I haven’t published a post featuring Sarah Palin for months now, and for good reason. It seemed pretty clear that she wasn’t going to run for president and was satisfied with reaping the benefits of being a minor cult figure on the right, and that seemed a good way for everybody to leave things.
However, my assumption may have been incorrect, as both Politico and the New York Times point out this morning. As Politico frames it:
The recent departures of Mitch Daniels and Mike Huckabee from the 2012 GOP field, combined with a flurry of recent moves by Palin—staff changes, the purchase of a home in Arizona, the Iowa premiere of a new feature-length film extolling the former Alaska governor—is rekindling speculation that she sees an opportunity in 2012 and may be thinking more seriously than ever about a presidential run.
John Ziegler, a conservative filmmaker and activist close to Palin, said he believes the ex-governor is closer to a run now than she’s ever been.