Sarah Palin Passes On RNC

By Maya

Dec 6, 2010 2:29pm

ABC News' John Berman and Mary Bruce report:

Sarah Palin isn’t running…for one job at least.  She doesn’t appear to be a candidate to Chair the Republican National Committee.

The activist group Tea Party Nation, planned on sending a letter to Palin pleading for her to run.

“We need you as Chairman of the RNC. You have shown in the past no hesitation to take on the establishment,” reads a draft of the letter posted on the Tea Party Nation web-site. “You did it in Alaska. If we end up with establishment control of the GOP and their support for an establishment candidate in 2012, Obama and the socialists will have won.”

But in an exclusive written statement to ABC News, Palin says:

"I respect the desire to have someone in charge of the RNC who understands the wishes of the conservative grassroots and understands that power resides with the people and not the vested interests in DC. However, the primary role of the RNC chair seems be that of fundraiser-in-chief, and there are others who would probably be much more comfortable asking people for money than I would be, and they would definitely enjoy it more."

So for now, Sarah Palin will stick to speeches, selling books, and starring in “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” on TLC. And she has no plans to run…for this at least.

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