The Uncertain Future of Sarah Palin

Is she done with politics? Or just getting started?

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Republican U.S. vice-presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska speaks at a campaign rally at the Grand River Center November 3, 2008 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Sarah Palin, the newest star in the Fox News constellation, bears a striking resemblance to Sarah Palin the vice-presidential candidate.

As she perched on the set of The O'Reilly Factor, luminous, eager and game, her fans saw the woman they fell in love with in the summer of 2008 — still larger than life on the small screen. Brimming with cracker-barrel charm and acerbic scorn, she ridiculed Barack Obama, championed conservative positions and solutions and attacked as clueless the media, with which she has clashed so often. Her foes, including many of the aides who worked for Senator...

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