Palin to pursue ‘higher calling’

JUNEAU: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin did not wait long to give some hint of what her political life might look like after she leaves office at the end of the month.

After staying out of the public eye for most of yesterday, a day after abruptly announcing she would soon give up her job as governor, Palin indicated on a social networking site that she would take on a larger, national role, citing a “higher calling” to unite the country along conservative lines. “I am now looking ahead and how we can advance this country together with our values of less government intervention, greater energy independence, stronger national security, and much-needed fiscal restraint,” Palin wrote in a posting on her Facebook page. Her spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, confirmed Palin wrote the entry. Palin shocked even her closest friends on Friday when she announced she would resign July 26, more than a year before her first term ends.

But she has not revealed many details of bigger plans and national agenda.