Palin on 2012: 'I don't know what the future holds'

While she's ruled out a political future in Alaska, Gov. Sarah Palin (R) refused on Tuesday to rule out a run for the White House in the future.

"I don't know what the future holds," Palin said during an interview on NBC News Tuesday morning. "I can't predict what the next fish run's gonna look like, let alone what the next few years hold."

Palin granted her first interviews since shockingly announcing that she would not only decline to seek reelection, but also resign from office.

"I knew that I wasn't going to run for reelection. I knew that everything changed on August 29th, in politics in Alaska," Palin said, referencing the date when she was thrust into the national spotlight by being tapped to run as the Republican vice presidential candidate.

Still, Palin said she "not in the least" regretted campaigning as Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

In the interview, Palin often cited the ethics lawsuits as time and money consuming too much of hers and Alaska's resources as a central motivation in her decision to step down.