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Palin again talks up Rep. Allen West as VP candidate

Sarah Palin continues to push for Rep. Allen West as a 2012 vice presidential candidate, calling him a "rogue" choice for the GOP.

"When I talk about going rogue, what I want to do is encourage the GOP nominee to not think that they have to go with somebody necessarily safe," Palin said on Fox News' "Hannity" Tuesday night following the Wisconsin, Maryland and District of Columbia primaries.

"I love that (West) has that military experience. He is a public servant willing to serve for the right reasons. He understands the Constitution. He understands our national foreign policy issues that must be addressed," Palin added.

Palin earlier pitched West, R-Fla., as a possible VP candidate in March. 

The topic of picking a GOP vice presidential candidate was also mentioned when Palin co-hosted the "Today" show Tuesday morning, but she did not mention West's name. 

"What I would advise the nominee, Mitt Romney, or whomever the nominee is: Don't necessarily play it safe and do just what the GOP establishment expects them to do," Palin said. "It doesn't matter if that person has national level experience or not, they're gonna get clobbered by the lamestream media who does not like the conservative message." 

Asked on Fox News Tuesday night about Sen. Marco Rubio as a possible VP candidate, Palin did not dismiss the idea. "He's great, too," she said. "It's exciting to consider the choices that we have to put up in contrast with what it is we have been living with for three years under the Barack Obama regime."