The Washington Times - June 28, 2011, 08:15AM

Bristol Palin said her mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has decided whether or not she’ll run for president in 2012 — but she wouldn’t tip her mom’s hand.

“She definitely knows,” Miss Palin said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.” “We’ve talked about it before. Some things just need to stay in the family.”

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Mrs. Palin is visiting Pella, Iowa, on Tuesday for the premiere of a movie about her life and to attend a cookout. Her appearance in the first caucus state is stoking more speculation about a possible presidential bid next year.

Her trip to Iowa coincides with a visit by President Obama, who travels to Bettendorf, Iowa, on Tuesday to talk about manufacturing jobs at the Alcoa Davenport Works.

Twenty-year-old Bristol Palin is promoting her memoir, “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.” In it, she discusses the 2008 McCain-Palin campaign and becoming a single mother at age 18.

Miss Palin said she wants her mother to run for president. She said people would scrutinize the Palins even if they were “out in our cabin in the boonies.”

“We might as well be doing something good,” she said.