Heart-ache: Media following Palin around feels manipulated

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…

And then there’s this theory: “Are you enjoying messing with our heads a little?” a reporter asked her at the hotel in Gettysburg.

“No, no, no,” she laughed, maybe a little too much. “That’s not the purpose, it really isn’t. The purpose is to make sure that people are aware of the good things in America that really do need to be restored and appreciated. And I think we are going to have an opportunity this summer to bring a lot of highlighting to those great things.”