Sarah Palin has announced that she will not run in the 2012 election.
After much discussion and hearsay, Palin finally put the question to rest on Wednesday, announcing her decision via her Facebook page.
In her statement, Palin says, "After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order."
Palin adds, "My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office - from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law."
But Palin hinted that she is not out of the political spotlight just yet, saying, "In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House."
You can read all of Palin's statement here.
In other Sarah Palin related news, Fox News chairman Roger Alies has revealed the real reason why he hired Palin. Alies admitted in a recent interview, "I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings.” Allies admitted, "It was a risky move."