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Sarah Palin bus tour starts: No bus, but there are motorcycles!!
Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/29/2011 | Robin Abcarian and Peter Nicholas

Posted on 05/29/2011 2:50:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Sarah Palin's much-publicized "One Nation" bus tour got off to a chaotic and rumbling start Sunday in Washington, with no bus in sight and the potential presidential candidate only occasionally popping into view.

The former Alaska governor, who has indicated she is still contemplating a run for the White House in 2012, showed up at a motorcycle rally at the Pentagon, clad in black leather, a black helmet and sunglasses, riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by an unidentified woman.

Fox News, with whom Palin has a contract for political commentary, said Palin attended the rally with her husband, Todd, and some of their children.

Asked by those in the crowd whether she would run for president, Palin replied, "I don't know yet," Fox said.

Amid the rumble of motorcycles, Palin was asked whether all of her tour events would be that loud. "Oh, it would be a blast if they were this loud, if they smelled this good," Palin declared. "I love that smell of the emissions!"

Once back as a passenger on one of the bikes, Palin traveled with other riders to the Vietnam memorial on the National Mall, and later was seen riding down an adjacent street, waving to the crowd from her perch.

The bus tour has been a staple of presidential campaigns, but Palin's effort was as much a mystery as her future political plans. Tours are usually highly choreographed to present the candidate making multiple speeches in front of rapturous crowds, as a sort of rolling campaign commercial.

In Palin's case, however, there was no indication where she would appear next or whether she would even speak publicly.

Last week's announcement of the tour, which Palin said on her website was meant to start the "fundamental restoration of America,"

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bustour; motorcycles; palin; palin2012; palinbustour; rollingthunder; sarahpalin
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To: SeekAndFind

Love the old “Peace Through Superior Firepower” bumper sticker on the bike!


4 posted on 05/29/2011 2:53:50 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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5 posted on 05/29/2011 2:55:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a load of crap from the L.A. Times! They admit that it wasn’t a high profile event for her but make it as chaotic and something wrong to do so!!


6 posted on 05/29/2011 2:56:06 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bryanw92

Rolling Thunder schedule

North Pentagon Parking Lot, Arlington, VA. Opens 7:00 am on the Sunday before the Monday observing Memorial Day.

The 2011 run takes place on Sunday, May 29th.

The run departs the parking lot at noon and takes several hours (from start to finish) to complete. The area police have many streets restricted so the only entry is via the North Pentagon parking lot.


7 posted on 05/29/2011 2:56:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

41:7

8 posted on 05/29/2011 2:57:06 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: SeekAndFind
lin was asked whether all of her tour events would be that loud. "Oh, it would be a blast if they were this loud, if they smelled this good," Palin declared. "I love that smell of the emissions!"

She really seemed to fit right in with the crowd. God love her. Run Sarah, Run.

9 posted on 05/29/2011 2:57:19 PM PDT by McGruff (Run Sarah, Run. Restore this country to what it once was.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Al B.; redder; STARWISE; Clyde5445; LibLieSlayer; The Cajun; ...

REUTERS PHOTO

"Oh, it would be a blast if they were this loud, if they smelled this good!"
Sarah Palin


10 posted on 05/29/2011 3:00:46 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love that smell of the emissions. Smells like... victory.


11 posted on 05/29/2011 3:01:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
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12 posted on 05/29/2011 3:02:10 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: McGruff
In Palin's case, however, there was no indication where she would appear next or whether she would even speak publicly.

...thereby preventing the Acorn, SEIU, and other Marxist groups from mustering their violent members to harass and disrupt her. A side benefit, the MSM is totally clueless as to where they are to send their 'unbiased' newsreaders.. Sarah has them by the short hairs. Pull Sarah pull!

13 posted on 05/29/2011 3:03:02 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Huskrrrr

HawH000ooo!


14 posted on 05/29/2011 3:07:10 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Huskrrrr

HawH000ooo!


15 posted on 05/29/2011 3:07:26 PM PDT by mylife
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To: SeekAndFind

Seeing how Romney is getting the better share of support, according to the drive by media, I implore Sarah to please get her hat in the ring soon.

We need her.


16 posted on 05/29/2011 3:07:45 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Huskrrrr

LOL! Good one.

Can someone put that side by side with Sarah on the motorcycle?


17 posted on 05/29/2011 3:08:16 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: Beowulf9

Patience, wait til you see the reds of their beady little eyes.She announced this on twitter late Thursday and it turned it the the biggest event of the campaign. She will be our next President.

Pray for America


18 posted on 05/29/2011 3:11:53 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold Sarah's coat while she kicks his ____.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Reuters

19 posted on 05/29/2011 3:13:01 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike

The LA Times, The NY Times, “Politico”, they are lost, they are clueless. They have no idea what Sarah Palin is doing to them, MSNBC will probably melt down this coming week. But......more is coming from Mr. West & Mr. Cain, and....and of course Michelle Bachman. And....Paul Ryan will do his act. Washington hunted long and hard for winning Generals and he got them in Daniel Morgan and Nathaniel Greene. Morgan whipped the Red Coats at Cow Pens and Greene never beat them, just drove them crazy with attacks. Lincoln ditto: Grant & Sherman. Two women and two Black men!!! America, God has blessed us with freedom loving, free spirit, love America patriots. 2012 is going to be unlike any election seen in this country for many, many years!!!


20 posted on 05/29/2011 3:14:27 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: SeekAndFind

I expect she laid off those aides in February when she was having second thoughts about a run—then rehired them as she changed her mind and started to prepare for the race again.


22 posted on 05/29/2011 3:19:12 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind
The former Alaska governor, who has indicated she is still contemplating a run for the White House in 2012, showed up at a motorcycle rally at the Pentagon, clad in black leather, a black helmet and sunglasses, riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by an unidentified woman.

Hilarious. The MSM is going to lose there minds having to cover Palin at these genuinely American gatherings. White Wine Spritzer sales are going through the roof today as the Lamestream drinks themselves into a depressing stupor.

They would feel a lot more comfortable being with this dope and his un-American Liberalism.


23 posted on 05/29/2011 3:24:30 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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I hope everyone understands why she isn’t driving a bike herself (which I guess is due to liability reasons).


24 posted on 05/29/2011 3:25:49 PM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Beowulf9

She made a grand — and unexpected — entrace in the 2008 campaign and she will do the same in this one.


25 posted on 05/29/2011 3:26:30 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: dancusa

I think it's called a "Flying Pigeon" in Red China.

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.But I don't know anything about the bicycle.

26 posted on 05/29/2011 3:30:00 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: agere_contra

i’d be shocked if the person driving the bike wasn’t security.

i’d be even more shocked if she didn’t have other security riding bikes around her

she needs to keep a solid security wall at all times. give them minimal information of travel and itineraries. think jfk. it could even get to the point of decoy vehicles & routine bomb sweeps, especially if they are riding around in such an easy target like a bus

she is pissing off the left and the rino right. she is threatening their power. it’s up to the real Americans to make sure she is safe.

if anything happens to her or her family, i will be very angry.

and they won’t like me when i’m angry


27 posted on 05/29/2011 3:33:25 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Huskrrrr

His bike is a pretty blue


28 posted on 05/29/2011 3:34:55 PM PDT by woofie
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To: SeekAndFind

29 posted on 05/29/2011 3:40:04 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Is it true that the Rolling Thunder people have expressed some concern at Palin’s involvement, citing their non political stance?


30 posted on 05/29/2011 3:42:03 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: sten

“i’d be shocked if the person driving the bike wasn’t security.”

An article I read on yahoo (I think from politico)said Piper was riding the bike, her mother was on.


31 posted on 05/29/2011 4:09:21 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: gleeaikin
Some hand-wringers from up north were "concerned', but there concerns were UNFOUNDED, as usual.

Now, if it had been a media-whore liberal democrat or RINO, then they SHOULD be worried.

32 posted on 05/29/2011 4:10:53 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: DocH
their concerns
33 posted on 05/29/2011 4:11:39 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: sten

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2726874/posts


34 posted on 05/29/2011 4:12:58 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: gleeaikin; sten



35 posted on 05/29/2011 4:22:51 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bryanw92

Sarah is just trying to tell everyone that you can’t predict what she will do.


36 posted on 05/29/2011 4:24:26 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: onyx

She even looks great with “helmet head”
Damn I wish I was there.


37 posted on 05/29/2011 4:43:28 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Covenantor

I can tell it is just a photo-op, they took off the training wheels.


38 posted on 05/29/2011 4:45:02 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Lazlo in PA

Those two probably share a booth at the .25 cent “theater”.


39 posted on 05/29/2011 4:48:20 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: sten

250,000 Rolling Thunder participants is all the security any honest true American needs.


40 posted on 05/29/2011 4:53:35 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: RS_Rider

not when their intentions are anything but honorable.

if she doesn’t have a security team, she needs one.


41 posted on 05/29/2011 5:08:58 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten
i’d be shocked if the person driving the bike wasn’t security.

If reports of the "unidentified woman" are accurate, you might be shocked

42 posted on 05/29/2011 5:13:54 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: sten
i’d be shocked if the person driving the bike wasn’t security.

According to a poster at DU

. The driver is a Terminator...
that'd work
43 posted on 05/29/2011 5:24:41 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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PICS!!!!!!! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
44 posted on 05/29/2011 5:32:21 PM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: sten

trust me 300k bikers most of whom like Sarah is the best kind of security... also I would make book that over half of them were packing.
No one does anything violent at these things... if they do they end up curb stomped


45 posted on 05/29/2011 5:36:38 PM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: sten

“not when their intentions are anything but honorable.

if she doesn’t have a security team, she needs one.”

I respectfully disagree, not in that crowd.


46 posted on 05/29/2011 5:50:29 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by an unidentified woman.

Wasn't that "unidentified woman" reported elsewhere as Willow Palin?

47 posted on 05/29/2011 5:51:38 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans curtail freedoms too, they just do it more slowly than Democrats.)
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To: antisocial

Her daughter Willow I believe was the operator of the bike she was on, Piper rode with her husband Todd, and Bristol rode with someone else. I do not believe there was any security there and I don’t believe it was necessary. Anyone who messed with Sarah there in an unfriendly manner wouldn’t have lasted long.


48 posted on 05/29/2011 5:52:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SouthernBoyupNorth

they only need to get off one shot

the people need to understand this.

the progressives have been driving up the frenzy hoping for some freak to pop out of the woodwork. he/she won’t care about what happens to them. they’d be a zealot doing it ‘for the greater good’ or some such crap.

ask newt if a crazy nutjob can get close enough to shower him with confetti. answer... already has (2 weeks ago).

what if that was a test run... for another target

you need to war game these things to anticipate how to defend


49 posted on 05/29/2011 5:54:07 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: RS_Rider
read my #49
50 posted on 05/29/2011 5:56:35 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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