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Karl Rove: Sarah Palin Doesn't Seem To Think 'Rules Apply To Her' (VIDEO)

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During an appearance on Fox News' "On the Record" on Thursday night, Karl Rove weighed in on the political ambitions of Sarah Palin as signs emerge that the former Alaska governor may be laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign in the next election cycle.

Palin is set to embark on a bus tour this weekend, beginning a trip that will traverse the eastern United States in Washington, DC. It was also reported this week that a documentary on the rise of the potential presidential contender and her tenure as governor will premiere in the key early primary state of Iowa next month.

"I think it's the emergence of a potential race," said Rove on the possibility that Palin could make a run for the White House. "Look, I don't think she thinks the rules apply to her. She doesn't need to have the traditional trappings of a presidential campaign, no finance committee, she can raise the money, she doesn't need to go shake a lot of hands in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina."

Rove added, "She gets to decide what the rules are that govern her campaign and go accordingly and politics is changing. Some people have done things that have been outside the norm of custom and have won."

Via Mediaite comes video of Rove's remarks.

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