Maybe things aren’t what they seem:
Sarah Palin is fortifying her small staff of advisers, buying a house in Arizona — where associates have said she could base a national campaign — and reviving her schedule of public appearances. The moves are the most concrete signals yet that Ms. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, is seriously weighing a Republican presidential bid.
While it is by no means clear that she would be willing to give up her lucrative speaking career and her perch as an analyst on Fox News to face the scrutiny and combat that would come with her entrance into the race, she is being pressed by supporters for a decision and has acknowledged that time is running out.
Maybe she is moving to Arizona to establish residency to run for the open Senate seat, and has no intention of running for President. Not like this is unprecedented.
Or maybe Arizona is just a better place to base her lucrative wingnut welfare operation. She clearly wanted the hell out of Alaska as soon as she had an opportunity. Who knows?