Media wonders: Could Palin be manipulating us?

posted at 5:20 pm on May 31, 2011 by Allahpundit

The ultimate heart-ache.

The CNN Express bus, filled with producers, camera operators and on-air talent sat in Gettysburg for hours Monday, not even sure she was coming. The Times of London sent two reporters to cover Ms. Palin’s bus tour. Two reporters? “It didn’t take hardly any convincing,” admitted one of the paper’s pair of Washington-based reporters in the hotel lobby waiting for Ms. Palin to emerge…

Do reporters who are trailing her feel used and manipulated?

“Ya think?” said one NBC producer who was among those who waited for hours on the lawn at Mount Vernon, when the bus tour stopped at George Washington’s home, only to have Ms. Palin slip out of the tour without making an appearance…

“Congratulations, Sarah Palin, you have turned the Washington press corps into a bunch of paparazzi stalking your every move,” [Time's Jay Newton] Small wrote on Sunday.

Such are the thoughts that run through a seasoned political journalist’s mind, my friends, after he/she has been faked out in a hotel parking lot in Gettysburg. Serious question: What sort of scoop, exactly, does the paparazzi media think it’s going to get by doggedly following her around on this tour? They’ve already asked her 50 different ways whether she’s running and she’s told them 50 different ways that she’s thinking about it but hasn’t made any decisions. I understand why they’d want to be on the scene when she gets to Iowa, especially if it’s timed to coincide with the debut of “The Undefeated,” but she’s not going to announce standing outside an idling bus in Philly with 20 reporters crowding around. The theory yesterday was that she’s doing the tour to test whether her family would be comfortable for months on a bus during a campaign; Shushannah Walshe follows up on that today by quoting a source who says Palin’s having fun thus far and warming to the idea of running, especially since the paparazzi media has been cordial. Could be, but given the increasingly comic reaction to the tour from the press — if you thought Ed’s post earlier was funny, check out Matt Lewis’s round-up of bickering tweets — I prefer one commenter’s theory in Headlines this morning that she’s basically just pranking them at this point. If all she needs to do to earn a ton of free buzz is take a family vacation in a branded bus, why not do it? It’s good for her professionally, especially given the implicit contrast with the snoozefest that is the GOP leaderboard right now.

The prank theory also explains her curious decision not to post her itinerary in advance to let her local supporters know she’ll be in the neighborhood. If she did that, the media would simply rendezvous with her at each locale and we’d lose the whole “Hard Day’s Night” effect. Exit quotation from a Palin fan who showed up at Gettysburg yesterday only to find she wasn’t there: “In a way it’s cool. In a way it’s, ‘Whaa?’”


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Yes, the media thing is an angle. I’m sure she enjoys it to a degree. But if you think that’s the only reason to keep it impromptu, I think you’re mistaken. She could find endless ways to prank the media if that were her main goal.

Missy on May 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

As you say , the prank on the media is just the icing.

the_nile on May 31, 2011 at 6:19 PM

60,000 new facebook friends in less than 6 days. the power of Palin.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Hollowpoint on May 31, 2011 at 5:57 PM

You really are clueless. She’s met with the media at every stop so far. From @RealClearScott : Appreciate the Paparazzi references but would point out that we’re asking Palin about policy at every stop. And she is answering eagerly.

NoNails on May 31, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Yet another hollow meme debunked and totally discredited. Watch, though, he will persist.

littleguy on May 31, 2011 at 6:20 PM

She is making practice runs on evading these people in preparation for the run. I’ll be she has some doubles all lined up to REALLY mess with their minds. If I were her, I’d have at least 3 doubles and one or 2 Todd doubles as well.

michaelo on May 31, 2011 at 6:22 PM

does anyone really want to be followed around by stalking media morons on vacation?

I wouldn’t post any items in which for them to follow me.

upinak on May 31, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Hollowpoint on May 31, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Put the chicken down, pull your pants up, and back away slowly with both hands in the air.

gryphon202 on May 31, 2011 at 6:28 PM

60,000 new facebook friends in less than 6 days. the power of Palin.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:20 PM

But… but no one likes her, she is tapped out on support and clearly a 750 person sample poll means everything as to her electability…
/

Odie1941 on May 31, 2011 at 6:28 PM

hmmmmmmm

not putting much faith in this story but here it is:

Sarah Palin is to announce that she will stand as a candidate in the 2012 elections, PoliticalWorldView understands.

Palin will end months of speculation by confirming that she will challenge the incumbent Barack Obama for the presidency and will fight a campaign promising to restore America’s image abroad and to dramatically improve the economy.

Palin has yet to make an official announcement herself but a senior source said that “she will confirm in the coming days that she will indeed be running and she is in it to win it.”

http://www.politicalworldview.com/2011/05/palin-to-stand-in-2012.html

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:29 PM

CUDA

Metro on May 31, 2011 at 6:29 PM

/

Odie1941 on May 31, 2011 at 6:28 PM

conventioanl wisdom is neither wisdom nor conventional…

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Maybe she just wants them to become familiar with the history of this country and what made it the greatest nation on earth.

They could of at least strolled around Little round top and The Angle to see what all the fuss was about almost 150 years ago.

Juno77 on May 31, 2011 at 6:31 PM

http://www.politicalworldview.com/2011/05/palin-to-stand-in-2012.html

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:29 PM

PoliticalWorldView.com is an independent website and is not affiliated to any political party or organisation.

It aims to provide insightful comment on the global political arena and to promote a tolerant and considered approach to some of the most important issues of the day.

The writer is a graduate of Cambridge University with a BA (Hons) in Law. He lives in London where he blogs on international politics and writes freelance articles about current affairs.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Hey, she didn’t invite the media. They’re stalking her.

teke184 on May 31, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Quit playing into the Palin victimology narrative.

She’s manipulating them. They’re just stupid enough to whine about it.

Vyce on May 31, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Only Palin will get voters paying attention.

No reporters would chase any other candidate anywhere.

Simple as that.

profitsbeard on May 31, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Could Palin be manipulating us?

If you have to ask the question…

…you already know the answer.

Chris of Rights on May 31, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Quit playing into the Palin victimology narrative.

She’s manipulating them. They’re just stupid enough to whine about it.

Vyce on May 31, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Who’s playing the victim? Palin, or the whiny bitches who are trying to follow her eiwhout an invitation? I don’t think Palin is the victim either, but if anyone is “playing the victim,” it’s the LSM hacks.

gryphon202 on May 31, 2011 at 6:36 PM

For those that don’t think 3,060,000 facebook fans is important.

that is 3 times the ENTIRE circulation of the NYT……

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:37 PM

her curious decision not to post her itinerary in advance to let her local supporters know she’ll be in the neighborhood.

Still don’t get it, allahpundit?

Hehe.

cs89 on May 31, 2011 at 6:37 PM

ZYet, for some strange reason I see KY-J.

katy the mean old lady on May 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM

LOL!

mizflame98 on May 31, 2011 at 6:38 PM

For those that don’t think 3,060,000 facebook fans is important.

that is 3 times the ENTIRE circulation of the NYT……

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Wow, I didn’t think there were that many people with birds in the New York environs.

Juno77 on May 31, 2011 at 6:41 PM

For those that don’t think 3,060,000 facebook fans is important.

that is 3 times the ENTIRE circulation of the NYT……

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:37 PM

How many does the Won have? The other candidates?

txmomof6 on May 31, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Tee hee hee, try and catch me! Seems like kind of a childish ploy for an adult to be playing, but hey, there’s nothing wrong with her having a little fun and games, toying with the press like they’re irrelevant. After all, it’s not like she’s running for president. If she decides to run though, it could all blow up in her face when the press decides not to cover anything she does, or if other candidates think she’s just too immature to run with her or endorse her.

scalleywag on May 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Bravo Sarah Palin! Well played!

Whether Sarah decides to run for President or not, she has already provided a valuable service to our country by changing the power equation for dealing with the lame stream media.

Leading by example in her relationship with the press will provide huge benefits for Sarah, other candidates who are running for political office, and for the American people for a long time to come.

Watch and learn, fellow Conservatives!

wren on May 31, 2011 at 6:44 PM

How many does the Won have? The other candidates?

txmomof6 on May 31, 2011 at 6:41 PM

On the GOp side Mitt has about 900k

timmy and Bachmann around 200,000.

ron PAul around 300k

the rest below 100k

Obama in the dems primaries had about the same number as Palin. Once he won the nomination his numbers went up to around 9 million and once he won the POTUS they increased again. I think he has about 19 million at the moment….

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Could Sarah Palin soon lay claim to three residences?

One in Alaska, one in Arizona, and one in the minds of the media.

predator on May 31, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Palin is not playing by the establishments rules!

I love it!

Here is audio of Rush discussing the media’s complaints about Palin. Included is a montage of MSM personalities whining about Palin and her bus tour.

My favorite is from Charlie Cook. Heh!

Via the Right Scoop.

Rush: Palin is driving the MSM nuts!

chief on May 31, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Hey how come Hot Air isn’t talking about the shooting in Arizona of that young Marine??? Confederate Yankee, I have no affiliation, does a fantastic job of showing what a scandal this horrible murder was, so why aren’t we hammering Sheriff Joe?

PierreLegrand on May 31, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Sheriff Joe (Maricopa County) of tent city/pink underwear fame.

Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik (Pima County) of Jared Loughner and now this brutual slaining of this Marine fame.

Sadly the linked story did not reference Dupnik’s name.

VikingGoneWild on May 31, 2011 at 6:47 PM

If she isn’t worried about offending them today. You can bet she will not worry about being PC correct on the campaign.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Hey look who is waiting for Palin at Trumps place:

http://yfrog.com/h0iqdnunj

ROFL….the brokeback Media….they can’t quit you Sarah.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:49 PM

for those that don’t understand elitism here it is….

@

shushwalshe
Shushannah Walshe
RT @michaelpfalcone: For those speculating on #Trump #Palin dinner — it’s not Shake Shack or Olive Garden, I’m told
32 minutes ago via UberSocial
replies ↓
»
CristiOry7995 Cristi Ory
@ @shushwalshe Hey – Cast Your Vote – for or against Olive Garden.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:55 PM

I am a thirty year Veteran and last night watched Taking Chance, nothing more inspiring than seeing America react to the loss of one our Great Americans in wartime. Sven on May 31, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Taking Chance is a beautiful movie by HBO that is guaranteed to make any patriotic American shed tears of gratitude for those who have died while protecting our freedom.

I can’t think of a more perfect movie to watch during Memorial Day week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtmiLdzzgGE

wren on May 31, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Hey look who is waiting for Palin at Trumps place:

http://yfrog.com/h0iqdnunj

ROFL….the brokeback Media….they can’t quit you Sarah.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Where’s the doorman? That sidewalk looks like it could use a good hosing down!

Naturally Curly on May 31, 2011 at 6:57 PM

gryphon202 on May 31, 2011 at 6:28 PM

LMAO!! Bwahkawk!!!

KMC1 on May 31, 2011 at 6:59 PM

If she decides to run though, it could all blow up in her face when the press decides not to cover anything she does, or if other candidates think she’s just too immature to run with her or endorse her.

scalleywag on May 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM

You’re kidding, right? I mean, do you really believe the bullsh!t you’re peddling?

gryphon202 on May 31, 2011 at 7:00 PM

she would have done it better, with more class and made those that like the werewolves and vampires think she like their side.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:09 PM

You mean Team Switzerland! Per Bella, “tired of being in the middle of fights between mythical creatures!” I am on that team; When it comes to Team Edward and Team Jacob, I just can’t pick blindly one over the other because both have aspects of their personalities that I dig.

Nobody else in HA has outed themselves as Twihards; only me. WWSPD? If I was her, I’d go to a Twilight convention in full costume to be incognito. Perhaps disguise herself as part of the Volturi to give the trolls some meat to eat.

tsk tsk Vampires in Stephenie Meyers’ Twilight Saga are beautiful alredy, SP won’t need much work with makeup. Just add glitter when she comes out in the sun, lol!

ProudPalinFan on May 31, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Most of the trolls went over to the Romney thread, they’re supporting Romney, looks like Romney is in the middle of stepping on his “equipment”.

bigmike on May 31, 2011 at 7:03 PM

I mentioned the disguise and incognito in all this because of merely research purposes-if she doesn’t know it already through daughters and their friends. How to get the youth vote that took sides with Obama in this last election cycle? That’s a topic that warrants a good thread.

ProudPalinFan on May 31, 2011 at 7:06 PM

wren on May 31, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Taking Chancce is a such heart wrenching movie. If you haven’t seen it…you should.

tencole on May 31, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Hey look who is waiting for Palin at Trumps place:

http://yfrog.com/h0iqdnunj

ROFL….the brokeback Media….they can’t quit you Sarah.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I’m going to have to make a mental note of that phrase. It’s delicious! LOL!

mizflame98 on May 31, 2011 at 7:08 PM

@twitter…
shushwalshe Shushannah Walshe
http://lockerz.com/s/106565119 I have seen some crazy things before, but Palin next to Trump w Melania standing next to chuck + Sally Heath.

http://lockerz.com/s/106565119

tencole on May 31, 2011 at 7:19 PM

KatrinaTrinko Katrina Trinko
Trump called palin a “great woman & a terrific woman”
53 seconds ago

shushwalshe Shushannah Walshe
No longer chasing Palin’s bus + I’m now chasing the limo she is taking to dinner w Trump. This is too strange http://lockerz.com/s/106565824

want to name another person that can ride a harley on sunday and a limo on tues and look like they belong both places??

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I’m going to have to make a mental note of that phrase. It’s delicious! LOL!

mizflame98 on May 31, 2011 at 7:08 PM

feel free I saw someone using my It’s a mad, mad, mad world referecne to the media’s persuit of Palin’s raod trip.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:22 PM

At Famiglia’s a pizza place in Times Square. he he

http://lockerz.com/s/106566545

tencole on May 31, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Just a family dinner.

http://lockerz.com/s/106567046

tencole on May 31, 2011 at 7:24 PM

ROFL…another MSM reporter loses her mind:

hushwalshe Shushannah Walshe
Just a family pizza dinner. #palinroadtrip http://lockerz.com/s/106567046
1 minute ago

Shushannah Walshe | shushwalshe
Palin talking to Melania at Famiglia pizza in Times Sq. #palinroadtrip
05/31/2011 via UberSocial

——————————————————————————–

shushwalshe Shushannah Walshe
Palin at Famiglia in times Sq. I’m serious. I’m serious!
5 minutes ago

ROFLMAO….Palin takes Trump for a pizza dinner….

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:24 PM

gryphon202 on May 31, 2011 at 6:28 PM

you know…laptops are NOT water (or coffee) proof, thx for that.

lmao

NY Conservative on May 31, 2011 at 7:25 PM

this is freaking great…..

http://lockerz.com/s/106567046

The O2 is not just sucked out of the room they have to import some from NJ

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Wow time to greet Beck, Sean and all the folks at FOX. Trump, lulz!

ProudPalinFan on May 31, 2011 at 7:29 PM

shushwalshe Shushannah Walshe
New Yorkers seem as surprised as me. Put this dinner down as one of the things I never, ever thought I’d see. http://lockerz.com/s/106567872

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:31 PM

this is freaking great…..

http://lockerz.com/s/106567046

The O2 is not just sucked out of the room they have to import some from NJ

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Looks like Piper was observing that meticulously, so everything were following the plan.

the_nile on May 31, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Heh! This one from Politico44:

Sarah Palin meets with people in front of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. AP PhotoClose

President Obama isn’t bothering to follow Sarah Palin’s bus tour, according to the White House.

Press secretary Jay Carney was asked Tuesday what Obama thinks of the former vice presidential candidate’s stops in Washington; he declined to weigh in on whether the trips hint at a presidential run on her part.

“I don’t think he’s paying much attention to that,” Carney said. He added that “a lot of other things that he’s been working on” are more important.

Carney noted that he hadn’t “spent a lot of time” with Obama recently, so he “can’t really comment” on what Obama thinks about her.

Pizza with Trump in a local bistro? You go, Palins!

onlineanalyst on May 31, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Lolz.
Sarah should have brought some mooseburger from her freezer and had a bbq for The Donald instead of the pizza…

OmahaConservative on May 31, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Hey unseen, Is it just my imagination, or does Trump look like he might have as much real hair as Chuck?

bigmike on May 31, 2011 at 7:39 PM

PALIN IS HER NAME

-aka RefudiateObama2012

NoNails on May 31, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Hey unseen, Is it just my imagination, or does Trump look like he might have as much real hair as Chuck?

bigmike on May 31, 2011 at 7:39 PM

yeah….

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:41 PM

+Hey NoNails, Thanks for that!

bigmike on May 31, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Hey how come Hot Air isn’t talking about the shooting in Arizona of that young Marine??? Confederate Yankee, I have no affiliation, does a fantastic job of showing what a scandal this horrible murder was, so why aren’t we hammering Sheriff Joe?

PierreLegrand on May 31, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Sheriff Joe is Maicopa County (Phoenix and Scottsdale). The shooting/killing of the young Marine occurred in Pima County (Tucson) and was carried out by law enforcement officers under the “leadership” of Sheriff Clarence “The Clown” Dubnik, the guy who tried to implicate Sarah Palin in the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords.

bw222 on May 31, 2011 at 5:35 PM

It was also Dupenik that gave Loughner a pass in spite of all the trouble signs, and complaints from citizens about threats, likely because Loughner’s mother was an employee in the same county as Dupenik.

slickwillie2001 on May 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM

ROFL…who said the press would describe what Palin would b eeating next?

shushwalshe Shushannah Walshe
Both, eaten w a fork. RT @michaelpfalcone: @SheilaYM @shushwalshe Seeing conflicting reports: Plain cheese? Pepperoni? #diningwiththedonald
2 minutes ago

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Its hard to tell, but on that picture of the back of the bus, I see Alaska big as all get out, but don’t think I see Hawaii, too tiny. Just sayin’

txmomof6 on May 31, 2011 at 7:51 PM

want to name another person that can ride a harley on sunday and a limo on tues and look like they belong both places??

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Couldn’t resist had to grab this one (I posted your name) for my blog. Thank me later.

ProudPalinFan on May 31, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Country First, Lead, Follow Or Get Out Of The Way.

If Americans can afford to put $$$ in their Gas Tank. Maybe they ought to start planning meet ups at the historical sites in this country. Turns out what makes us great isn’t in Weiner’s shorts :)

The MSM lives on twitter, nope that’s not what makes this a great country either. Looks like the Palins are getting the media outside for some fresh air and exercise. If they bother to note where they have stopped maybe they will learn something about the country and Americans.

Dr Evil on May 31, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Couldn’t resist had to grab this one (I posted your name) for my blog. Thank me later.

ProudPalinFan on May 31, 2011 at 7:51 PM

np and thx

another better pic

http://twitpic.com/5585r0

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Its hard to tell, but on that picture of the back of the bus, I see Alaska big as all get out, but don’t think I see Hawaii, too tiny. Just sayin’

txmomof6 on May 31, 2011 at 7:51 PM

notice also thatthe far bottom right of AK is drawn in the shape of a gas pump handle.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Where’s Todd? Watching Trig and Willow?

txmomof6 on May 31, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Where’s Todd? Watching Trig and Willow?

txmomof6 on May 31, 2011 at 7:57 PM

maybe. Maybe while the press is hanging on Palin and Trump Todd is somewhere else making the real deals…

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:58 PM

shushwalshe Shushannah Walshe
Both, eaten w a fork. RT @michaelpfalcone: @SheilaYM @shushwalshe Seeing conflicting reports: Plain cheese? Pepperoni? #diningwiththedonald
2 minutes ago

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Its kind of sad and pathetic that they have been reduced to reporting on pepperoni and plain cheese pizza. They used to be people too ya know!

sharrukin on May 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Its hard to tell, but on that picture of the back of the bus, I see Alaska big as all get out, but don’t think I see Hawaii, too tiny. Just sayin’

txmomof6 on May 31, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Do you think it’s coincidental that on the artwork on the back of the bus, Alaska looks like a gas pump nozzle servicing the rest of the country?

NoNails on May 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I haven’t seen any evidence Trig is on this trip. He may be in AK with the grands.

alwaysfiredup on May 31, 2011 at 8:01 PM

finally someone who does not bow to the MSM and look at the panic it caused. Kinda tells a story about the lazy left MSM wanting someone to serve them.

mixplix on May 31, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Helicopters follow Palin bus in 5….4….3….

It’s like the 1994 White Bronco OJ chase all over again (minus the Murderer with the ugly shoes of course).

PappyD61 on May 31, 2011 at 8:04 PM

I don’t get the confusion her facebook wall is updated all the time.

Sarah Palin will be a guest of Greta On The Record, from the road tonight.

Dr Evil on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Its kind of sad and pathetic that they have been reduced to reporting on pepperoni and plain cheese pizza. They used to be people too ya know!

sharrukin on May 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM

ROFL….yeah Palin is just showing off now…lol

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 8:10 PM

NoNails on May 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM

No, being from the second largest state (sigh) I only noticed the size. But I’m not bitter.

txmomof6 on May 31, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Ted Baxter dissing Palin tonight. He now has a poll pitting Palin against Bachmann. Vote here:

http://www.billoreilly.com/poll-center

NoNails on May 31, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Hey txmom, Look at the picture again, Hawaii is there. Maybe it’s not so obvious , I use a 55inch monitor.

bigmike on May 31, 2011 at 8:17 PM

She just refuses to play by their rules, on the contrary, she dances to her own fiddler and it drives the MSM batty. I must say that I ‘m ready for the change that this lady offers. I would be very curious to see her appointments to her cabinet, can’t you just hear the howling and crying now. This woman is to smart for all those that say she is stupid, they gave their best shot at ruining her and can’t understand why she just doesn’t give up. I love it and her.

jainphx on May 31, 2011 at 8:20 PM

it could all blow up in her face when the press decides not to cover anything she does,

LOL, like that’s going to happen.

or if other candidates think she’s just too immature to run with her or endorse her.

scalleywag on May 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM

They need her more than she needs them.

pseudoforce on May 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM

it could all blow up in her face when the press decides not to cover anything she does,

Won’t happen. As unseen (I think) pointed out, if they ignore her she gets a direct line to the people and that can’t be allowed.

Missy on May 31, 2011 at 8:35 PM

The Whoredog Media has nothing better to do, they sure as heck aren’t investigating anything about the Obama Administration.

Let them whine and complain like they did when Bush 43 drug their prissy little fannies down to the heat of Crawford, Texas in August.

PappyD61 on May 31, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Yes, she is.

You’ve been reduced to the mobs of screaming girls from “A Hard Day’s Night” and being dragged away from Obama, an escape hatch you’ve been searching for for months now, and she gives it to you.

To sum up:

It’s 1964, Sarah’s the Beatles and Obama’s Elvis.

SuperCool on May 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Tweet from @Sheya: Inside source: Foxnews deliberately out to sabotage Palin. It’s going to get ugly. I’ll have more on this tomorrow.

Go to @Sheya’s tweet feed and retweet.

NoNails on May 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

She lives inside their heads!!!! Leftists, elite GOP, media, and lefty trolls!!!!

So much fun to watch them lose their minds!

ladyingray on May 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

OT, I know, but a popular thread ….
Is anyone else a tad bit disturbed over the Drudge headlines ?
Gangs rioting in Boston, Miami, Myrtle Beach, Charlotte, Long Island, Nashvile…
It’s not even fully-fledged summer yet !
Yikes !

Carry on….

pambi on May 31, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Palin will have to leave fox soon. ailes is out against her. BOR was the most negative I’ve seen him so far. Hannity up next let’s see if he got the memo..

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Hannity up next let’s see if he got the memo..

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I would bet that Hannity won’t start in with the she isn’t running drivel – he is a conservative and the meme that’s she’s not going to run is Republican. I thought children were taught in this country that anyone could grow up and run for President and become President of the United States….anyone but Sarah Palin? Is that how it works? It’s BS they tell kids not everybody can grow up and run for President of the United States. Only special people who aren’t Sarah Palin, can become the President of the United State\ Yeah we get the BS the establishment Republicans are shoveling. This is a country of first. Someone reminded me of that on another thread:) We may just be in for another first in 2012.

Dr Evil on May 31, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Hannity did not get the memo. He said he wants her to run!

SheetAnchor on May 31, 2011 at 9:10 PM

CK even said “she’s very smart and has good instincts.”

SheetAnchor on May 31, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Hey txmom, Look at the picture again, Hawaii is there. Maybe it’s not so obvious , I use a 55inch monitor.

bigmike on May 31, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Good on her.

txmomof6 on May 31, 2011 at 9:12 PM

This is a country of first. Someone reminded me of that on another thread:) We may just be in for another first in 2012.

Dr Evil on May 31, 2011 at 9:09 PM

I hear ya!! Not to mention this country always pulls for the underdog, or the David instead of the Goliath.

txmomof6 on May 31, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Palin will have to leave fox soon. ailes is out against her. BOR was the most negative I’ve seen him so far. Hannity up next let’s see if he got the memo..

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 8:59 PM

BOR hates Palin because she favors others at Fox News for interviews over Ted. In BOR-world, you are dirt if you don’t come on ‘the big show’, if you exist at all.

slickwillie2001 on May 31, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Well, here’s one reason for not publishing the itinerary – she wants to be able to get off the bus and talk to people who didn’t expect to see her. IOW the kind of people it’s most difficult for someone in her position to meet when itineraries are posted and thousands of supporters show up. That’s the best way for her to find out whether a POTUS run would fly. Get off the bus in all these places, some of which are in deep blue territory, and start shaking hands. See what people make of her.

Second reason – logistically, it’s a lot nicer for the caretakers of places like Independence Hall to not have to deal with thousands of Palin supporters descending upon them, as well. Palin has gone out of her way to thank staff (such as at Mt. Vernon) so she is obviously aware of these logistical complexities.

Third reason – since she’s taking the entire family, she’s going to need to stay flexible. She didn’t want to take her aging parents into the afternoon Gettysburg heat, so she waited until morning. If she had a tight schedule she’d be bound to it.

Yes, the media thing is an angle. I’m sure she enjoys it to a degree. But if you think that’s the only reason to keep it impromptu, I think you’re mistaken. She could find endless ways to prank the media if that were her main goal.

Missy on May 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

She isn’t telling the press where she’s going to be so that they will not be able to prevent her from meeting with people. The press uses the tactic of surrounding her so that no one can hear what she is saying and then distorting her message.

scrubjay on May 31, 2011 at 5:33 PM

I think you two are “right on the money”!!!!
I applaud her….these media types DO think everything is
all about them. It is time the American people made the
decisions about whom to vote for without media bias.

Amjean on May 31, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Drama Queen

darwin-t on May 31, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Posted at “The Corner”:

Asked by National Review Online (outside the Trump Tower) what she though of Trump’s donations to Democrats, Palin cheerfully rejoined, “I think I’ll go change his mind right now and make sure he’s contributing to constitutional conservatives.”

onlineanalyst on May 31, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Tweet from @Sheya: Inside source: Foxnews deliberately out to sabotage Palin. It’s going to get ugly. I’ll have more on this tomorrow.

Go to @Sheya’s tweet feed and retweet.

NoNails on May 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Thanks for the tidbit. ;)

ProudPalinFan on May 31, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Tee hee hee, try and catch me! Seems like kind of a childish ploy for an adult to be playing, but hey, there’s nothing wrong with her having a little fun and games, toying with the press like they’re irrelevant. After all, it’s not like she’s running for president. If she decides to run though, it could all blow up in her face when the press decides not to cover anything she does, or if other candidates think she’s just too immature to run with her or endorse her.

scalleywag on May 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM
Delusional

Amjean on May 31, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Hannity did not get the memo. He said he wants her to run!

SheetAnchor on May 31, 2011 at 9:10 PM

yeah. hannity was pretty above board.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Palin will have to leave fox soon. ailes is out against her.

I think she’ll announce soon and take the pressure off Fox, so it won’t be an issue.

Besides, Ailes is not stupid; she’s the goose that laid the golden egg. He is going to want access.

Missy on May 31, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Not surprised that Palin took the Trumps to a pizza joint. There was no way she’d be going to some fancy upscale restaurant. Leave that shtick to the Obamas for their date nights.

The real question is will they send the leftover pizza to Obama’s campaign headquarters?

Doughboy on May 31, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Via the Right Scoop.

Rush: Palin is driving the MSM nuts!

chief on May 31, 2011 at 6:46 PM
Thanks for the link – I was busy at work and missed it.
What a hoot!

Amjean on May 31, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Hint #409 that she’s running. She’s no longer saying “lamestream media”.

SouthernGent on May 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM

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