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  • Dr. Ben Carson's 'One Nation' Book Tops New York Times' Best Sellers List

    06/17/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    Neurosurgeon and notable conservative speaker Dr. Ben Carson's most recent book has made it to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' best sellers list. Dr. Carson's One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, debuted on the "Hardcover Nonfiction" list at No. 1 last week and remains so this week. In the Hardcover Nonfiction category, One Nation is trailed by French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century at No. 2, and Mariano Rivera's memoir, The Closer at No. 3. One Nation also is found at No. 2 for the "Combined Print and...
  • Palin's weekend road trip across the Midwest

    08/14/2011 5:11:24 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 08/14/11 | Alex Moe
    After a roughly two-month hiatus, Sarah Palin's "One Nation" bus tour was back on the road this weekend. This time, she traveled across the Midwest, where she learned about past U.S. presidents -- and reacted to developing news about the 2012 presidential race. Earlier this week, the former Alaska governor announced on her website that she would be stopping by the Iowa State Fair on Friday, which put the political world on edge as she was coming to such an important early nominating state -- the day before the closely watched Ames Straw Poll. While at the fair, Palin said...
  • Exclusive: Sarah Palin Visits Eureka College (Video)

    08/13/2011 9:19:12 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    centralillinoisnews ^ | Saturday August 13, 2011 | Paul Strater
    With most of the conservative presidential field in Iowa today, Eureka residents were surprised to find Sarah Palin touring the Eureka College The bus rolled up around 4:30 Saturday afternoon. It was an unannounced stop on the "One Nation" bus tour of America. Getting off to tour the college campus that Ronald Reagan called home was Sarah Palin, her husband Todd, and her daughter Piper. With none of the security usually surrounding a major political figure, Palin greeted everyone she saw. Then it was time for a tour of the Ronald Reagan Museum in the college's Donald B. Cerf center....
  • Palin's bus spotted in Moline

    08/11/2011 9:39:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WHBF-TV ^ | August 11, 2011 | Meaghan Corson
    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,"...
  • What's behind Sarah Palin's surprise trip to the Iowa State Fair?

    08/11/2011 12:51:59 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 108 replies · 2+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 11, 2011 | Peter Grier
    Sarah Palin and her One Nation bus tour are making a surprise trip to Iowa, if you haven’t heard. In an email sent yesterday to supporters of her political action committee she said she’s going to “meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week.”(snip) Sarah Palin has proved that she is the quasi-political attention-getting master of the US media universe. That’s because there just happens to be a debate in Ames, Iowa tonight among declared GOP presidential contenders. A straw poll follows this weekend. So hundreds of political reporters are already in Iowa – pre-positioned for...
  • Sarah Palin takes her bus to Iowa; Oh look, it's the Ames Straw Poll weekend

    08/10/2011 11:48:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket ^ | August 10, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    At least the Iowa bus business looks good in this sour nationwide economy. Michele Bachmann is moving around her birth state in one. Next week, President Obama will pass through Iowa briefly (and Illinois and Minnesota) on his next talking-at-Americans-about-jobs outing before his next vacation. Now comes word that Sarah Palin will bring her famous, extremely patriotic "One Nation" bus tour to the Heartland this week, allegedly for a visit to the Iowa State Fair, possibly Friday. The fair opens Thursday with a Mitt Romney speech competing with the annual carved cow in butter. Don't fail to miss that. If...
  • Sarah Palin to Re-Launch Bus Tour in Iowa Tomorrow

    08/10/2011 5:30:17 PM PDT · by Al B. · 35 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | August 10, 2011
    ABC News has confirmed that Sarah Palin will re-launch her “One Nation” bus tour in Iowa tomorrow, the same day that Republican presidential contenders will take the stage for a debate in Ames, Iowa. [...] A SarahPAC fundraising email obtained by ABC News details the former Alaska governor’s plans to “meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week.” “The heartland is perfect territory for more of the One Nation Tour as we put forth efforts to revitalize the fundamental restoration of America by highlighting our nation's heart, history, and founding principles,” Palin writes in the email....
  • Always Proud (New Sarah Palin video promoting Midwest bus tour)

    08/10/2011 3:40:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | SarahPalinAK
    55 second video features clips of Presidents Lincoln, Truman and Reagan. Bus tour to hit Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.
  • Palin bus tour to roll into Iowa

    08/10/2011 2:16:29 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 391 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/10/2011 | Peter Hamby
    After a nearly three-month hiatus, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is planning to crash the presidential party once again with a heartland-themed re-launch of her "One Nation" bus tour this week in Iowa, according to a Palin fundraising email obtained by CNN. Palin is bringing her Constitution-themed bus to the Iowa State Fair, just 30 miles south of where the Republican presidential field will take the stage on Thursday for a presidential debate in Ames. It's not yet clear which day the tour will begin, but her surprise arrival in Iowa will happen before the closely watched Ames straw poll....
  • Palin's PAC rakes in $1.6M by end of June

    07/14/2011 1:59:56 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) political action committee, Sarah PAC, raised almost $1.6 million the first six months of this year, it will report in Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. Sarah PAC has just over $1.4 million in in the bank at the end of June after having spent about $1.6 million — about as much as it raised — between January and June. The first six months of this year saw a revamped political operation for Palin, who relaunched Sarah PAC's website this spring and embarked on a national bus tour sponsored by the PAC. That tour, along...
  • Sarah Palin Film to Premiere in Iowa Next Week

    06/24/2011 8:31:27 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 13 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 06/24/2011 | Sheila Marikar
    The new documentary about Sarah Palin will premiere in Iowa next week, a source close to the film told ABC News today, and Palin has been invited. “The Undefeated” chronicles Palin’s rise from small town mayor to Alaska governor to vice presidential candidate. Filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon told ABC News at a recent screening that he wanted to debut the film in Iowa’s iconic Field of Dreams, “but they just don't do these things." Earlier this month, Palin told ABC News that she wanted to take her “One Nation” bus tour to Iowa. “The Undefeated” premiere would be a prime...
  • Palin says she was doing her civic duty (Has jury duty)

    06/22/2011 6:33:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Via POLITICO's Juana Summers, Sarah Palin is throwing water on reports she'd ditched her "One Nation" bus tour, with a Facebook post saying she will be performing her civic duty: "As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I'm looking forward to hitting the open road again. The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other Alaskan."
  • Palin says her bus tour isn't over

    06/22/2011 2:51:37 PM PDT · by TomServo · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Wednesday knocked down media reports that her nationwide bus tour has come to an end after completing only its first leg. Palin, a potential presidential candidate, sought to put an end to speculation that her "One Nation" tour is over. The talk was sparked by a RealClearPolitics report said that it's going on hiatus. Other news organizations reported that the tour is coming to an end. "I did? Hmm, glad I have media to let me know my plans.
  • Palin Quiets Bus Tour Rumors

    06/22/2011 5:07:10 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 43 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | June 22, 2011 | Jordan Fabian
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Wednesday knocked down media reports that her nationwide bus tour has come to an end after completing only its first leg. Palin, a potential presidential candidate, sought to put an end to speculation that her "One Nation" tour is over. The talk was sparked by a RealClearPolitics report said that it's going on hiatus. Other news organizations reported that the tour is coming to an end. "I did? Hmm, glad I have media to let me know my plans. They never cease to amaze MT "@foxheadlines Palin Ends Bus Tour http://fxn.ws/ip0mgb," Palin tweeted,...
  • *Sigh* Reports of Tour Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

    06/22/2011 6:54:33 PM PDT · by Clyde5445 · 67 replies
    http://www.facebook.com ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Imagine our surprise when reading media reports today that the “One Nation Tour” has been cancelled. Why didn’t anyone tell me? Oh, wait, that’s because it hasn’t been cancelled. (Good ol' media... you never cease to amaze!) As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I’m looking forward to hitting the open road again. The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other...
  • *Sigh* Reports of Tour Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated (Jury Duty)

    06/22/2011 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Anamnesis · 40 replies
    Facebook ^ | 6/22/10 | Sarah Palin
    Imagine our surprise when reading media reports today that the “One Nation Tour” has been cancelled. Why didn’t anyone tell me? Oh, wait, that’s because it hasn’t been cancelled. (Good ol' media... you never cease to amaze!) As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I’m looking forward to hitting the open road again. The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other...
  • Sarah Palin Reportedly Quits Bus Tour Halfway Through

    06/22/2011 1:15:59 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 369 replies
    TPM ^ | June 22, 2011 | Jillian Rayfield
    Former half-term Gov. Sarah Palin has reportedly packed in her bus tour...halfway through. Real Clear Politics is reporting that Palin and her family have returned to Alaska from their "One Nation" bus tour, despite tentatively scheduled stops in Iowa and South Carolina. From Scott Conroy at RCP: Though Palin and her staff never announced a timeline for the remaining legs of her trip, aides had drafted preliminary itineraries that would have taken her through the Midwest and Southeast at some point this month. But those travel blueprints are now in limbo, RCP has learned, as Palin and her family have...
  • NBC Omits “Under God”, “One Nation’ & “Indivisible” From Pledge Before US Open

    06/19/2011 6:35:49 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Iconic Surrealism ^ | June 20th | Jay Busbee
    Listen to the pledge of allegiance that runs alongside the patriotic images, and later to the one that overlays video of previous U.S. Open winners: (VIDEO)
  • Sarah Palin Scolds Media for Seeking 'Scuttlebutt,' Posts Own View of 'One Nation' Tour

    06/08/2011 11:30:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | June 08, 2011 | Sheila Marikar
    Sarah Palin Scolds Media for Seeking 'Scuttlebutt,' Posts Own View of 'One Nation' Tour June 08, 2011 9:53 PM ABC News' Sheila Marikar reports:Sarah Palin isn't relying on the media to tell the story of her "One Nation" tour.Today, she posted a statement on SarahPAC.com alluding to the media's focus on her unconventional interpretation of Paul Revere's midnight ride. She also posted her own clip reel of highlights from her visits to the Northeast's historic sites."Even though the media too often sadly chose soundbites over substance, they did get lots of substance during our 'One Nation' tour from the nearly two...
  • Sarah Palin: The American Spirit (Unfortunately Missed By The MSM) - New Video

    06/08/2011 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 25 replies
    SarahPAC | Wednesday June 8, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Our family has been blessed with an opportunity to showcase all that is good and strong and free about our exceptional nation. Even though the media too often sadly chose sound-bites over substance, they did get lots of substance during our “One Nation” tour from the nearly two dozen opportunities I got to speak candidly with them and talk about policy, politics, history, and everything in between. More importantly, I got to talk with countless everyday Americans who want to get our country back on the right track. It’s been an extraordinary honor to meet so many fellow patriots who...
  • (Democrat) Congressman Launches Inquiry into Cost of Sarah Palin's Tour

    06/07/2011 2:50:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 130 replies
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | Sheila Marikar
    Sarah Palin is set to tour national monuments around the country this summer, and one congressman wants to know how that will affect everyone else. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) sent a letter to the National Park Service today asking how federal resources were used for the northeast leg of Palin’s “One Nation Tour,” which traveled from Washington, D.C. to New Hampshire last week. His concern: press accounts of the tour “which provided personal and political benefits to former Gov. Palin, suggest that National Park Service resources were made available to an extent beyond that which an average American family would...
  • PRUDEN: She gets it right, you betcha

    06/07/2011 5:26:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2011 | Wesley Pruden
    Sarah Palin is the hottest act in town, and the critics can only grind their teeth.... Her “secret” bus tour of America is a secret so closely held that she travels in a Greyhound-sized monster decorated with her name and an American flag the size of a barn. The lady who was mocked by the wisenheimers for saying she could see Russia from her backyard in Alaska now sees revenge through the windshield of her bus. The media’s Gaffe Patrol, ever on the scout for mistakes, errors, blunders, slips of the tongue and other erratum the patrollers think they see...
  • NPR defends Palin?

    06/07/2011 2:59:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2011 | Aaron Gee
    June 7, 2011NPR defends Palin? Aaron Gee While coming home I often listen to our local NPR station. This afternoons "All Things Considered" asked the question "How Accurate Were Palin's Paul Revere Comments?" The story started out with; "Sarah Palin is defending her knowledge of American history."  Here we go again, I was prepared for the usual "Palin is a moron" storyline. Surprisingly that didn't happen. What I got was Robert Allison, a professor and historian at Suffolk University, tell the NPR host that Palin basically got it right. The interviewer, Melissa Block, tries to cajole a different narrative...
  • Regarding Palin's Indecision: Maybe She's Telling the Truth

    06/06/2011 8:42:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/06/2011 | Scott Conroy
    The first leg of Sarah Palin's nationwide bus tour may have raised more questions about her political future than it answered, but one inference is no longer in doubt: She is having fun. At just about every stop she made along her East Coast jaunt, the former Alaska governor took in the scenery, chatted amiably with locals, signed autographs and always seemed to have a smile on her face while she was doing it. And whenever members of the "lamestream media" shoved audio recorders and video cameras in her face, Palin cheerfully and thoroughly answered our questions, often lingering far...
  • You know how Sarah Palin said Paul Revere warned the British? Well, he did. Now, who looks stupid?

    06/06/2011 3:45:38 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 167 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/6/2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    You may have heard recently something about that Sarah Palin telling a reporter that Paul Revere warned the British on his famous rousing revolutionary ride. Now, that so many Americans have wallowed in their smug confirmation that Palin is an idiot unqualified for anything but repeating sixth-grade history, how far, wide and fast do you think the contradictory news will spread that the former governor of Alaska was indeed correct? That the Republican non-candidate, in fact, knew more about the actual facts of Revere's midnight ride than all those idiots unknowingly revealing their own ignorance by laughing at her faux...
  • My Super Summer Vacation

    06/06/2011 4:00:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2011 | Piper Palin (channeled by Betsy M. Galliher)
    Return to the Article June 6, 2011My Super Summer Vacation By Piper Palin (channeled by Betsy M. Galliher) SatireI'm having a super-cool time with my mom on her "One Nation" bus tour.  Yesterday, my mom was talking with Chris Wallace about our terrible economy.  I guess they would interview President Obama, but maybe he was on the golf course. Some people said I should be in school which is kind of what I thought this bus tour was, but more fun.  Of course, I'm out of school because kids in Alaska still get summer vacations like in the old days when...
  • Experts back Sarah Palin’s historical account: You betcha she was right!

    06/05/2011 10:08:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 6, 2011 | Chris Cassidy
    Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up. Palin prompted howls of partisan derision when she said on Boston’s Freedom Trail that Revere “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be...
  • Sarah Palin defends her take on Paul Revere's ride

    06/05/2011 7:56:36 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 74 replies
    USA Today | Jun 05, 2011 | Catalina Camia
    [Link only]Sarah Palin defends her take on Paul Revere's ride
  • Sarah Palin's tour a rolling menace

    06/05/2011 5:32:43 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 52 replies
    http://www.politico.com/news/ ^ | By KASIE HUNT | 6/3/11 9:14 AM EDT
    Journalists in the caravan trailing her “One Nation” tour bus describe the experience as harrowing, a rolling menace careening up the East Coast in hot pursuit of the former Alaska governor who declined to provide any advance itinerary of her tour over six days on the road
  • A Palin imitation: Hanson inspires Sarah's One Nation bus tour

    06/04/2011 6:52:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Parramatta Sun ^ | June 3, 2011 | Benjamin Priess
    The One Nation party claims it inspired American conservative politician Sarah Palin's bus tour of the US. Party members say Ms Palin was influenced by controversial redhead Pauline Hanson in launching her "One Nation" campaign tour. One Nation NSW president Richard Putral told The Age that a party member from the Northern Territory had met Ms Palin in the US, where they exchanged political ideas. "It just developed from there," he said. The former Republican governor and vice-presidential candidate in 2008 launched the tour last month. She hopes to "educate and energise Americans about our nation's founding principles" on the...
  • That Stupid Palin, Getting Her History Right

    06/04/2011 9:01:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    American Catholic ^ | June 4, 2011 A.D. | Paul Zummo
    That Stupid Palin, Getting Her History Right Published Saturday, June 4, 2011 A.D. | By Paul Zummo I guess there’s a new kerfuffle related to Sarah Palin. This video was linked at NRO “without comment” by Andrew Stiles. It’s more evidence that she’s some kind of historical illiterate, or something, as she supposedly claims that Paul Revere rode to warn the Brits. Admittedly Palin’s wording is incredibly garbled and she did not give a very articulate response. Here’s the thing: her comments are completely accurate. Here’s a letter written by Paul Revere himself: “I observed a Wood at a Small...
  • Still Rogue, Palin Embraces Media (17 interviews in 4 days)

    06/04/2011 7:38:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | Saturday, June 4, 2011 | Peter Hamby
    SNIP Reporters were kept in the dark about Palin's whereabouts during her "One Nation" bus tour and were forced to depend on sources or tips from park rangers to figure out which historical site the former Alaska governor might appear at next. Her strategy is unlikely to change as the patriotism-themed tour makes its way through the Midwest, West and South later this month. But once reporters tracked her down, Palin was eager to engage. At stop after stop after stop, she answered questions on everything from energy subsidies to the debt ceiling to her favorite brand of designer jeans....
  • Governor Palin Gives the Media a History Lesson on Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride

    06/03/2011 3:41:59 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 89 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 3, 2011 | Whitney Pitcher
    The mark of any successful political venture by Governor Palin often results a misrepresentation of her words that only leaves the media with egg on their faces. Governor Palin’s bus tour has been successful in allowing her to highlight the greatness of the history of America, meet everyday Americans and fellow politicians, and share her policy stances on everything from fishing regulations in New Hampshire to ethanol subsidies to the debt ceiling. Such successes leaves the media grasping at proverbial bendy straws. Today’s news is no different. Poised with the opportunity to more appropriately address political stories essentially pre-written for...
  • Palin’s gambit builds her strength, exposes media hypocrisy; Update: York reports...

    06/03/2011 3:32:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    CNN asked me to write an opinion piece on how a Sarah Palin campaign — or lack of one — would impact the Republican nomination race. Instead of hitting that directly, I decided to write an analysis of what Palin has accomplished with her bus tour and how it will impact the race regardless of whether she decides to run in 2012 at all, and CNN graciously published it this morning: The media turned Palin’s bus tour into a celebrity chase, instead of covering it as a political event. As a political event, Palin’s travelogues show that it’s been pretty...
  • Please make it stop (Sarah hit piece)

    06/03/2011 1:58:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 3,2011 | Greg Sargent
    Everyone has already had a grand old time mocking this video of Sarah Palin bungling her Paul Revere history, but I actually think it amounts to quite an eloquent statement. It’s as eloquent an argument as anyone could make that this woman really should not be treated by any of us as anything resembling a presidential candidate until it’s absolutely necessary — which is to say, until she actually runs for president.
  • Sarah Palin's tour a "rolling menace" (Rolling Thunder...in their pants)

    06/03/2011 11:45:52 PM PDT · by ak267 · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-04-11 | ak267
    By KASIE HUNT: SEABROOK, N.H. — Sarah Palin’s bus is plastered with a mock-up of the U.S. Constitution. But her entourage — both the three-vehicle motorcade that includes the bus and the smaller, two-SUV version she uses for smaller events — hasn’t been very respectful of traffic laws. They speed. They run red lights and stop signs. They make last-second lane changes to get off the highway, sometimes without signaling.....So do the reporters following them.
  • Sarah Palin: Not being a candidate 'liberating'

    06/03/2011 9:11:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-03 | Juana Summers
    Coming off her week-long One Nation bus tour that was widely seen as a test-run for a presidential campaign, Sarah Palin says she’s starting to see that running for president might not be the best fit for her. “Not only do I love my freedom of not having a title and being a declared candidate — that is liberating — I know you can make a difference as an individual,” she said. “Hopefully, I can inspire others to know that you don’t need a title. You don’t need to be in office to effect positive change.”
  • Palin on Senate Run: 'That's not what my plan is'

    06/03/2011 4:06:14 PM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    KTAR ^ | Friday, June 3, 2011
    SNIP ABC 15 caught up with Palin at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and asked her if she has plans on running for Kyl's senate seat. "That's not what my plan is, no, I haven't really considered that at all," she said. "You have some great senators here though, I appreciate both of them." SNIP (Video of 38 second video at source link of interview at airport features Piper again running interference.)
  • How Palin's Winning the Media War

    06/03/2011 8:51:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 3,2011 | Matt Latimer
    The Alaskan continues her unmatched mastery of the press—getting them to slavishly follow her Tour to Nowhere. Matt Latimer on the roots of her strategy, and why it strikes a deep Republican chord. It has been three years since the first exclamatory sentences were deployed and grammatically challenged Twitter invectives unleashed in the epic conflagration between Sarah Palin and the "lamestream" media. You'll never guess who's winning the war. Judge for yourselves: On one side, the news business continues its dreary decline. Papers have folded. Reporters face mass layoffs. Even Palin's 2008 nemesis, Katie Couric, has abandoned her once coveted...
  • Palin's East Coast swing ends

    06/03/2011 8:38:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 33 Minutes ago | Shawna Thomas and Alex Moe
    Palin's East Coast swing ends By NBC's Shawna Thomas and Alex Moe PORTSMOUTH, NH -- It isn't over, but it’s over for now. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made one last unconventional stop on her way to the airport this morning to fly home to Alaska. Her caravan of SUVs and reporters' cars stopped at the Golden Egg, a diner here that is used to candidates dropping by, but not completely unexpectedly. (One waitress said they would’ve had all their regulars waiting if they had known she was coming.) But there was one person who knew Palin was showing up here: rookie New...
  • In battle of New Hampshire, Palin wins front page

    06/03/2011 7:24:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 39 replies · 1+ views
    LAT ^ | June 3, 2011 | Michael A. Memoli
    In battle of New Hampshire, Palin wins front page By Michael A. Memoli 6:02 AM PDT, June 3, 2011 In the world of New Hampshire politics, the Union Leader newspaper still packs a punch. And on Friday there's no better way of judging just how Sarah Palin's visit obscured the Mitt Romney campaign launch than by looking at its front page. The former Alaska governor gets the biggest splash with the headline, "Palin hits the Seacoast." Her bus tour showed up for a clambake in the Portsmouth area, just a dozen or so miles away from where the putative GOP...
  • Palin Plans To Meet Key Early-State Leaders

    06/03/2011 6:29:52 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 38 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Friday June 3, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H--Sarah Palin insists that she is not yet running for president, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that she is indeed seriously interested in the job. The former Alaska governor had purposely avoided crossing paths with high-profile Republicans on the first leg of her nationwide bus tour this week, but that changed suddenly on Friday morning when she had coffee here at The Golden Egg Diner with New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Palin endorsed Ayotte during her hard-fought primary battle in July of last year, and in a brief interaction with reporters here, the former Republican vice presidential nominee...
  • Sarah Palin's bus tour leaves GOP cold

    06/03/2011 5:25:06 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/03/2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS & DAN HIRSCHHORN
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - As it played out on TV this week, Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” road trip of U.S. historical sites was a masterpiece of political mischief-making – a wild dash up the East Coast that delighted her fans and cornered the market on 2012 coverage for days on end. That’s not how the bus tour looked to Republicans on the ground, many of whom are more convinced than ever that the former Alaska governor is simply not serious about running for president. While Palin has reveled in giving an extended one-fingered salute to the national press, refusing to give...
  • Sarah Palin meets with Kelly Ayotte in N.H.

    06/03/2011 5:14:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/3/11 | KASIE HUNT
    Palin meets with Ayotte in N.H. By: Kasie Hunt June 3, 2011 07:15 AM EDT PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Sarah Palin breakfasted with Sen. Kelly Ayotte early Friday morning in an unexpected stop on Day 6 of her One Nation bus tour. Palin endorsed Ayotte in a contested primary election in 2010, choosing the former state attorney general over conservative favorite Ovide Lamontange in a race Ayotte won by less than a percentage point. Palin dined at the Golden Egg, where staff was given no advance warning of her visit. She sat at a table with Ayotte, Ayotte’s husband, and...
  • Sarah Palin pulling out the stops (GOP miffed on Mitt’s big day)

    06/02/2011 2:47:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 148 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 2, 1011 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP megastar Sarah Palin’s bus tour rumbled toward the Hub last night, driving into a Republican Party furor as her headline-grabbing East Coast trip threatened to overshadow today’s presidential announcement by party front-runner Mitt Romney. “She will certainly be in New Hampshire to rain on Mitt’s parade,” wrote Massachusetts GOP spokesman Tim Buckley in an e-mail obtained by the Herald. Bay State GOP officials confirmed yesterday that Buckley wrote the e-mail, but said it was a private exchange and not an official communication. “I guess she blew in with the storm,” sniffed state House minority leader Bradley H. Jones (R-North...
  • Palin sounds like candidate in return to New Hampshire

    06/03/2011 3:02:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 1+ views
    ibtimes.com ^ | June 3, 2011
    Palin sounds like candidate in return to New Hampshire Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin swept into New Hampshire on Thursday sounding like a candidate, but stayed mum on her plans for the 2012 presidential election and beyond.The 2008 vice presidential candidate and conservative star took her "One Nation" bus north from Boston to the seaside town of Seabrook, New Hampshire.It was the first visit to the key early primary state since Palin's failed run for the White House with John McCain."I want people to focus on my record," Palin told reporters outside the small blue house where a few dozen...
  • Sarah Palin attacks Mitt Romney on health care [Tea Party will be a “big challenge” for Romney.]

    06/02/2011 11:23:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 110 replies · 1+ views
    WP ^ | Rachel Weiner
    <p>Twisting the political knife in a bit further Palin said that appealing to the tea party will be a “big challenge” for Romney.</p> <p>Romney’s campaign did not respond to an email seeking a response to Palin’s comments.</p> <p>Palin’s jab is a clear sign that even if she chooses not to run for president, she will almost certainly be a major factor in the race. That’s not great news for the frontrunners since Palin delights in being a thorn in the side of the establishment.</p>
  • Poor Mitt Romney! He missed the bus, again

    06/03/2011 12:36:08 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 63 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/3/11 | Howie Carr
    Mitt Romney got beaten up by a girl yesterday. OK, so it’s not PC to call the former governor of Alaska a girl, but you know what I mean. Sarah Palin big-footed Romney big-time, not to mention Rudy Giuliani, who last night was in Dover, N.H., where he couldn’t have gotten arrested even if he’d tried. But for Palin, yesterday was mostly about putting a pie in Mitt’s face. As one of my listeners put it: “Romney has RomneyCare. Palin has no PalinCare. Advantage: Palin.” Poor Mitt. She hit him over the head like he was one of those giant...
  • What's Sarah Doing?

    06/02/2011 10:07:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Dick Morris' Website ^ | June 1, 2011 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    What is Sarah Palin up to? She is touring the country in a campaign bus, appearing at campaign rallies, making campaign speeches, drawing campaign crowds. But, she insists, it’s no campaign. Or at least that she’s no candidate. In 1995, General Colin Powell paralyzed the Republican nominating process by flirting with running for president as he toured America signing his new book. He ultimately didn’t run, but he sold a lot of books and monopolized the nation’s attention for months in the autumn. In 2007, Barack Obama toured America signing books and used the tour to animate his image and...
  • Chris Matthews: Not Since Abraham Lincoln Has Someone 'Caused' Strife Like Sarah Palin

    06/02/2011 5:13:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 2, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Chris Matthews, Sarah Palin is the most divisive figure since Abraham Lincoln "caused" the Civil War. In an odd historical analogy, the Hardball host marveled at Palin's bus tour: "Leading off tonight, civil war on the right. Not since the election of Abraham Lincoln has a Republican caused such a war." The anchor frothed, "Sarah Palin went right to New Hampshire, serving as a human grenade, blowing up his announcement by saying Romney's health care is a total violation of Tea Party beliefs."