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Palin says 2012 election isn't on her radar screen

NEW YORK — Sarah Palin wouldn't reveal her political plans for 2012 in an interview with Barbara Walters, but when asked whether she'd play a major role replied that "if people will have me, I will."

The former Republican vice presidential candidate said that election isn't even on her radar screen. "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 will be open in the year 2012," she told Walters.

Palin is making the rounds to promote her new book, Going Rogue, which will be released today.

On Monday, she appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show, and ABC released excerpts of the interview with Walters that will begin airing on newscasts today.

During her interview with Winfrey, which was taped last week, Palin said that it's heartbreaking to see the road that Levi Johnston, the father of her grandson, has taken and that the soon-to-be Playgirl model hasn't seen his baby in a while.

Palin and Winfrey also talked about the controversy surrounding Palin's possible appearance on the show last year. The two women embraced as Palin walked onto the talk show stage.

The new memoir doesn't mention Johnston, who has sparred repeatedly with his former mother-in-law-to-be. Johnston and Palin's daughter, Bristol, are parents to son, Tripp.

Winfrey began the interview by asking Palin if she felt snubbed at not getting an invitation to her show last year. Winfrey said she didn't have any candidates on her Chicago-based show during the campaign because of her support for President Barack Obama.

Palin said she didn't feel snubbed and told Winfrey, "No offense to you, but it wasn't the center of my universe."

Palin says 2012 election isn't on her radar screen 11/16/09 [Last modified: Monday, November 16, 2009 10:31pm]

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