The Washington Times - August 18, 2011, 07:59PM



Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News Thursday and spoke with Megyn Kelly about the GOP 2012 presidential primary field. When Palin was asked if she was still thinking about jumping into the race herself she answered, “I am still considering it and I do want to help change the world for the better.”

Governor Palin recently said in Iowa she would make a decision by September. She reiterated to Kelly a point she made to me at the Iowa State Fair last Saturday about wanting to listen to more GOP debates.

“I’m still listening to the debate and the discourse in the GOP lineup right now and still looking for that candidate who I can put my heart and soul behind to support,” she told Kelly. “If I don’t see that person here in short order, I would be willing to put my name forward in the name of service.”

Palin told Kelly earlier in the interview that the GOP would need a candidate that has “executive experience.” According to the former Alaska Republican former vice presidential candidate, she is waiting to see who stays in and who jumps in. 

“I’m impressed with the line up, but there’s still is quite a long process. There’s going to be a lot of comings and goings with this line up and I know that, because I have spoken with them. I know that I am not the only potential candidate still on the sidelines waiting to see how things are going to unfold.”

When asked if she was referring to Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey or Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, Ms. Palin answered, “There’s a bunch of them. There are a bunch of them who are doing the same thing that I am doing and that is considering the life changing impact on family decisions that have to be made before jumping in.”