Sarah Palin, the one-time darling of the Republican Party whose ‘you betcha’ mannerisms as a vice presidential candidate in 2008 made her the butt of jokes on Saturday Night Live, said Tuesday on a conservative talk radio program that she is mulling a run for U.S. Senate.

But Washington’s chattering classes – at least those who buy digital ink by the barrel – aren’t buying what they heard on the Sean Hannity radio show.

Palin told Hannity that she has ‘considered’ a Senate run ‘because people have requested me considering it.’

‘But I’m still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that – there again – there will be some new blood, new energy, not just kind of picking from the same old politicians in the state that come from political families that have sort of reigned up there for so many years.’


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