Palin says she's still thinking about 2012 run

In this Feb. 4, 2011 file photo, former Republican vice Presidential candidate and Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif. The jockeying to find a nominee to challenge President Barack Obama is a crowded, unsettled affair, but one thing's clear: It will be more conservative, to tp bottom, than was the Republican Primary four years ago, and several before that. (AP Photo/Spencer Weiner, File)

February 17, 2011 11:00:42 AM PST
Sarah Palin says she is still thinking about running for president in 2012, but has not made up her mind. In an hour-long interview in front of a New York business group, Palin said the hiring of a chief of staff last week for her political action committee was an attempt to better organize her life.

She demurred when asked about former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's comments that he might be inclined to run if she does. She called him awesome but didn't elaborate.

The Republican former vice presidential candidate and Alaska's ex-governor appeared before 1,000 business and civic leaders Thursday on New York's Long Island.

Palin forecast an unpredictable presidential election season that will be heavy on social media.