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Sarah Palin says she can beat Obama

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On a day of big political drama in Washington — with Nancy Pelosi reasserting her leadership of the House Democrats and Republicans Mitch McConnell and House Speaker-designate John Boehner rebuffing the president — Sarah Palin still manages to steal the spotlight.

The former governor of Alaska, in a sit-down interview with Barbara Walters of ABC News, said she’s still mulling over whether she will run for the presidency in 2012, but when asked if she could beat President Obama, she said “I believe so.”

ABC News posted an excerpt from the interview, which is scheduled to run in full as part of Walters’ Dec. 9 “10 Most Fascinating People” show.

Speculation about Palin’s presidential aspirations had been goosed earlier Wednesday when the New York Times posted online its big weekend magazine interview/profile of Palin, which offered a glimpse of the former governor’s inner circle.

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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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