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17 November 2009

Palin goes on Oprah to hint at bid for presidency

"Not on my radar -- right now"

By James Macintyre


Democrats — and President Obama — um, beware.

Sarah Palin, the somewhat gaffe-prone former governor of Alaska and Republican vice-presidential candidate, has appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show to offer a non-denial denial of wanting the presidency.

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“I don’t know what I’m going to be doing in 2012 [the year of the next presidential contest],” she said. [Running for president is] not on my radar screen right now.” So, that’s it, then. She wants to go for it.

The motives behind her mysterious governorship resignation are now looking a little clearer. But, given her performance as running mate to John McCain last year, it should really be the Republicans quaking in their boots.


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