Palin doesn't rule out Senate run

"My life is in God's hands," Sarah Palin told one interviewer.

Published November 14, 2008 11:00PM (EST)

No one could ever accuse Sarah Palin of letting opportunities pass her by. In interviews with CNN this week, Palin said she'd leave her post as governor of Alaska to serve as one of the state's U.S. senators if she was given the chance. Palin said that if the Alaskan voters "call an audible" on her "and if they say they want me in another position, I'm going to do it...My life is in God's hands. If he's got doors open for me, that I believe are in our state's best interest, the nation's best interest, I'm going to go through those doors."

The audible she's referring to is Republican Sen. Ted Stevens' re-election. As Alex noted in a previous post, the convicted Stevens' re-election bid is in serious trouble. But if the count, which is still ongoing, does put Stevens back in office, he'd likely be forced to resign or voted out by his Senate colleagues, at which point Palin could fill his spot.

Last week, the Associated Press quoted Palin as saying she was "not planning" to run for the Senate.

By Vincent Rossmeier

Vincent Rossmeier is an editorial assistant at Salon.

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