Sarah Palin: I Know Africa Is a Continent...

She's tired of the lies, and might be too unconventional to run
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 8, 2011 2:40 AM CST
Updated Mar 8, 2011 5:00 AM CST
Sarah Palin, mulling a run.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin conceded she might be too "unconventional" a presidential candidate for American voters. It's a consideration that's holding up her decision whether or not to run—along with the war chest she'll need for the race, she tells the BBC. But the "unconventional" hesitation was a bit of a self-administered pat on the back: "The idea of whether the electorate is ready for someone a bit unconventional, who is willing to tell it as she sees it, not be beholden to special interests or such obsessive partisanship as to let it get in the way of doing what's right," she mused about herself without finishing the sentence.

As for the bucks, "Obama has already said he's going to spend a billion dollars, so money is certainly going to be a consideration," she said. Palin also admits she's still battling a perception that she's already in way over her head. "Rumors like I didn't know Africa was a continent, that's still out there, that's a lie," she said. "Things like I censored books when I was a mayor up here in Alaska, that's a lie." Whatever she decides, she's in it for the golden ticket, Palin added. "You run the race to win the race. That's for sure," she said. (Click to read about Palin's harsh words for Kathy Griffin.)

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