Palin Refuses to Give Up Post-Election Spotlight

Governor looks back in anger, ahead with interest
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2008 3:05 AM CST
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin walks into her office in Anchorage, Alaska, last week for the first time since she began campaigning as Sen. John McCain's vice presidential candidate.    (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin is upending protocol with a barrage of post-election interviews, Alessandra Stanley writes in the New York Times. The Alaska governor may be seeking to repair her image after a brutal campaign, and to get the ball rolling now for a White House run, Stanley speculates. She's continuing to display the same candor and presumption that ticked off John McCain's aides.

Palin is peppy as ever, writes Stanley, but she seems intent on rerunning the race, strongly denying any responsibility for the loss and attacking the rumors that arose on the campaign trail. The governor says the "brutal" race shook her faith in the media and GOP consultants, but vows it hasn't put her off national politics. If she sees an opening in 2012 she'll "plow through that door,” Palin told an interviewer.