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Sarah Palin says it’s still ‘too early’ to consider 2012 run

Holly Bailey
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With a high-profile speech in Wisconsin and a new political website, Sarah Palin's return to the spotlight this week has prompted speculation she's gearing up for a White House run next year.

But the former Alaska governor tells Fox News's Sean Hannity that it's still too soon to decide whether she'll seek the 2012 GOP nomination.

"I think it's too early to declare a candidacy," she said in an interview Monday night. "I think it's too soon for anyone."

Her remarks come as her potential GOP rivals—including Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney—have formed so-called "exploratory" committees in advance of their expected White House runs.

Asked if she's at least considering a similar effort, Palin blew it off, saying it's not "even on the radar" for her.

"I do think even that is early," Palin said.

She added that she's "never run for anything conventionally" anyway, citing her past mayoral and city council runs in Alaska.

"I've just jumped in there and done it when I've known it's the right thing to do," she said. "So it's going to be an unconventional run, if I choose to do that."

(Photo of Palin: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

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