Washington: Sarah Palin is ready to run for
president in 2012 "if there is nobody else to do it,"
Entertainment Tonight quoted the former Republican vice
presidential candidate and Tea Party favourite as saying in an
Palin told the tabloid-style entertainment news show
yesterday, which is syndicated by CBS, that it also would
depend on whether someone else was willing "to make
the tough choices and not care what the critics are going to
say about you."
"It`s going to entail a discussion with my family (and) a
real close look at the lay of the land, to consider whether
there are those with that common sense, conservative,
pro-Constitution passion," she said.
"If there`s nobody else to do it, then of course I would
believe that we should do this," she said in the interview
from her home in Wasilla, Alaska.
Palin has been buoyed since her losing run for the vice
presidency in 2008 by support from the Tea Party, a right-wing
populist movement galvanised by opposition to taxes, rising
government spending and immigration reform.
She`s also the star of an upcoming television series,
"Sarah Palin`s Alaska," on the TLC cable network, and she said
she will be on Fox News Tuesday for the mid-term legislative