It’s a big anniversary for Sarah Palin today: One year ago, she left public office, resigning her post as Alaska governor with 18 months still left on her term.
In the year since, she’s become a best-selling author and a Fox News contributor, and she has signed up for her own reality TV show, "Sarah Palin’s Alaska," set to debut this fall. Politically, she’s a bigger force than she was a year ago. She’s raised more than $1 million for her political action committee, Sarah PAC, and endorsed nearly 60 GOP candidates around the country this primary season. Perhaps no other Republican gets more attention than she commands with a message on Facebook or Twitter.
That notoriety has invited scrutiny that Palin always doesn’t like. In an interview with an Alaska radio show last week, Palin said the one thing she misses is the ability to say things without her comments getting “misconstrued.”
But in spite of all the attention she gets, it’s still difficult to gauge Palin's larger role on the American political scene — and, by extension, how she's hoping to influence the presidential election in 2012.Read More »from A year after leaving office, Palin’s future is still unclear