FAIRBANKS, Alaska (CNN) – The outdoor park where now former Gov. Sarah Palin chose to deliver her farewell address was eerily silent Sunday afternoon as the predominantly supportive crowd hung on her every word, waiting for any clue to what her future plans may be.
Alaskans Laurie Lawrence and Brenda Medina said they spent some time post-speech debating what she could do and concluded she'll most likely stay in politics.
"I got that impression, [and] I hope she does," Lawrence said.
No one got clear answers in that department, but everyone was willing to share their own hopes for her future.
"I love Sarah," said Alaskan Corinne Roe. "She's a great governor...I hope she runs for the presidency."
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