What We Learned From Sarah Palin on the Today Show

No endorsement for Romney or Santorum, but is Sarah Palin still looking to shake things up?

Sarah Palin doesn't miss a chance to promote Sarah Palin. When she announced that she'd be on the Today Show, political observers (including myself) wondered what news she'd make.  Would she endorse Mitt Romney and help put him over the finish line for the GOP nomination? Or would she speak fondly of Rick Santorum, as she has recently? Maybe she'd finally toss her own roguish hat into the ring for the White House?

After Palin told Matt Lauer that, "Anything is still possible," she stuck to her usual talking points - President Obama is a socialist and any Republican candidate in the White House will do. Not exactly a ringing Mama Grizzly endorsement for the remaining GOP candidates.

Asked whether the ultimate GOP presidential contender should pick a running mate with more experience than she had when John McCain "plucked her from obscurity" in 2008, she didn't smack down Lauer, but attacked the "lame stream" media (of which she was a part today) for belittling the kind of experience she had as a local politician. See her interview with Lauer below.

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Her advice on who should be VP? Don't play it safe and don't do what the establishment expects, she advised, suggesting that it was still good political strategy to "go rogue." But given how well that worked out for the McCain campaign, I'm guessing the GOP candidates will take that advice with a big grain of salt.

And as for the GOP elephant in the room -- what did Palin think about the HBO movie Game Change? During the Today Show Professionals segment, Palin claimed she never saw it but only after she slipped and gave a thumbs down to Julianne Moore's performance and a thumbs up to Tina Fey's impression of her.

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Come on, Governor.  'Fess up! We know you couldn't possibly resist seeing what all the Game Change commotion was about!

You can read more from iVillage iVote Editor and Correspondent Joanne Bamberger at her blog, PunditMom. Joanne is also the author of the Amazon bestseller Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America.

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