Skip to comments.Sarah Palin tour comes to abrupt halt
Posted on 08/15/2011 5:11:27 PM PDT by Hawk720
After just four days on the road, Sarah Palins bus tour is going dormant again.
In a note posted on her Facebook page Monday, Palin says shes headed back to Alaska for the start of the school year.
Whats 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 shell be back on the road before long shes scheduled to keynote a Sept. 3 tea party rally in Waukee, Iowa, near Des Moines.
Her Facebook note didnt mention it, but shes also scheduled to headline an Oct. 7 rally with Glenn Beck in St. Charles, Mo., according to a local conservative talk-radio stations announcement Monday.
The leg of Palins One Nation bus tour thats now ending lasted four days, beginning midday Friday, when Palin appeared at the Iowa State Fairjust 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 Reagans 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.
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She keeps pissing the left-wing media off by doing things her way.
She is not a candidate. Can't she do whatever she wants?
George W. successfully ran as both a fiscal/social conservative and someone with experience. Things turned out quite different than he led on.
Wonder if the same thing will happen with Perry?
Perry is on the same side as Karl Rove. Best to support only Palin and Bachmann.
I don’t think Palin is running. My benchmark for whether that is true or not is if Perry jumped in. I believe that Perry knows Palin is not running. Why? Because I believe that Palin would have made the race hard on Perry and that is something he is not used to. All his Texas re-elections have been like it will be if he goes up directly against Obama. Perry is the lesser of two bad choices.
My son and I were at her rally in October 2008 in Richmond — the lib media said 10 to 20 thousand — Try like 50 thousand. And it was pretty damn hot that day. But there she was with Hank Jr and the 1st Dude. We had a blast my son got some great pics with her and was able to shake her hand.
I love how she drives the left wingers insane...just her name, makes them develop a tick. I love it!
Rove and "W" both thought very little of Rick Perry. I know people that have been in the room with Bush and Rove when they referred to Perry by the nickname Bush gave Perry - THE DUMBASS. Bush and Rove supported Kay Bailey Hutchinson against Perry the last election cycle. So saying that "Perry is on the same side as Rove" makes no sense.
It's over...OBozo's Magical Bus Tour scared her off!
ABRUPT? IDIOTS @ politico.
Wow. I'm not sure what to make of Bush considering somebody to be a dumbass.
President Bush had his heart in the right place, but his nomination of Harreit Miers left me with the conclusion that he really wasn't very bright.
Rove was on FNC tonight dissing Perry . I have always heard they ( Bush/Rove ) were not chummy with Perry .
Rove is not fond of the Tea Party
True. Give Pery credit, he vocally called himself a tea partier last night (”We’re not angry we’re indignant”). That’s a good thing. I would be happy if he beat Obama!
Now its back to Alaska for the start of the school year. (And, of course, our annual visit to our own state fair where Piper looks forward to clogging on the Blue Bonnet Stage!) 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.
We will be back on the road soon, for on September 3rd weve been invited to a big Tea Party Restoring America rally in Waukee, Iowa. We hope to see many of you there as we gather to discuss the direction of our country and the way forward with our fundamental restoration of all that is good and strong and free in America. You can click here for more information on the event.
Heck; she's doing that with some people here! She said she would do things differently all along.
Then when she does; people get mad!!
I said this because Perry was convinced by Rove to join the GOP and run for Secretary of Agriculture.
Keep an eye on the Irondog race in Alaska.
Registration is starting; if Todd gets in, I think she’s out. Otherwise....
Secretary in my previous post should be Commissioner.
I think she’s going home now to prepare for her announcement that she’s going to run. She knows shes got the support.
Probably, how long can decent people listen to how raising taxes and spending more non existent money is a positive thing. I think Obuttho has lost his laser focus on jobs once again. *snort*
Defense Attorney (in Court): "I believe you testified you backed away from Aaron Warton."
Rooster Cogburn: "That's right."
Defense Attorney: "Which direction were you going?"
Rooster Cogburn, "I always go backwards when I'm backing up."
HAHA. Sarah's letting him have the field for now. Watch...he'll draw paltry crowds.
Then when he's forced to wind it down because he looks so stupid she'll bring out the bus again and draw massive crowds to show what a wimp he is.
NO...Perry and W are miles apart...Perry has a 10+ record that can easily be checked out. W spent lots of money as Governor...all the signs were there for the big spender W was...
Karl Rove personally took Rick Perry and switched him to Republican from Democrat and ran his first statewide campaign, for Agriculture Commissioner.
Best to vote for anyone but Perry.
Palin and Bachmann are solid picks.
MSM? You should see the whiners here! Even worse.
Apparently you've never seen the idiots who drive around where I live....
What is wrong with these people...it was NEVER an abrupt halt...it was carefully planned out by the Palins'... when I saw this headline I though oh please...another headline working on a negative spin on her ending the Bus Tour and returning to Alaska because of the kids starting school...geezzz...you plan ahead for the start of the school year when you have school aged kids...it is that simple nothing abrupt about that...
Facts are a terrible thing to overcome but some here on FR throw caution to the wind and ignore them anyway.
Palin noted that shell be back on the road before long shes scheduled to keynote a Sept. 3 tea party rally in Waukee, Iowa, near Des Moines
Hmmmmm. Tea Party. Iowa. September. Perfect spot to announce that she is running. Maybe not so perfect if she isn’t.
I would personally like to see Sarah run for the Senate from Alaska, and then run for President in the future.
He already did - today.
In 2008 I cut McCain off the sticker and had PALIN on ever since. Wish she would do one or the other. Am getting that same “teenage girl pr___ Tease” feeling.
2nd is Perry, the more Palin waivers the more steady Perry looks.
George W. successfully ran as both a fiscal/social conservative and someone with experience. Things turned out quite different than he led on.I'll never forget when Rush Limbaugh told us/his listeners that he met GW and then assured us he (GW) was conservative...Hey, I still love you anyway Rush
So far every President from Texas has been a huge negative in the end.
It has been known for several days that she planned to be back in AK for the start of the school year. Nothing ‘abrupt’ about the halt at all, but the MSM sure wants to make it look as though it’s something bad.
I have been researching Perry’s record, he is not the pol he portrays himself to be.
And Rove detests Sarah Palin, which is a plus for Palin in my book.
Wow, they do vacations their way. They have lives.
I suggest the libs get one.
I agree with you. I think Palin is playing chess and looking many moves ahead.
She’s young, very young. She can build 5 more years of solid support as a kingmaker. She can rebuild the conservative movement in Congress and make more inroads as as a policy wonk type helping elect folks that will move these ideas through Congress.
Almost like a more effective Newt from 1994. Maybe she’ll run for Congress from Arizona. Become Speaker in 2016 or something.
Or just fundraise and have fun! I’m happy either way.
I feel exactly the same way, even down to the bumper sticker still on the rear of my P/U!
2nd is Perry, the more Palin waivers the more steady Perry looks.
True, but I'm neutral to slightly negative about Perry -- can't get excited about him; gives me an uneasy feeling that I can't quite explain.
Karl does not really like Perry, goes back some time. As for Palin and Bachmann being on the same side? Hiring Ed Rollins to attack Governor Palin, not to mention what her campaign has been saying about Sarah in Iowa?
I could never support Bachmann, at least not with any joy, but it aint happening, she will not win Iowa and will shortly thereafter close down shop.
Sarah Palin or bust
Why do you assume Palin puts her own personal needs and desires ahead of things like serving her country?
Her words and deeds throughout the years have proven she acts with the heart of a servant.