July 5, 2009 9:35 AM
SANTA BARBARA In Santa Barbara, Republican Leadership Council member David Lack said Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has plans to run for president in 2012.
"She's really considering running," he said, calling her decision to leave her position as governor noble.
"She owes it to the people of Alaska," said Mr. Lack. "Some people do run again even though they plan to run for president; she's showing character."
Mr. Lack said that it is too early for him to support a GOP candidate for the White House, but he insists that Gov. Palin has a special place in the party.
"She gives it that real conscious, polite conservative voice," he said, "and today she would be the leading conservative voice in the party."