The Palin Chronicles

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This Sunday’s New York Times magazine features a long “is she running?” story about Sarah Palin, by the estimable Robert Draper. I haven’t had a chance read it yet, but here’s a taste:

“I am,” Sarah Palin told me the next day when I asked her if she was already weighing a run for president. “I’m engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here.” Palin went on to say that there weren’t meaningful differences in policy among the field of G.O.P. hopefuls “but that in fact there’s more to the presidency than that” and that her decision would involve evaluating whether she could bring unique qualities to the table.

One person who has read the story, however, is the Weekly Standard‘s Matthew Continetti, author of a book about the “elite” media’s “persecution” of Palin. And Continetti decrees Draper’s piece fair and balanced, even “relatively sympathetic.”