Sarah Palin has kicked off what could be a whole year of speculation over whether she'll come back from her political retirement. Palin said she's considering running for senate in Alaska on Tuesday. On his radio show, Sean Hannity asked the Fox pundit if she might run. Palin responded, "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..." She said the current occupant of that seat, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, "has got to be replaced." She also criticized Republicans who are "capitulating" to President Obama.
Palin spent several months in 2011 pretending like she was getting ready to run for president, to the point that Karl Rove got fed up with her. When she announced she wouldn't run, Palin said, "As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision." That might not be an impediment this time. Palin told Hannity, "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."
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