Karl Rove made the guesstimation last weekend that Palin's do-or-die moment to enter the race would be around her visit to Iowa on September 3. And Rove probably mentioned that date because Palin played it up in a video, and because she had said last month that August or September would be the time.
But a note from SarahPAC today dismisses the suggestion, praising a CNN article that quoted Palin saying "I doubt it" when asked whether she'd make a decision before Labor Day. The Caucus's Jeff Zeleny says late September is a better timetable. The full message, for deciphering purposes, is below:
Three years ago DC pundits predicted with glee the demise of Sarah Palin's political career. This past weekend their tune changed, citing false information that she has made a decision and set a date regarding a future campaign. Any professional pundit claiming to have "inside information" regarding Governor Palin's personal decision is not only wrong but their comments are specifically intended to mislead the American public. These are the same tired establishment political games that fuel the 24 hour news cycle and that all Americans will hopefully reject in 2012, and this is more of the "politics-as-usual" that Sarah Palin has fought against throughout her career.
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