(CNN) – As questions about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's presidential ambitions swirl, her remarks to a group of Pennsylvania students Tuesday night certainly did little to dispel the rumors.
Palin began her remarks at the Plumstead Christian School's Founders Forum by complimenting a student who had just finished performing, asking if he would like to sing at an inauguration, and then added, "not necessarily mine," as the crowd cheered.
Organizers bill the Founders Forum as a nonpolitical event that has featured other prominent leaders such as former Vice President Dan Quayle, columnist and commentator Cal Thomas, and the Rev. Jerry Falwell.
Later in her talk, Palin said that she is considering a presidential run, and that she'll decide "after prayerful consideration and a survey of the political landscape," because she "would be in it to win it."
During her nearly hour-long speech, Palin also told the students that she embraces "American Exceptionalism."
"We're the only country in history that was founded on an idea...not by accident," Palin said.
Palin also denounced government intervention, bringing up a local example that she said caught her attention.
"I heard that there's a debate going on in Pennsylvania over whether public schools were going to ban sweets," Palin said.
So, Palin said, she decided to "shake things up," by bringing cookies to the school when she met with Plumstead students early in the day.
"I wanted these kids to bring home the idea to their parents for discussion. Who should be deciding what I eat? Should it be government or should it be parents? It should be the parents," Palin said to a cheering audience.
Palin has also been vocal on Twitter about her opposition to the proposed ban on sugary foods.
Before meeting with the students, Palin tweeted, "2 PA school speech; I'll intro kids 2 beauty of laissez-faire via serving them cookies amidst school cookie ban debate;Nanny state run amok!"
On Monday, she also tweeted, " Hmm...may bring cookies to my PA school speech tmrw to make a pt "PA mulls ban on cake/cookies/candy@ school parties.. http://bit.ly/dvoI6d," linking to a story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about the proposed ban.
But the Pennsylvania Board of Education is strongly disputing the Tribune-Review's report and Palin's characterization of the proposal. Executive Director Adam Schott told CNN the story is "just not true."
The Tribune-Review has since retracted its original story, and posted this correction on Tuesday:
"A story on page B1 of Monday's Tribune-Review incorrectly portrayed the Pennsylvania State Board of Education's proposed nutrition guidelines for school parties. The board is examining regulations to encourage schools to serve more nutritious foods. There are no mandates to do so."