NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she would jump at the opportunity to run again. In an interview that aired this weekend on the Fox News Channel she said, "Oh, yeah, I would do it again in a heartbeat."
Palin made the comment on the interview show "Life, Liberty & Levin".
She added, "I would have pushed back harder on some of those who were trying to mold me into something that I was not during the campaign. I would've pushed back and gotten more truth out there, but heck yes."
Palin says she didn't know that she was being vetted to run by the McCain camp and found out when Sen. John McCain called her asking if she wanted to run on the 2008 ticket. Barack Obama won the election with Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate.
Palin said McCain probably selected her to run with him for "political, practical reasons."
"He probably knew they needed someone younger, needed a female and needed a true conservative to balance everything else out,” Palin said. “And, someone, they were smart enough to have chosen someone with a lot of administrative experience. That was my career, in administration.”
She said she was surprised when the campaign pushed back on what she called false, negative reports on her. She says in the ten years since then, she has changed.
"I don't put up with as much as I had back then, and I don't let things bother me," Palin said.