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Sarah Palin tour comes to abrupt halt
Politico ^ | August 16, 2011 | Molly Ball

Posted on 08/16/2011 2:48:35 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

After just four days on the road, Sarah Palin’s bus tour is going dormant again.

In a note posted on her Facebook page Monday, Palin said she’s headed “back to Alaska for the start of the school year.”

What’s next for the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee? “While kids crack open their school books, I look forward to continuing my own writing and research on strategies and plans to help move our country forward,” she wrote.

Palin noted that she’ll be back on the road before long — she’s scheduled to keynote a Sept. 3 tea party rally in Waukee, Iowa, near Des Moines.

Her Facebook note didn’t mention it, but she’s also scheduled to headline an Oct. 7 rally with Glenn Beck in St. Charles, Mo., according to a local conservative talk-radio station’s announcement Monday.

The leg of Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour that’s now ending lasted four days, beginning midday Friday, when Palin appeared at the Iowa State Fair — just in time for her to catch the attention of the assembled national political media mob in town for the Ames Straw Poll.

On Saturday, she visited Ronald Reagan’s childhood home in Dixon, Ill., and his nearby alma mater of Eureka College. She was in Eureka when the straw poll results were released, and NBC News asked her what she thought of the results.

“The prediction was that it would either be Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann because they spent a lot of time and energy to make sure they had delegates there who would cast those votes — so not really a surprise,” Palin told NBC, the only major news outlet following her in Illinois.

That single camera marked a dramatic change from the media horde that pursued Palin during her May swing through the Northeast. That first leg of the tour, which began in Washington, D.C., and wound up in New Hampshire, lasted six days.

On Sunday, Palin was touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., when the news broke that Tim Pawlenty was dropping out of the race.

“I would love to have seen Pawlenty stay in there and allow the voters to decide, not internal political machinery decide who should be in the race and who should not,” she told NBC’s Alex Moe.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2012; election; palin; palintravelingcircus; quitter; republicans; sarahpalin; whocares
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So is this the end of the bus tour or is she just taking a break while Perry, Romney & Bachmann compete for the headlines?
1 posted on 08/16/2011 2:48:43 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

It did the same thing yesterday:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2764133/posts

Freakin’ amazing.


2 posted on 08/16/2011 2:50:31 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Beaten Valve

I still contend that she has no intention of running for president. She is doing what she can to keep her name in the limelight and making the most of her fame. Nothing wrong with that except that she is giving her supporters false hope.


3 posted on 08/16/2011 2:50:43 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: humblegunner
The Search Feature can be your friend...
4 posted on 08/16/2011 2:52:12 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Beaten Valve
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5 posted on 08/16/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Pining_4_TX

If she runs, fine, if not, I hope she will come out soon and say so. Things are ramping up, and IMHO her supporters need to pick a conservative to get behind in the race - otherwise I fear the RINOs will pull ahead.


6 posted on 08/16/2011 2:55:28 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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So is this the end of the bus tour or is she just taking a break while Perry, Romney & Bachmann compete for the headlines?

It's the Fred Thompson fan dance.

7 posted on 08/16/2011 2:58:34 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Beaten Valve

If Sarah runs, she will enter on a Perry low note. Right now, Perry is riding high. Rasmussen has him way ahead. However, there are the undercurrents - the muslim contributor thing, other negative tidbits in the “off news”. When one or more of those off notes gets a bit more legs, Sarah can enter, if she is going to enter.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 2:58:43 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Pining_4_TX
“Nothing wrong with that except that she is giving her supporters false hope.”

And her supporters are attacking Bachman (the only other woman candidate) and providing a clear path for the RINO Perry and Romney to run away with it. She needs to either get in or get out.

9 posted on 08/16/2011 3:02:19 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: Pining_4_TX
I still contend that she has no intention of running for president. She is doing what she can to keep her name in the limelight and making the most of her fame. Nothing wrong with that except that she is giving her supporters false hope.

I disagree on the basis that I believe Sarah Palin to be an honest person with integrity, not a sly manipulator scheming how to use her fame to make money (she's already a millionaire from her book sales and Fox News gig.) I take her at her word when she says she hasn't decided whether or not to run but will by September. Running for president is a very serious, life-altering decision. If Palin runs, she'll have to deal with a high level of opposition from the left and the GOP establishment. She should take her time. However, doing so does not preclude the reality that she could very well choose to run and wasn't playing games, as you and others suggest. We'll soon find out.

10 posted on 08/16/2011 3:02:43 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Beaten Valve

Those clowns at Politico are so Abrupt in their silly opinions.


11 posted on 08/16/2011 3:03:55 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Beaten Valve

Journalism = Reading someone’s Facebook pate.


12 posted on 08/16/2011 3:04:19 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Sarah mentioned something the other day about attending a state fair in Alaska with Piper.

Perhaps she wants to enjoy whats left of the Alaskan summer....I imagine it’s rather short, so I don’t blame her.

If she’s going to announce, September 3rd would be a good time to do so.....she’ll be speaking to a TEA Party rally in Iowa, it’ the third anniversary of her acceptance speech at the GOP convention in St. Paul, and she could use the theme of the weekend....Labor Day....to remind voters of the massive job losses under Obama. I hope she goes for it.


13 posted on 08/16/2011 3:06:31 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama inherited a mild recession from George W. Bush and turned it into a major depression.)
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To: Jim Scott

You have more faith in politicians than I do.


14 posted on 08/16/2011 3:06:53 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: demshateGod

pate = page


15 posted on 08/16/2011 3:07:17 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: humblegunner

Arrgh, somehow I missed it.

I thought for sure that this was a new story today.

I beg for FR forgiveness...


16 posted on 08/16/2011 3:10:07 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Pining_4_TX
I am of the opposite opinion. I think she will run and is biding her time and under the radar is setting her traps.

If/when she announces, I believe that an entire organization will rise up out of the ground in seven to ten key states showing up like mushrooms after a spring rain.

She will explode across the political spectrum and rout anyone out there.

I'm hoping anyway.

17 posted on 08/16/2011 3:10:28 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Beaten Valve

First the “media” complains that they can’t keep up with her and don’t know her schedule or where she’s going, now they complain that it’s “over”.


18 posted on 08/16/2011 3:15:33 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Beaten Valve
In a note posted on her Facebook page Monday, Palin said she’s headed “back to Alaska for the start of the school year.”

HOLY FLIPPIN' CRAP! What IS this woman thinking?! She is SOOOO out-of-touch with REAL Americans. Imagine stopping a bus tour to get her kids back in school. /sarc

19 posted on 08/16/2011 3:15:33 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Beaten Valve

Can’t you read?
“Palin said she’s headed “back to Alaska for the start of the school year.” Governor Palin has two children still in school at home.

The press is following the bus being paid for by the Taxpayer, a.k.a. the Obama campaign bus.

Governor Palin is getting her kids ensconced in school right now while Perry, Romney & Bachmann and NINE other announced Republican candidates continue to tear each at other and get cut up by the mainstream media.

The unannounced Palin campaign will resume in two weeks. In the intervening two weeks there will be more publicity and attention paid to Governor Palin than to any of the other 12 republican candidates.


20 posted on 08/16/2011 3:16:35 PM PDT by ngat
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