"Now like a lot of you, perhaps, I have spent the last year thinking about how -- how to best serve. How -- How can I help our country? How can I make sure that I, that you, that we're in a position of nobody being able to succeed? When they try to tell us to sit down and shut up, how can we best serve? In 2008, I had the honor -- really of a lifetime -- the honor of a lifetime, running alongside John McCain. I...look at him as an American hero. And nearly 60 million Americans voted for us. They cast their ballot for the things that we are talking about tonight: lower taxes, smaller government, transparency, energy independence and strong national security."

Sarah Palin comments on how she thinks about helping our country.