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Palin in 2012? McCain Aide 'Speechless' Over Her Outspoken Aspirations

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, speaks at a campaign rally at the Xunlight Corporation October 29, 2008 in Toledo, Ohio. With less than a week before the presidential election, the candidates are campaigning in the battleground states. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images North America)

Is Sarah Palin ambitious? You betcha!

In her most recent play for the biggest office in the land, America's favorite hockey mom hinted that if she and John McCain lose the election Tuesday, her lofty political aspirations won't end there.

McCain aides have called Palin a "rogue" and a "diva," so it's no surprise that when confronted with the soundbite by CNN reporter Dana Bash, one McCain advisor reportedly sat silent over the phone before quipping "huh."

Here's the full exchange courtesy of ABC News:
ELIZABETH VARGAS: But the point being that you haven't been so bruised by some of the double standard, the sexism on the campaign trail, to say, "I've had it. I'm going back to Alaska."

PALIN: Absolutely not. I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we've taken, that ... that would ... bring this whole ... I'm not doin' this for naught.
Later on CNN, Dana Bash described the McCain camp's reaction to the interview. Here's the video:


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