prepare the weight and that's what Geraldine -- in expecting.
Back in 84 for the Democrat ticket.
And -- so.
Old it and that acceptance.
Knowing that her life would change forever knowing that should be under such great scrutiny she she accepted it would Greece.
And with that we win dumb and with that can ask that he -- plowed through the many things that debt to have allowed.
The rest the last to be able to progress because.
Standing on her shoulders but I just can't see enough good things about what is it that she accomplished.
-- I have to agree class wisdom grace all of those things and she always had time to give the word of advice -- word of encouragement yet she was struggling herself.
Particularly with cancer which is a tough battle.
And she did that in the same way.
Why do you think she chose to stay involved in the process did she feel she was making a change for the better.
I'll bet -- she did feeling that she was making a change.
That the opportunities that have been provided heard the blast scene that had been provided Hershey is gonna turn all that -- out to continue to help other people.
Not feel sorry for -- -- as.
It as victim in any sense of the word.
But to be able to use these opportunities.
To continue to open doors for women and not -- look at the other.
Aspect of her life that were made public there which he.
When she had camp after she went out Perez and advocate for cancer victim letting them know that they could have hoped that they needed to be advocate for themselves -- Even that part of her life that was made very public -- She wasn't.
Self focused she would always out there trying to help others opened more doors trying to make this world a better place.
Do you think she believed some -- we would have a woman president.
Yeah and we talked about at GE and she and I -- without.
I'm excited expectation that certainly explain how tough as I believe our glass ceiling will be shattered -- -- have a a woman -- president of the United States of America and we're both excited about the.
And we're looking at the -- have you allowed during our coverage.
In 2010 and together.
And and even though you did disagree on politics in certain areas the camaraderie.
Choose a team player no doubt about it when she came in here she embraced everybody.
And let her opinions be known in a way that even if he didn't agree you wanted to hear which he had to say what an interesting woman wouldn't say.
So interest and though it fiery -- -- it's just spirit that across the political aspect term all of us happy.
The utmost respect for Geraldine Ferraro told about who understood.
What it is -- Cop she what she acted but the crew in order to get to where she lets you know being the first Italian American -- -- -- charity.
National ticket and and obviously first female I have.
-- -- We -- understand.
What it is that.
Would she put -- which cubic issued under Greek as scrutiny and critics immediately -- attacked her rapid rise to leadership.
And that she she -- -- it all as I said with great ads that pop up so much with two very good example.
Governor it seems to me as the mother of daughters which you are.
There's some advice.
That you and gained from her that you can pass along -- -- she certainly someone that I would hold up as a role model for young woman when you.
Absolutely I talk to Bristol are ready this morning I called her and talked to her about this -- Jamie in in my life I do like to -- -- Female role models who again perhaps not Ed green on every issue but -- green on the big picture and that is.
-- right and and eat quality yet.
Work ethic and character being the criteria that we should all -- terms of a judge Keenan and -- providing an opportunity to allow someone to progressed to its work ethic it.
It -- director it's not -- She saw what and that's what Geraldine believed it and keep you born on woman's equality day I think that's providential.
She was a woman who does something that I believe more women can do and be rewarded.
Spiritually even by doing -- and that's reaching behind in helping other women along.
I just remember her talking to me about being a young lawyer and how she was able to help people -- life and how it led to a career in politics so devoted to public service.
Does it makes -- even more committed in your desire personally to serves the public good.
When you look at her life on a day like today that is sad at the same time you say inspiring.
It -- because it isn't.
Fiery and it is all about the pioneering spirit that built America taking bold steps to accomplish great being.
By dates to hardships that you you know you're going to be anticipating.
They're out there but despite that and it.
It seems like your priest stepped -- Geraldine life.
She -- a lot of hardship but yet she plowed through and she was able to paint away for others Sheen went before she prepared the way.
And she did she did she she certainly has left an incredible legacy former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Who knows very well what it's like to be a vice presidential candidate thank you for being with us.
Geraldine Ferraro we remember her with love and respect.
On this day.
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