Sarah Palin plans to spend her post-gubernatorial free time traveling the nation, stumping for "nonpartisan" politicians. She'll support those "who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation," she tells the Washington Times in an exclusive interview. But Palin's plans will only work if other politicians want to be associated with her—and many don't.
The conservative governor, whose husband and son are registered in Alaska as "nonpartisans," is deeply unpopular among Democrats, and even 55% of independents would love to have seen the last of her. That likely won't stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry from enlisting Palin's support in his re-election bid. And as for her own ambitions, Palin is "not ruling out anything."
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