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Sarah Says It's "Absurd Not to Consider" A Palin Presidency

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In fact, they were so convinced that they shouted "Run, Sarah, Run!"

The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee's seat-of-the-pants positioning of herself as a potential contender for the country's top job is advancing to a new stage.

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Palin left the echo chamber at Opryland and headed to the echo chamber that is Fox News for some Q&A. For once, she was frank about her ambitions.

Would she consider running for president in 2012?

"I think that it would be absurd not to consider (running in 2012)," she explained on "Fox News Sunday."

Indeed, Palin suggested, she will enter the race if she thinks it is "the right thing to do for the country."

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That's about as close to an announcement of candidacy as you can get without the actual tossing of a hat.

But then things got interesting.

Palin wouldn't say whether she might run as a Republican or as the candidate of a new Tea Party Party.

She did, however, describe the Tea Partisans as "beautiful" and suggest that their movement is "quite reflective" of Republican values.

But then the woman who leads in at least some polls of potential Republican primary voters said that, like the Democrats, the Republicans "have both lost their way in some respects."

Confused? Don't be. This is Sarah Palin, the woman who declared she was "not a quitter" as she quit as governor.

Precise language, like precise strategy, is not her forte.

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Palin practices politics as spectacle.

The Tea Party convention was a good show.

But the real fireworks came in that Fox appearance.

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John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, has written the Online Beat since 1999. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.

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