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Sarah Palin Calls Non-Candidacy 'Liberating'

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a week on the road with her "One Nation Tour," Sarah Palin still seems ambivalent about jumping into the 2012 presidential race.

“Not only do I love my freedom of not having a title and being a declared candidate — that is liberating — I know you can make a difference as an individual,” she said on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Friday night. “Hopefully, I can inspire others to know that you don’t need a title. You don’t need to be in office to effect positive change.”

Yet, she said, she's still interested in running.

“It has been great being with my family on the trail, so the fire in the belly, it rages on after this week and continuing through the summer,” Palin said. She's expected to visit Iowa and South Carolina as the summer goes on, and she confirmed earlier this week that her "One Nation Tour" will go west.

She suggested that the Republican establishment has reason to fear the tea party.

“If they’re not careful in the GOP, there will be a third party rise-up," she said. "That is what the GOP should be fearing today.”

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