Palin also decried what she sees as a double standard being applied to her and her family both politically and in a broader social sense.
"First, remember in the campaign, Barack Obama said, 'Family's off limits. You don't talk about my family.'"
"And the candidate who must be obeyed, everybody adhered to that and they did leave his family alone. They haven't done that on the other side of the ticket and it has continued to this day so that's a political double standard."
Palin went on to describe a second double standard as the "acceptance of a celebrity being able to get away with a disparaging comment that does erode a young girl's self esteem and does contribute to some of the problems we have in society."
Of the current state of GOP infighting, Palin says she sees "a lot" of disagreement but doesn't believe her popularity and fundraising prowess somehow anoints her as the leading figure representing the future of the GOP.
"Absolutely not necessarily," Palin, who was the GOP vice presidential candidate in the 2008 election, told Lauer on "Today."
"So, no, not necessarily me. I don't think I need any kind of title in order to effect change. I think there's a lot of disagreement within the party right now, though," she said.
Lauer asked Palin if she should get the right of first refusal at leading the party forward.
"Oh, heck no. No. Nobody's entitled to that right of approval. There's no entitlement that's accepted, I believe, in our party and that's another nice thing about the principles of the GOP," Palin said.
"You have to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Your actions have to speak louder than words. Your accomplishments have to speak for what it is that you stand for and no, nobody's entitled to any kind of front-running position in the GOP."