If Not Elected VP, Palin Hopes to Be a 'Uniter'

GOP candidate aims for more conciliatory role in national politics
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2008 4:19 PM CST
Sarah Palin and husband Todd walk to their campaign plane as they leave the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin hopes to become a less divisive figure in national politics, assuming she’s not headed to Washington with John McCain, the vice-presidential nominee said after voting today in Alaska, CNN reports. “If there is a role in national politics, it won’t be so much partisan,” Palin said. “It would certainly be a uniter type of role.”

Palin took the opportunity to decry the “state of journalism today,” criticizing “the blogosphere, the two-, three-hour news cycles, where just too much is reported based on gossip and innuendo and things taken out of context.” Palin wants to help add substance to the political reporting because she has “great respect for the world of journalism.”