SARAH PALIN: Nothing More Important Than God and Faith

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Published January 13, 2010

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AS SEEN ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL'S "BECK," JANUARY 13, 2010

ON GOD/FAITH

SARAH PALIN/FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR/FORMER REPUBLICAN VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: There is nothing more important in my life than my relationship with God and my faith and in this past year especially -- past year and a half -- I have been so driven to my knees to pray for His guidance, for His wisdom, for His grace and for His Strength. And I'm never going to tell anybody else how to live, I'm never going to preach to anybody else and tell them you must do that. But I sure would like to see more Americans give it a try and seek the guidance that our Founding Fathers sought and were able to [then] craft documents that allowed America to become the greatest, strongest, healthiest, most prosperous nation on earth.

ETERNAL RAMIFICATIONS

PALIN: I believe that there are eternal ramifications based on what we do here.

GLENN BECK, HOST, "BECK": Does it motivate you?

PALIN: It motivates me, it does. It allows me to know that what I do, it's not about me, it's not even about my children's future; it's longer lasting than that.

FUTURE POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS?

PALIN: I would be perfectly happy to go back to Wasilla, Alaska, with my five children and my grandson and raise a happy, healthy family loving our great outdoors – doing the things we do in Alaska. But, if I believe that in some capacity I can help this great nation, I'm going to be willing to sacrifice and to change some things in my lifestyle in order to, in order to serve. That doesn't have to mean, though, top dog. That doesn't have to mean really – entail having any kind of title."

BECK: Are you a Republican?

PALIN: I'm a registered Republican.

BECK: How do you feel about that?

PALIN: There are times that I am tempted to bail from the party, there have been times in my political career -- um -- and just be an independent. But I recognize we are a two-party system. The Republican Party, the planks in our platform are, are the best, strongest planks upon which to build a great state, Alaska, a great country. I am going to stay a Republican but there are those temptations.

BECK: Does that rule out third party for you -- not saying a run -- would you support a third party?

PALIN: I don't think that there is that need for a third party if Republicans get back to what the planks say. Now if individual candidates, campaigns and then elected officials aren't going to do what they promised to do -- standing on those planks in the platform -- you gotta fire 'em; you gotta get rid of them.

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