Phoenix, Nov 6 : Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today said that she can't even imagine running for President in 2012, but added that she has not closed the door on that possibility.
CNN quoted Palin as saying that "2012 sounds so far off that I can't even imagine what I'd be doing then."
"2012 sounds like years away. 2012 . . . what will we be doing there, guys. Enrolling Trig in kindergarten and watching Willow get ready to go off to college. There are a lot of good things that will happen in 2012. I don't know politically where in the world I'll be then," Palin told reporters at Baltimore.
The mother of five colorfully named kids, including Willow and baby Trig, drew enormous crowds among the GOP faithful.
But she also stumbled in several interviews, and was embarrassed by disclosures that the GOP spent 150,000 dollar on wardrobes for her and her family just before the economic meltdown, the New York Post reported.
Palin today insisted those reports were overblown. "It is absolutely false that there's any tension certainly from my part or my family's part . . . They know there is absolutely no diva in me. In fact, we laughed about that criticism," she said.
"Come and travel with me to Alaska and see this diva lifestyle that I supposedly live, because it's false. But again, [I'm] not going to participate in any of the negativity," Palin added.
Palin said she believed the economic downturn and Obama's cash advantage had more to do with the loss than any action of hers.
"Now, having said that, if I cost John McCain even one vote, I am sorry about that because John McCain, I believe, is an American hero. I had believed it was his time," she said.
Palin said it's time to govern now that the election is over. "And God bless Barack Obama and this new administration coming in," she said.