Sarah Palin NOT running for President 2012

Sarah Palin NOT running for President 2012

Darn! Think of how much fun it would have been to watch the GOP primaries!

The former half-term governor of Alaska released a statement to her “followers” this evening. It said, in part:

After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.

My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

You can read the whole statement here.

I, personally, didn’t think she would run this election cycle. She stands to lose too much money AND she would have to answer to SOMEONE. As we’ve seen, the former half-term governor likes to comment from the sidelines (or the peanut gallery) with no responsibility. Plus, she likes all that money. President of the United States would be a big cut in pay for her and the Palin brood.

Tune in to watch her play “king maker” in the GOP primaries.