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Palin Pushes Cookies to PA Pupils While Talking Presidential Run

"Nanny state run amok!"

During a speech at a Pennsylvania school on Tuesday, Sarah Palin continued hinting that she might run for president, and delivered a glancing blow to the current lady occupying the White House by passing out sweet cookies at the event.

After one student finished a performance Palin asked if he would like to sing at an inauguration. "Not necessarily mine!" she shouted. The crowd cheered.

Later, Palin said that she is considering a presidential run, but that she'll decide "after prayerful consideration and a survey of the political landscape," because she "would be in it to win it," CNN reports.

But the most memorable part of the event might be Palin's hands-on shunning of government intervention.

"I heard that there's a debate going on in Pennsylvania over whether public schools were going to ban sweets," Palin said. In response, she brought cookies for students she met with earlier 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." The crowd cheered again.

"I look at Pennsylvania and I think of sweets -- I think of Hershey. Then I think, how dare they ban sweets from school here," Palin added.

Palin made her intentions clear earlier in the day via Twitter:

The local debate Palin refers to comes from a story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. That story said that Pennsylvania schools are considering banning sugary drinks foods. However, the state education board said that the characterization of the proposal by Palin and paper isn't true: it is considering guidelines, not a ban.

Accordingly, the paper ran a correction:

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.
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