Obviously, if Sarah Palin wanted to conduct the country's affairs out of the Oval Office, she could. America pretty much gave her an open invitation to rule over us whenever she sees fit.
But does a freewheelin' maverick like her really want to bog herself down with a square gig like that?
"Is a title worth it? Does a title shackle a person?" asked the former Alaska governor, who is now a paid contributor to Fox News. She went on to cast herself as a "maverick."
"I do go rogue and I call it like I see it and I don't mind stirring it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively to find solutions to the problems that our country is facing."
Palin continued: "Somebody like me- – is a title and a campaign too shackling? Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers to shape me and to force my message to be what donors, or what contributors, or what political pundits want it to be?"
Ya know, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney — and what's that lady's name? Michele Bachmann? — might be the types to get themselves tied down with the whole most powerful person in the free world trip, and that's fine. More power to them. But that ain't The Sarahcuda's scene.
Just like when she quit her job as governor of Alaska midterm to get out there and make a real difference, right now — even though she could totally swoop into the GOP primaries and soar off with the nomination like a majestic maverick eagle — she knows she do a lot more good punditing with Greta van Susteren, starring on reality TV shows and riding around the country in a bus with her face on the side.
Hey, some people just care a little bit more.
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