In her first interview after her announcement that she was quitting office on July 26, 16 months ahead of schedule, Palin criticized both President Obama and the Republican Party.
"The critics want to put you on a course of personal bankruptcy, so you can't afford to serve," she said, calling the attacks "bull crap," she told Fox News.
Palin is in Dillingham, where she was fishing with her husband, Todd, and daughter Piper. Reporters from three other networks were also in attendance.
She said Obama is taking the country in the wrong direction, and while she wouldn't reveal her future plans, indicated she has fight left in her.
"Average, hard-working Americans need to be able to get out there, unrestrained, and fight for what is right. Fight for energy independence and national security, fight for a smaller government instead of this big government overgrowth that Obama is ushering in," she said.
On the Republican Party, she said: "Obsessive partisanship has hurt the party. We have so many people who offer advice, but I'm going to continue to be, whether some of them like it or not, pretty darn independent, and not get wrapped up into a strong political machine that hasn't been extremely successful in some ways."
Palin also decried the state of the American media and said news coverage of her children was unfair.
Asked if she wanted to be president, she repeated she did not know what her future holds.
"I want to work, right now, for people who are going to work either in office or out of office for the right things. Those principles that build up America, those who are inspired by the values of America, and will not deride or apologize for the values we hold as Americans," she said. (ANI)