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Sarah Palin Hits the Postelection Interview Circuit

TV journalists have been striking the Sarah Palin iron while it's hot. Last night FOX News aired Palin's first postelection interview, after Greta van Susteren traveled to Alaska to debrief with Palin. And this morning, Sarah's chat with Matt Lauer aired on the Today show.

Speaking with Greta, Palin indicated that she would leave the decision to run for president in 2012 up to God. She said:

Faith is a very big part of my life. And putting my life in my creator's hands — this is what I always do. I'm like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I'm like, don't let me miss the open door. . . . And if there is an open door in (20)12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I'll plow through that door.

And regardless of her propositions for 2012, Palin believes the 2008 campaign trail wrapped up without any bitter loose ends. She told Matt Lauer this morning that: “I have nothing but honor and admiration and love for him and for his family. And I think that that is mutual. In fact, I talked to him just today, again — and [we’re] touching base nearly every day."

Now that the election is one week behind us, do you think we can put Sarah Palin behind, or has her time in the spotlight just begun?


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laceykk23 laceykk23 8 years
i cant wait for her go away! im not surprised though that she is talking to anyone and everyone, people want to know and she clearly wants to be heard on every news station possible. the family members i feel the most bad for is the kids, dragging them in front of the camera after being dragged around for the past two months has to be alot for them to handle. i also wish that people would cool it on the 2012 talk, the country just got done with a 2 year campaign and i think that everyone should just sit back and relax.
ceej ceej 8 years
But she isn't a joke when 68% of republicans are in favour of her running. In my opinion and my opinion only. I think they have been thoroughly duped. The base is lured by the anti gay/abortion/keep your guns promise while what really happens under Republican rule is the rich just keep getter richer.
coffeeteawrecks coffeeteawrecks 8 years
She is so hungry for attention. However, I have a feeling she will dig her own grave with her inability to keep her mouth shut. She is such a joke.
stephley stephley 8 years
It's not inane to follow your faith; it is inane to say things like you'll leave a decision to run for president of the U.S. up to God.
ceej ceej 8 years
I think invoking gods name when you are talking about running for the office of President is inane.
She did say she's "putting my life in my creator's hands." I tend to cringe when I hear or read statements like that. Is there something particularly special about her that God will "show her the way" and not others who have repeatedly prayed for the same kind of "guidance?" Especially after the extremely divisive, hate and fear-mongering campaign she ran with McCain, why would any god want to reward that? I just would rather not have people who make life decisions under the direct influence of scripture, in political office. When she says things like, (paraphrasing) "the war in Iraq is God's plan," I cringe even more. Leave God out of politics. I don't think he/she/it will approve!
hope2be hope2be 8 years
I hope that once John McCain comes out tonight to clear up any rumors about the behind-the-scene during the campaign, the matter will be put to rest (fingers crossed here) My fiancee thinks that McCain should address the rumor because if not, the surrogates of the campaign and Palin would have to keep on giving interviews to 'clear things up.' As much as he enjoys seeing her on tv, he will be very happy to see the matter put to rest so everyone can go back to their lives in their roles again. When it comes to 'faith,' I may not be as religious as I used to be, but I still pray too to ask for guidance. I see nothing wrong about her belief and faith.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Ceej She never said God told her what to do. She said that she Prays to God that if there is an open door that she doesnt miss it, its called asking for guidance. As a christian I pray every day for guidance and if God shows me a way I hope that I take the path that is the better one instead of going the opposite way. its not "inanity" to follow your faith and its wrong to say it is.
em1282 em1282 8 years
I'm like, seriously, God, seriously, like, do NOT make me miss that open door!
ceej ceej 8 years
I think this demonstrates just how clueless she is by not taking this time to regroup and get some perspective. As for god telling her what to do, the inanity of that statement floors me.
nicachica nicachica 8 years
I have a lot more respect for McCain these days. He's showing how to keep it classy - he's stayed out of the spotlight and is resting himself after a grueling two year campaign. He knows its Obama's time and i appreciate how he's respecting that by not going in front of every camera shoved in his face unlike a certain Alaska governor (or worse, asking them into her home to "make dinner" for them...ahem...Matt Lauer!). Jeez, her media-hunger is really distasteful.
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
If they're talking nearly everyday then how come people were reporting that 'they never talked'? My BF really wants her to get her own show so there is no way she'd have a chance in 2012 or 16... I'd just like her to stay in Alaska and be silent.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
Mswender, I agree! She's so inarticulate that I can barely follow what she's saying. I really hope God doesn't ask her to be president in 2012.
kranky kranky 8 years
I agree, stephley.
stephley stephley 8 years
It'll be interesting to hear what McCain has to say about her tonight on Leno. He really needs to put an end to the sniping about her - or at least make it clear that he doesn't support it.
Woop Woop 8 years
She got a taste of the big time. Not a chance she's going away. Maybe my prayers for the door to be closed cancel out her prayers for the door to be open.
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
My goodness I'm so tired of listening about her and her family. The degree of how much I don't care is unmeasurable.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
The only thing I'd like to see is an honest interview about the campaign, without any winks or buzz words or shout outs. But I doubt that'll happen, so I'll probably skip any interviews.
mswender mswender 8 years
I wish she would speak in complete sentences and not huge circuitous run-ons! Actually I really wish she would go away. My other question is why she always has to say John McCain. One would think, if they are friendly, once she had established she was referring to McCain, she would address him as just John. It makes the relationship seem so contrived and forced.
stephley stephley 8 years
I'd like to put her behind us and I think the Republicans should ask her to leave quietly but I don't think that's going to happen.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
No Sarah No! I see she still wants to be in the limelight. I can't hate though I would do the same thing if I was in her position. I really want to see the Larry King interview.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
I personally am very ready to put her behind us.
cynthiasolc cynthiasolc 8 years
Go Sarah Go!
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