From NBC's Norah O'Donnell
In a sign Sarah Palin wants to continue to be a player on the national political stage, the Alaska Governor has started a new political action committee to raise funds, SarahPAC.
The PAC is registered in Virginia and is modeled after HillPAC, Hillary Clinton's former political committee. Palin's committee allows her to raise money for other Republicans.
According to the Web site, the committee will also support Palin's "plans to build a better, stronger, and safer America in the 21st century."
Palin continues to have a huge political following. As of noon today, she has 464,000 friends on Facebook.com.