Sarah Palin: I Want to Play a Major Role in National Politics, 'If People Will Have Me'

"There have been lots and lots of offers in these last couple of months especially coming our way, some bizarre things," the mother of five told Walters, but she added that she is not sure whether a talk show will be in the best interest of her family.

"Well, I'd probably rather write than talk," the former governor said. "But I don't know if that would … be something that is in the best interests of my family right now."

Palin said she's even been offered a reality show.

"I would never, I would, no, I would not ever want to put my kids through such a thing, shoot, our, our life has become kind of a reality show," Palin said.

Whether she joins the media or not, Palin, who was mercilessly lampooned during and since the campaign, will forever be associated with Tina Fey's iconic portrayal of her on "Saturday Night Live."

Asked if she thought Fey's impersonation harmed her, Palin said, "I think that there was a blurred line there between what Tina Fey was parodying and saying, and what I ever said. Let's take, for instance, she saying, 'I can see Russia from my house,' pretending that she was me. Well of course, I've never said that. And yet, the line was blurred, and I think people, because it was repeated so often, perhaps believed that I had said such a thing. I think she was funny though, and I think she was very talented and spot on."

At the time, what Palin did say to ABC News' Charles Gibson was that there is an island in Alaska where one can see Russia and that this strategic proximity was part of her foreign policy experience.

"They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska," Palin said in September 2008.

Her response to that question came back to haunt her again in an interview with CBS News' Katie Couric, as did Couric's question about what she reads.

When asked by the CBS anchor what newspapers and magazines she read regularly, Palin, instead of answering directly, defended Alaska.

"Unfortunately, I was wearing my annoyance on my sleeve, and I shouldn't have done that, because it seemed to me that she was asking, 'Do you read? How, up there in Alaska, in this kind of nomadic, Neanderthal atmosphere that you live in, how are you connected to the world?'" Palin said. "When I had just done an op-ed, for instance, in her hometown newspaper, The New York Times. I had just been interviewed by all those national media outlets. And that surprised me that she hadn't done that homework. Very unprofessional of me, though. My fault, my bad, that I answered the way that I answered, and that was kind of with that proverbial roll of the eyes, like, 'Are you kidding me? Are you really asking me that?'"

Palin said she was asked to do the interview with Couric by a McCain aide.

"I didn't set up any of the interviews. I, I don't think most of the candidates ever really, at least VP candidates, get to call the shots, one of the -- the reasons given why perhaps Katie would be a communicative interviewer, is kind of low self-esteem," Palin said.

"She, remember, the lowest ratings on the air at that time, and the interview would help her out. So we looked forward to a good interview with a lot of substance, not, not badgering, not things like asking me 12 different times about abortion, and the morning after pill, until she got an answer that, that she wanted to hear, evidently."

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