Posted Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at 6:17 PM
Radio host and diehard Palin supporter Mark Levin -- one of the guys who breathes fire on anyone who attacks her -- puts up this statement on Facebook.
BREAKING: GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN TELLS MARK LEVIN SHE IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012.
No statement yet from SarahPAC, and no Facebook note.
UPDATE: ABC News has the statement:
After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.
And this week goes down in history as the time when the Republican field finally settled. Palin waited a very long time, five days past a loose "end of September" deadline, and after she had been staggering at single digits in polls. Just yesterday, in a CBS News poll, 74 percent of Republicans said they wanted her out.