Palin Hints at 2012 Run, Swipes at Michelle

Nobody's more qualified to be president than a mom, she says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2011 1:58 AM CST
Palin Hints at 2012, Rips 'Annoying' Birthers
Sarah Palin covers her heart during the national anthem at a public appearance at a Long Island Association meeting yesterday.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Sarah Palin still won't commit, but she did drop some very pointed hints that she'll make a run for the White House during a Q&A session with a Long Island business group yesterday. She did make it clear that the decision must be made soon, the New York Times reports. "Nobody is more qualified to multi-tasking and doing all the things that you need to do as president than a woman, a mom,” she said, adding: “Maybe someone who’s already run for something—a vice-presidential candidate?"

Palin told the audience it was unwise for Republicans to focus on doubts about President Obama's birth certificate, saying: "It’s distracting. It gets annoying. Let’s stick with what really matters." The Alaskan also had a swipe at Michelle Obama's initiative to encourage breastfeeding, Politico notes. "No wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody 'you'd better breastfeed your baby," Palin said after blaming the administration for rising commodity prices. "Yeah, you'd better, because the price of milk is so high right now." (More Sarah Palin 2012 stories.)

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