Anchorage (Alaska, US), July 12 (ANI): Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has said that she plans to stay on in the national political fray, stumping for conservative issues and even Democrats, after she prematurely vacates her elected post on July 26.
The former Republican vice-presidential nominee said in a Fox News interview that she views the American electorate as embattled and fatigued by non-stop partisanship, and she is eager to campaign for Republicans, independents and even Democrats who share her values on limited government, strong defense and "energy independence."
"I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation," she said over lunch in her downtown office, 40 miles from her now-famous hometown of Wasilla - population 7,000 - where she began her political career.
"People are so tired of the partisan stuff - even my own son is not a Republican," said Palin, who stunned the political world earlier this month with her decision to step down as governor July 26 with 18 months left in her term.
Both her son, Track, 20, an enlisted soldier serving in Iraq, and her husband, Todd, are registered as "non-partisan" in Alaska.
Palin also left the door open for a future presidential bid.
But she shot down speculation among Republicans that she might challenge incumbent Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski for the party's nomination to the Senate next year.
She blamed her resignation as governor on the nasty, hardball tactics that last year's presidential campaign brought to her state.
"I'm not ruling out anything - it is the way I have lived my life from the youngest age," she said.
"Let me peek out there and see if there's an open door somewhere. And if there's even a little crack of light, I'll hope to plow through it," she added. (ANI)