Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Takes Manhattan (and Jersey City)
Posted on 06/01/2011 1:07:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin continued her whirlwind tour of the city Wednesday, making stops at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty before visiting her bosses at Fox News.
Palin, whose much-hyped journey to the nations historic sites has fueled speculation that shes gearing up to run for President, traded in her bus for a National Parks Service boat when she began her day at Ellis Island.
Tourists visiting the former first stop for immigrants entering the United States did a double-take when they spotted the celebrity pseudo-candidate.
She shook students and hands and said Hi kids, how are you doing? said Ruth Marcello, 61, an elementary school teacher from Nut Swamp, NJ who was chaperoning a class when Palin arrived just before 8:30 a.m.
She was very friendly, very nice, very pretty, said Marcello.
Wearing a black shirt, white pants and Star of David necklace, Palin shook hands with the class and happily posed for photos with the students.
When one boy noticed her necklace, he exclaimed Hey, the Jewish star!
Yes, it is!, responded Palin, who then put her hand over the necklace and gave the kid a high-five.
I thought it was cool, said Kayla McClutchey, 11, who also gave the former governor of Alaska a high-five. I heard she was running for President and I was like Whoa...
With her parents and daughter Piper in tow, Palin then took a 30-minute tour of the Ellis Island before riding the boat over to Lady Liberty.
We'll highlight the beauty of legal immigrants' work ethic and love of freedom while visiting Ellis Island & Statute of Liberty, Palin tweeted just before her voyage on New York Harbor.
When she emerged from the statue an hour later, a high school band visiting from Illinois broke into a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, as Palin covered her heart and the waiting news photographers snapped away.
She looks better in person \[and\] shes definitely got my vote if she tries to run for President, said Clayton Tarpley, 19, who snapped a picture with Palin and declared: Its going on Facebook.
After returning to her Jersey City hotel to pick up her bus, Palin then ventured into Midtown to meet with executives at Fox. She has worked for the cable news network and would have to resign her job if she runs for President.
It was not clear if she would sit down for an interview with Fox News.
Palin, whose tour has included stops in Washington, Gettysburg, Pa., and Philadelphia, arrived in New York City late Tuesday to meet with Donald Trump and share a pizza with the reality TV star.
The next stops of her guerilla-style tour are rumored to be Boston and then on to New Hampshire, the site of 2012s first presidential primary.
Palin also announced today that the tour would continue in the western part of the country later this summer.
Pretty even article for the MSM...
NOTE: Sarah avoids the press and focuses on those she visits.
It is usually the other way around.
I hope they gave Piper some time off from the circus while Palin was in her meeting. She’s looking appropriately worn out.
Also, impressive that the elementary school class manage to get to that field trip by 8:30am.
If I was from a place called "Nut Swamp" I'd probably want to get out of town early too!
Clayton, you'll be making yourself a target.
“Pretty even article for the MSM...”
Even more so for the NYDN, they are lefty from the word go.