I don't know what this means, but the evidence is indisputable. The video that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin released today (video can be seen at the bottom of this post) on the SarahPAC website, along with her statement that she will not be seeking the GOP nomination for the office of the President of the United States, was uploaded to YouTube last week, on September 27, 2011.
YouTube allows uploaders to list videos as "public," "private," or as "unlisted." I am not certain of the technical differences between the latter two settings. Of course, the "public" setting allows "the public" (or anyone with the url to the video) to view the video. I believe it is with a "private" listing that enables ONLY those with the url of the video to actually view the video and no one can view an "unlisted" video. I think that's correct, but I'm not 100% sure. (I'm about 99% sure.)
Anyway, no matter the reason, or the many hours of heart-wrenching decision-making that Governor Palin and her family put into this decision, it can be said that, without equivocation, that this new "Restoring America Together" video was uploaded to YouTube last Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 and was listed on YouTube as either "private" or "unlisted" (most likely, as "private") after Governor Palin had already made her decision not to run for President...and, then reconsidered...for another week.
If anything, I think this shows that Governor Palin was probably allowing herself and her family more time to think about the possibility of her entering the race. I have SOME idea how long it can take to put a video together (I've uploaded about 180 of them), even if you have all of the video clips readily available to you. I would think that the "Restoring America Together" video would have (at a MINIMUM) had to have been made (again, at the VERY LEAST) the day before it was uploaded. (Given the production factor of the video, it probably took MUCH longer...maybe a week, maybe more. The video was made by a "professional," so, perhaps it took only "hours," too.) Nevertheless, this means that when Governor Palin did her last interview last Tuesday, September 27th, with Greta Van Susteren on On The Record, Governor Palin was already pretty certain that she was NOT going to run.
She also appeared on the FOX Business Network with Judge Napolitano on his show "Freedom Watch" on September 29th, 2011.
Here is the "Restoring America Together" video. Click the title of the video in the video screen below, if you wish to go to YouTube and see the upload date for yourself.
Governor Palin, thank you for all that you and your family have already sacrificed in your service to our country. Until 2016, Governor...