Sarah Palin in 2012? Oh boy.

La_et_sarahpalin_500Well, for those who thought we may be rid of Gov. Sarah Palin on Nov. 4, think again! 

The Alaska governor revealed exclusively in an interview with ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas that she vows to remain a national political player in 2012 should the Republican ticket be defeated.

"I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we've taken, that would bring this whole ... I'm not doing this for naught," Palin told ABC News.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad (or good) news depending on what part of "this great country" you live in.

During the interview, Palin did also express her belief that the GOP ticket would emerge victorious. "It's going to go our way on Tuesday, Nov. 4. I truly believe that the wisdom of the people will be revealed on that day," she said.

Call me crazy here because I'm no political pundit, but shouldn't the scripted VP candidate response about her intentions in 2012 been more along the lines of: "We're just focusing on winning the White House on Tuesday."

Hey, I'm just saying.

Republicans, Democrats, Independents: What do you think? Is Sarah Palin the future leader of the Republican party or just a political flash in the pan?

-- Joseph A. Kapsch

Photo: Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Ohio on Oct. 29. Associated Press