09/29/2011 08:59 am ET | Updated Nov 29, 2011

Jon Stewart Mocks Sarah Palin's Excuses For Not Running For President (VIDEO)

With a little over a year until the 2012 election, now's the time for any undeclared GOP presidential hopefuls to throw their hats into the ring (as if there weren't enough contenders already). This week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie squashed hopes that he'd be trying to win the nomination, but there's still one popular non-candidate keeping the political world guessing: Sarah Palin.

On Wednesday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart used Palin's latest Fox News appearance -- shortly after Christie's speculation-ending press conference -- to reevaluate just why she's not running for President. Sure, she's been driving a patriotic bus to swing states talking about how she'd change the country for the better, but according what Palin told Greta Van Susteren, she's not keen on running because the "title" would "shackle" her Maverick, "going rogue" style.

"Becoming the President would diminish your power?" Stewart said in disbelief. "It's not that you might not be able to bear the weight of the Presidency, it's that that ballpark ain't big enough to contain yo' awesomeness!"

Watch the clip below to hear the rest of Palin's reasons for sort of/possibly/maybe not running and why Stewart isn't buying the "Renegade Alaskan bird spirit" excuse (even though he isn't suggesting that she run).


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