The New York Times has posted online a huge Sarah Palin interview/profile coming out this weekend in the Sunday Magazine, and the former governor of Alaska talks openly about running for the presidency in 2012.
The piece, by Bush biographer Robert Draper, offers a glimpse into Palin’s life, her effort to rebound and reposition herself for 2012 and the tightly controlled circle of advisers helping her navigate the process.
She tells Draper she is weighing a White House bid: “I am. I’m engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here.”
The more-than-7,000-word piece returns again and again to the former governor’s virulent distrust of Washington insiders. At one point, she makes note of Draper’s Southern accent, telling the longtime Texas Monthly writer, “Don’t lose that.”