Palin's Still in the 2012 Game: Limbaugh
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2009 1:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh spilled his first thoughts on Sarah Palin’s resignation—"I don't think this precludes her running for office down the road, the presidency in 2012, at all"—to the Radio Equalizer, and Time shares the transcript. To Limbaugh, “the predictions here rival some of the irresponsibility I saw with people speculating on the cause of death of Michael Jackson.”

"All I know is this: If Sarah Palin has any desire to do a TV show, to do speeches, to raise money, to earn money, if she has any desire for a future, be it in politics, be it in media, she's going to have to do it in the Lower 48. She cannot do it in Alaska," says Limbaugh. He praises Palin’s “outside-the-box” attitude and reasons that because “so many establishment types” are “just so eager to destroy this woman, it means they're still scared to death of her. And that, to me, is the bottom line.” As for why she quit: “She’ll tell us at some point, and then we'll know.”