Hal Boedeker, from the Orlando Sentinel, reported on Governor Palin’s interview with Barabara Walters:
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin turns more political in her interview with ABC's Barbara Walters.
Their chat starts on Tuesday's "Good Morning America." Palin's first interview to promote her book, "Going Rogue," aired today on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Palin has blasted President Barack Obama's push for health-care reform by saying the changes would open decisions on the elderly and disabled to "death panels." Obama has blasted that criticism as "a lie, plain and simple."
Palin notes that the words "death panels" are not found "in any of those thousands of pages of different variations of the health-care bill." Yet Palin adds that the president is "incorrect, and he is disingenuous."
The woman who was John McCain's running mate last year hails the tea party movement. She says that the McCain campaign was wrong to support the first bailout package.
"That very first bailout, yes. Now we have learned, too, it didn't fulfill the promises that were made by Congress, and by the White House, that bailing out these businesses that were 'too big to fail,' " Palin said. "That did not put our economy back on the right track. So we learn from our mistakes. The tea party movement, beautiful. It energizes our country. More power to these people who are showing up there."
Palin tells ABC that running for president in 2012 isn't on her radar screen -- a statement she made to Winfrey, too.
[But] when you consider some of the ordinary turning into extraordinary events that have happened in my life, I am not one to predict what will happen in a few years," Palin said.
"My ambition if you will, my desire, is to help our country in whatever role that may be, and I cannot predict what that will be, what doors would be open in the year 2012," she said.
Will she play a major role? "If people will have me, I will," she said.
What do you make of that?