Campaign's Over, Palin's Still Talking

Palin aides also back up her story that she was seeking clarification about the North American Free Trade Agreement during debate prep, but knew the members of that pact are the United States, Canada and Mexico.

"There was never a question about, 'well, who are the participants in NAFTA?'" Palin told Fox News.

And then there are the clothes.

Palin told NBC she spent much of last weekend sorting through boxes and boxes of campaign materials and clothing, trying to sort out which items belonged to her and which were the property of the Republican National Committee.

The RNC reported spending $150,000 on clothing and accessories for the Palin family.

There have been reports that the RNC might send lawyers to Alaska to try to clarify what the money was spent on, but Palin says she is not expecting any RNC visitors, unless they are coming unannounced.

Palin says she's never set foot in a Neiman Marcus or Saks store. She says the only thing she ever asked for was a diet Dr. Pepper. Her longtime aide told ABC News she might have also asked for coats when the weather got colder and a tube of toothpaste at one time.

She told van Susteren and Lauer that the clothing was purchased by stylists hired by the RNC. She says she and her family arrived at the convention in Minneapolis, Minn., and were told the stylist would outfit them.

Even 7-Year-Old Piper Found Campaigning Hard

"I was kind of going with the flow," Palin told Fox News. "'OK. That's the way they do this. That's good.' Wearing the clothes during that time."

She says she never intended to keep the clothing.

Palin also believes the price tag is way off.

"There's no way it could have been $150,000 worth of clothes though, not unless any jacket and pair of shoes was $10,000 to $20,000. I don't know how it added up," she said on Fox.

For the first time, Todd Palin -- the "first dude" of Alaska -- also answered questions about being put through the media grinder.

He indicated on NBC that it was difficult to keep up with the fast pace of today's media and correct the record quickly.

"Once there was a headline and two or three days later when you try to correct it, the story's already out," Todd Palin said.

But this is also a family clearly used to the pressures of public life.

"We've been in this long enough to understand it's just part of the business," Todd Palin said.

Seven-year-old Piper Palin said campaigning was hard. She missed a lot of school and is struggling a bit to catch up now. But when her mother asked her on NBC, "Would you want to do it again, sister?" Piper said, "Yeah."

And that is a very real possibility.

In recent days, Palin has done nothing to damp down speculation that she might make another run for national office -- perhaps in 2012, perhaps even sooner for a U.S. Senate seat, should Sen. Ted Stevens resign.

Palin told van Susteren she is putting matters in God's hands.

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"If there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, don't let me miss the open door," Palin said.

"If there is an open door in '12 or four years later and it's something that's going to be good for my family for my state for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I'll plow through that door but I can't predict what's going to happen."

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