Palin focuses on Obama during Georgia appearance

Sarah Palin appeared at her first post-2008 campaign rally in Georgia to help Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) in his runoff against Democrat Jim Martin.

She was back in the Peach State Tuesday night, but the former Alaska governor wasn't backing any candidates.

She didn't mention any of the state's Republican candidates during an almost hour-long appearance in suburban Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

There are several competitive Republican House primaries in Georgia, as well as a gubernatorial contest where candidates would likely jump at the chance to have her endorsement. And while Chambliss isn't up this cycle, his colleague, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), is expected to have a competitive race against state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond (D).

Palin has campaigned for several Republicans in competitive primaries this cycle, including South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley (R).

During her Tuesday appearance, she instead targeted President Barack Obama. Palin joked that while special needs kids might not win a Nobel Peace Prize, "Nobel prizes aren't what they used to be anyway."

She was invited to the area by a local ministry.