Sarah Palin has hinted she might take on a wider political role in the US, one day after abruptly announcing she was resigning as governor of Alaska.
“I am now looking ahead and how we can advance this country together,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
The former Republican vice-presidential candidate said earlier she would resign as Alaska governor on 26 July.
There have been speculation that she might be preparing to make a bid for the White House in 2012.
But the fact Mrs Palin did not reveal what she intended to do after leaving office, and did not give an explicit reason for her decision not to run for re-election, prompted speculation there might be another reason for her stepping down.
One report on NBC news suggested that Mrs Palin intended to get out of politics “for good”.
In her Facebook posting, Mrs Palin said she urged Americans to “join me” in looking 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”.
Sourced from The BBC