Sarah Palin is “seriously interested” in pursuing the White House in 2016 — and no, this isn’t the setup for a late-night monologue joke.
“You can absolutely say that I am seriously interested,” Palin told The Washington Post on Friday.
A day earlier, Palin expressed a similar sentiment to ABC News about possibly vying for the Republican presidential nomination. Not 24 hours had passed before she touched on the issue again, this time somewhat more forcefully.
“I’m really interested in the opportunity to serve at some point,” Palin told the newspaper.
“It is a significant step, of course, for anyone to publicly announce that they’re interested,” she continued. “Who wouldn’t be interested? Who wouldn’t be interested when they have been blessed with opportunities to speak about what is important to this country and for this country?”
That all expressed, Palin isn’t about to officially declare herself this weekend — and there won’t be pop-up campaign headquarters being constructed any time soon. This public feeler isn’t the first time that the former Alaska governor has teased going for the Oval Office — she mulled a presidential run ahead of the 2012 election cycle, but ultimately didn’t follow through.
Palin famously campaigned as John McCain’s vice presidential running mate for the 2008 election. The shocking, virtually unknown selection provided comedic fodder for sketches and stand-up acts across TV and pop culture, and offer plenty of ammunition for political talking heads as well.
The media personality and possible return politician currently hosts “Amazing America With Sarah Palin” on The Sportsman Channel.
She recently made headlines for defending Chris Kyle, who the film “American Sniper” is based on, as well as sparring with PETA — again.