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Palin's bus spotted in Moline
WHBF-TV ^ | August 11, 2011 | Meaghan Corson

Posted on 08/11/2011 9:39:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin's bus has been parked in Moline all day long, and it was creating quite a buzz. The question was is she actually in town?

Well, she was not in town. The bus driver was told to go to Moline and wait for further instructions. Palin's bus was tucked behind Benjamin Franklin Crafts in Moline. Even though you could not see it from the main road, folks were still finding it.

"I think that it spreads quickly. I think that it's really one person saw it, couple more people. But truthfully we haven't had much interest through the store," said Lori Graham, Benjamin Franklin Crafts employee.

About two dozen curious Quad Citians stopped by Thursday to see the bus for themselves.

"When my friend asked me to have the picture taken in front of the bus. My response was ‘you betcha' 'cause that's one of Sarah Palin's favorite words. So I thought I'll just coin that phrase," said Jean Whitcomb, another Benjamin Franklin Crafts employee.

Once again the bus driver himself didn't know why he was told to come to town.


TOPICS: Illinois; Iowa; Campaign News; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bustour; ia2012; illinois; iowa; moline; onenation; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 08/11/2011 9:39:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 08/11/2011 9:44:14 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

The Bus/Gosselin 2012!


3 posted on 08/11/2011 9:48:42 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not sure what to make of that but I suspect it has something to do with security - never knowing exactly when, where, or how Sarah will surface.

The responsibility Sarah’s going to be assuming in 2013 is mind-numbing. We don’t need any undue problems from leftist kooks at this stage.


4 posted on 08/11/2011 9:50:18 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: MichaelCorleone

A little early aren’t you? She hasn’t even announced yet and she’s not polling well.


5 posted on 08/11/2011 10:24:48 PM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: Patrick1

Are the liberals in the MSM going to complain again about how hard it is to chase her bus wherever it goes?

I remember last time she took a bus tour. These journalists chasing the bus were on TV. They complained that Sarah didn’t give them a schedule of where she was going, or what route she was taking. They complained they couldn’t stop to eat or go to the bathroom, because they had to be back on the road to follow the bus.

Well, the MSM certainly is expending lots of time and resources chasing down Sarah. If they decide that someone who is not running for anything is that newsworthy, that’s their news judgement, and their own fault if they don’t know how to cover such a story.


6 posted on 08/11/2011 10:34:10 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: GunRunner

Breaking my own rule about posting on Sarah threads..

I will say this.

I love Sarah, but the cat and mouse game, imho, really doesn’t seem like good strategy. The last bus tour when she led the press on a goose chase just seemed like a strange thing.

I’m sure she enjoyed messing with them.

I am all for unconventional, but this seems strange.


7 posted on 08/11/2011 10:35:22 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

It’s not unconventional. She’s not running.


8 posted on 08/11/2011 10:39:57 PM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: GunRunner

Sarah is going to run.

Sarah is going win. (enormous landslide)

With the support of tea party congress and senate,
Sarah is going to save America.


9 posted on 08/11/2011 10:46:13 PM PDT by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (We were born citizens. Now we are subjects. Currently on the path to become serfs.)
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To: GunRunner

Sarah is going to run.

Sarah is going win. (enormous landslide)

With the support of tea party congress and senate,
Sarah is going to save America.


10 posted on 08/11/2011 10:46:13 PM PDT by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (We were born citizens. Now we are subjects. Currently on the path to become serfs.)
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To: GunRunner

“A little early aren’t you?”

Yes, I suppose. It is true that she may not run at all; maybe it’s best to wait to see.

Not the first time I’ve got ahead of myself.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 10:50:40 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: GunRunner

I don’t think so either.

Why would she?


12 posted on 08/11/2011 11:15:05 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

I’m sick of hearing from her that she doesn’t know and hasn’t made a decision on whether she’s running. And, you’re right, it is strange. All for nothing.


13 posted on 08/12/2011 12:09:52 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: GunRunner

She may as well not.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 12:11:56 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: ImProudToBeAnAmerican

I think you’re right that she’s running. She’s been leaning that way since 2008. No one better equipped has stepped up to the plate yet and none of the remaining undecideds can cut it. (Yeah, I mean you Perry)

I think she’s running. We will soon see.


15 posted on 08/12/2011 12:22:57 AM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: mrspeelwerneeded
She's not. I'm pretty sure of it.

Rick Perry is getting in at the perfect time; right before it's too late and right after that gruesome debate and the ridiculous Iowa Caucus. She's already polling just barely out of single digits and if she were to wait any longer I don't think there would be much a point. I think she's enjoying playing kingmaker.

16 posted on 08/12/2011 12:23:37 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: GunRunner
She's not. I'm pretty sure of it.

She is running, I am sure of it.
17 posted on 08/12/2011 12:35:13 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: GunRunner; MichaelCorleone
A little early aren’t you? She hasn’t even announced yet and she’s not polling well.

Boy am I glad Reagan didn't make decisions based on how he was polling.

10 or so months before the 1980 General Election, Jimmah Carter was leading Reagan by 30+ points.

Much more than any current deficit that Governor Palin currently has.

And we all know how that turned out, right?
18 posted on 08/12/2011 12:37:28 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: berdie
I don’t think so either.



I think she is running.

Why would she?

Because she believes in our country and wants the best for it?.
19 posted on 08/12/2011 12:39:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: mrspeelwerneeded
She may as well not.

She may as well given the current crop of candidates that we have. She is head and shoulders over all of them.
20 posted on 08/12/2011 12:40:41 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
I'm talking about her numbers in the primary, not the general election.

If you want to talk about the general election, her numbers against Obama are the worst among all of the GOP contenders.

21 posted on 08/12/2011 12:41:54 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: GunRunner
If you want to talk about the general election, her numbers against Obama are the worst among all of the GOP contenders.

And yet their still much better than Reagan's were and he had announced.

Wrong argument my friend.

Governor Palin is not a "Finger-in-the-Wind" individual. She doesn't do things based on polls, she never has in her political career, a fact you might have known if you had actually read more of the articles posted here on FreeRepublic or had seen "The Undefeated" or even read one of her books.

Basing your opinion on polls at this stage of the game is just plan silly.
22 posted on 08/12/2011 12:49:16 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
I get the whole Palin worship bit. It's hard to avoid here lately. You don't have to reiterate how awesome you think she is.

But she polls the worst out of all of the candidates and has the highest negatives. She knows this and is not running. She said she'd get in the game only if there wasn't proper representation of her ideas in the field. Between Perry and Bachmann I think she sees that and will endorse one of them sooner or later.

23 posted on 08/12/2011 12:53:19 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: berdie

you saw what Romney got when he came someplace expected...shouted down by an obama/soros thug.....I hope Sarah never tells them where she is going.


24 posted on 08/12/2011 2:57:17 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: SoConPubbie; mrspeelwerneeded; berdie; GunRunner

Gotta love how the PDSers sneak into a Palin thread in the dead of night.....


25 posted on 08/12/2011 3:23:51 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: GunRunner
I get the whole Palin worship bit. It's hard to avoid here lately. You don't have to reiterate how awesome you think she is.

But she polls the worst out of all of the candidates and has the highest negatives. She knows this and is not running. She said she'd get in the game only if there wasn't proper representation of her ideas in the field. Between Perry and Bachmann I think she sees that and will endorse one of them sooner or later.


Leaving aside the obligatory hyperbole, lies, and ugliness routinely employed by those suffering from Palin Derangement Syndrome, here is a properly sourced Time Magazine article from 1980 that just goes to prove my point concerning polling, read it and weep GunRunner!

Nation: But Can Reagan Be Elected? (Compare to todays Palin!)

Try learning from history GunRunner!
26 posted on 08/12/2011 8:09:14 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
There's no lies contained in anything I said. I was just stating a fact:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/president_obama_vs_republican_candidates.html

27 posted on 08/12/2011 8:23:16 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: ImProudToBeAnAmerican

Agree 100 percent. I pray she will step forward and lead. We all need to work on finding new congress critters. Replace whey incumbent we can regardless of party. She will need those tea party supported new guys to u turn this disaster.
Do you have a new candidate to back during the primary for your congressional district?


28 posted on 08/12/2011 9:45:39 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey! Look Boss! The Bus The Bus!! (/Herve off)


29 posted on 08/12/2011 12:38:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Your comment is without a doubt one of the most amusing I have ever read. Or did you forget the sarcasm tag?

I don’t typically post here until late in the evening.

I don’t typically post on Palin threads because unless you drop to your knees and genuflect everytime Sarah’s name is mentioned you are labeled a PDSer or troll. I am neither. Sarah is human..and a politician.

I hope Sarah declares..for many reasons. First and foremost..I’m sure not excited about the current field. But I question some of her methods and have to wonder why she would walk the gauntlet.

Like I said..I am not typically on the internet until late in the evening. Your comment was just too rich to let pass. I’ll be back later (maybe) to sneak in and post in the dead of night.

Wow!! That makes me feel pretty exotic!


30 posted on 08/12/2011 5:01:06 PM PDT by berdie
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To: SoConPubbie

Me too.


31 posted on 08/12/2011 5:08:48 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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