Sarah Palin appeared on Sean Hannity's radio show on Tuesday and said something that will likely be repeated, analyzed and parsed for some time to come.
Palin was asked by Sean Hannity whether she would run for Senate from Alaska, facing Democrat incumbent Mark Begich.
“I’m glad you brought that up,” she said, “because Senator Mark Begich has got to be replaced. He has not done what he has promised to do for the people of Alaska. I’ve considered it because people have requested me considering it, but I’m still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that, there again, there will be some new blood, new energy, not just kind of picking from the same old politicians in the state. I, along with anybody, would have to say that I would do whatever I could to help. And, you know, if that was part of that help, then it would have to be considered.”
Palin had mulled over the idea of getting in the last Presidential race, but ended up saying that she and her husband had decided that it was not the best thing to do for their family at the time. When asked whether that consideration wold still be there, Palin said, "I think any American with a heart for service has to always have in the back of their mind that they would do anything, everything that they could to help the cause even if purpose if it’s something that doesn’t look necessarily appealing or necessarily fitting in with a conventional plan that they would try to orchestrate for themselves and their family."
Hannity also queried Palin about statements she had made to the effect that the Republican Party had forsaken its conservative roots, and that she would support a third-party candidate if the Grand Old Party did not return to those roots.
“It’s certainly not my first choice,” she said. “The Republican Party is the Party of Lincoln and Reagan, and the planks in the platform are right for this country. I stand strong on those planks. I just wish that more of our leadership, the movers and shakers within the Party, would stand strong on those planks with the rest of us…It tempts one to believe that if they in the Party abandon us, we have no other choice.”