Sharkie you've been involved in the PDS wars long enough to know that Scott Conroy, the author of this piece, is very close to the Palins and usually gets his information straight from them. He was on her "One Nation" tour last summer and (along with Shushannah Walshe) has acted as her own outlet to the media before, and so I wouldn't be surprised if if the two unnamed "Republican sources" were Sarah and Todd themselves. Yes, he has that kind of access to them.
What's he's saying is that Romney apparently offered her a token daytime speaking slot (when nobody's watching) and she told him to go pound sand.
Conroy is one of the few I “trust” when reporting on Gov. Palin. His work has been on the straight and narrow for the most part.