Palin suggests she's a national political figure

Associated Press - October 30, 2008 4:23 AM ET

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Sarah Palin says she expects to become the next vice president of the United States.

But in an interview with ABC News, she also suggests that even if the McCain-Palin ticket loses, she's not leaving the national political stage. Palin says after the political shots she's taken, she doesn't intend "to give up and wave a white flag of surrender." According to excerpts released by the network, the Alaska governor says she's "not doing this for naught."

Yesterday she also called for a "clean break" from President Bush's energy policies, which she argues rely too much on importing foreign oil. McCain's energy plan is largely similar to the priorities of the Bush administration, especially his push for more domestic oil production.

Today, the campaign trail takes Palin to Pennsylvania and Missouri.

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