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Sarah Palin: Speculation On Potential 2012 Campaign 'Wrong & Misleading'

Sarah Palin 2012

First Posted: 08/23/11 11:44 AM ET Updated: 10/24/11 06:12 AM ET

Sarah Palin's political action committee is pushing back against recent reports on any plans she may have in the works to run for president in the next election cycle.

"Three years ago DC pundits predicted with glee the demise of Sarah Palin's political career," reads a note posted on the SarahPAC website on Tuesday. "This past weekend their tune changed, citing false information that she has made a decision and set a date regarding a future campaign. Any professional pundit claiming to have 'inside information' regarding Governor Palin's personal decision is not only wrong but their comments are specifically intended to mislead the American public."

The message continues, "These are the same tired establishment political games that fuel the 24 hour news cycle and that all Americans will hopefully reject in 2012, and this is more of the 'politics-as-usual' that Sarah Palin has fought against throughout her career."

During an appearance on Fox News over the weekend, Karl Rove predicted that Palin is set to jump into the GOP primary mix. He said the former Alaska governor looks more like a "candidate" than a "celebrity."

During an appearance on Fox Business last week Palin said she's "still considering" making a run for the White House in 2012.

"I do anticipate a larger field," she explained. "There will be some comings and goings. You know, legally and politically speaking, there are still some months left before the field has to be set."

Speaking to network host Lou Dobbs Palin also addressed controversial remarks recently made by Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

During a stop in Iowa Perry said, "If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don't know what y'all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas." He suggested that the act of printing more money would be "almost treasonous" in his eyes.

"What Governor Perry is voicing concern about is something that I wrote about on Facebook pages about 10 months ago, this quantitative easing or monetizing our debt, essentially printing money out of thin air, which eventually will devalue our dollar and, I think, lead to inflation, in order to make it look like our debt isn't as bad as it really is," said Palin in weighing in on the Texas governor's comments. She added that Perry "just used some more candid terms" than some others would use in speaking out on the matter.

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