Palin said she felt besieged then, but she had no intention of disappearing.
In announcing her resignation on July 3, 2009 — the timing around Independence Day intentional, and symbolic — she pledged to fight for the state and nation in other ways by advocating everywhere for less government and individual rights.
And running for president? Well, she hasn't said.
"I've never believed that I, nor anyone else, needs a title to do this, to make a difference, to help people," she said.