Who Says Sarah Palin Isn’t Gearing Up For A 2012 Run?

I try to stay out of the antics of America’s most desperate soap opera, The Wasiila-Billies, but this latest saga has way too many indicators that Sarah Palin is gearing up for a run in 2012.

Last week news broke via People Magazine that Levi Johnston issued a major mea culpa to the Palin family:

"Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry. Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true," he tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize."

Bristol added her own statement Tuesday saying, "Part of co-parenting is creating healthy and honest relationships between the parents. Tripp one day needs to know the truth and needs to know that even if a mistake is made the honorable thing to do is to own up to it."

After all the talk and interviews, Levi is saying he made is all up? Something seemed weird when this news broke. Well today that weirdness has been replaced with clarity:

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston reveal exclusively in the new Us Weekly that they are getting married.

And, they tell Us Weekly, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been kept in the dark about their plans ... until now.

"We got engaged two weeks ago," Bristol, 19, tells Us Weekly. "It felt right, even though we don’t have the approval of our parents."

I highly doubt that Sarah was “kept in the dark” about this. Palin has proven that her children are very much a tool for her political career. That can be seen in the way she would lug Trig out on stage at all hours of the day around the country, when he was not even a year old.

Now we have one of the other little nasty episodes in the Palin saga magically getting cleaned up, and only a few months before the 2012 presidential primary will really kick off. This sounds like a case of “cleaning up loose ends” to me and Sarah Palin will be running in 2012.