Newsmax.com - Palin Dodges Talk of Running for Governor Again
Monday, June 15, 2009 3:20 PM
By: Jim Meyers Article Font Size
Alaska Gov. Sarah has fueled speculation that she'll seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 by declining to say — at least for now — whether she will run for re-election in Alaska next year.
Asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer if she definitely plans to run for re-election, Palin said: "I'm not definitely going to do anything yet.
"What I'm trying to get done for Alaska right now is to get that Alaska [natural] gas line built. We need those energy sources flowing through North America. That's what my focus is. That and raising my family, doing those good things that we need done up there in Alaska. That's my focus."
Blitzer asked: "So, no decision yet on either 2010 or let alone 2012, is that right?
The former GOP vice presidential candidate responded: "No decision that I'd want to announce today."
Running for re-election would be "a move unlikely for someone seeking the White House," CNN observed.
According to the Los Angeles Times, "other Alaskan politicians are positioning themselves for a governor's bid should she drop out."
Asked by Blitzer for her thoughts on President Barack Obama, Palin said she thinks he is "growing government way too quickly."
What does this mean? Does it mean that if she decides to run again that she will go unchallenged? 2010 is only a year away. Why would she not want to make the statement that she is or is not running again?
Is she talking about the same pipeline that she was touting on the campaign trail as one of her major accomplishments in Alaska?
Has the building of this pipeline even started yet?
How can she pay attention to these things when she is squabbleing with a Television comedian?