The general consensus is that she is putting herself into position for a 2012 Presidential bid. Many people also seem to feel that this is a mistake, that she would have been much better off hunkering down in Alaska and governing that state, but more importantly, taking the time to learn about domestic and foreign policy. Or just taking the time to learn...period. Haha!
Hot diggety dog, I'm just delighted at the prospect of her running for President. My head swims with the thought of comedic material; my heart soars at the satiric possibilities; my soul sings at the prospect of an endless supply of Palinisms! (The first link is actual quotes. Create your own here.) I'm doing the Nutwood Happy Dance! Yes, I really just did the dance. It's not just the comedy prospects (Tina Fey might have to take a hiatus from "30 Rock"). You know how they always said that Palin energized the conservative base? If she ends up being the Republican nominee--hell, even during the primaries--you haven't seen anything yet. Of all people to energize the liberal base...well, you couldn't ask for anyone better. Not even Huckabee and his sidekick Chuck Norris.
I guarantee that late night talk show hosts are as delighted as I am. And not because of that wink!