Sneak peek: Palin's interview with Barbara Walters

Palin has also become a vocal supporter of the tea party movement, calling it “beautiful.” This group of protestors, however, is staunchly against the bailout package, which Palin and McCain both supported in their campaign.

“Yep. That very first bailout, yes. Now we have learned, too, it didn’t fulfill the promises that were made by Congress, and by the White House, that bailing out these businesses that were ‘too big to fail,'” Palin said. “That did not put our economy back on the right track. So we learn from our mistakes. The tea party movement, beautiful. It energizes our country. More power to these people who are showing up there.”…

“My ambition if you will, my desire, is to help our country in whatever role that may be, and I cannot predict what that will be, what doors would be open in the year 2012,” she said.

As for whether she will play a major role, Palin replied, “If people will have me, I will.”