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Sarah Palin, with Glenn Beck in Alaska, Stays Coy about 2012

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin warms up the crowd prior to the appearance of political commentator Glenn Beck in Anchorage, Alaska Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. AP

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared with conservative television personality Glenn Beck in her home state on Saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11. In what was her first major speaking event in Alaska since resigning as governor, Palin was coy about a future presidential bid.

Palin didn't directly answer when Beck asked her if she would run for president, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Instead, she said she'd make any announcement on an Alaskan talk radio show.

"If there is going to be some big national announcement I'm going to do it where it's most worthy," Palin said. "I'm going to do something big, even bigger then Glenn Beck." Referring to the Alaska morning radio show, she said, "It's going to happen on the Bob and Mark show."

Beck was more forthright, knocking down any speculation he would run.

The event, which cost attendees between $73 and $225 per ticket, drew a near-capacity crowd of more than 4,000, the Los Angeles Times reports. Beck is reportedly donating his speaking fee, while Palin was reportedly not paid. The event, according to reports, resembled a religious event more so than a political one.

Palin earlier in the day attended a Tea Party event in her home town of Wasilla, Alaska, with GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller, the Daily News reports. Palin said it would be "futile" for current Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski -- whom Miller defeated in the GOP primary -- to stay in the race as a write-in candidate.

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