Palin rolls out 'vision of the future' in video
May 27th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin rolls out 'vision of the future' in video

(CNN)-What begins with the howl of a grizzly bear and ends with a promise that "our best days are yet to come?"

The promotional video that caps off a roll-out announcement for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's bus tour.

The video, produced by the same duo behind Palin's 2010 "Mama Grizzlies" spot and released Friday, follows Palin's Thursday reveal of her "One Nation" bus tour. The tour begins Memorial Day in Washington, D.C. and travels "up through New England," according to the SarahPAC website.

"We have a vision for the future of our country," the self-proclaimed "mama grizzly" declares in a voiceover narrating scenes of towns and citizens across America.

She singles out Republican founding fathers Washington and Lincoln, as well as her oft-quoted GOP icon Ronald Reagan as figures who have passed down the "enduring truths" of freedom and the Constitution "to you."

The potential presidential contender stirred up speculation about whether she would seek the GOP nomination in 2012 with the "One Nation" tour announcement and news that a pro-Palin feature film would debut in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa.

And though exact cities on the tour have yet to be disclosed, a Palin source told CNN that stops will be historic sites along the East Coast "that were key to the formation, survival and growth of the United States of America," including the Civil War battlefields at Gettysburg and Antietam, Philadelphia - to visit the Liberty Bell - and a visit to the first-in-the-nation-primary state of New Hampshire.

Perhaps hinting at her future plans, Palin assures, "We know our best days are yet to come."

Listen to the Political Notebook as Candy Crowley, anchor of CNN's State of the Union, and Bob Costantini discuss Sarah Palin's bus tour and Tim Pawlenty's truth comments. Plus, Memorial Day weekend "Poli-Synch."


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  1. Pinklady

    OMG the Tundra Tart strikes again. Is there no end to this clueless harpie? Go back to where you came from. There's a mooseburger waiting for you.

    May 27, 2011 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  2. Ptown

    Watch out east coast, the "circus crazy bus tour" is coming...

    May 27, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  3. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    What begins with the howl of a grizzly bear and ends with a promise that "our best days are yet to come?"

    Because your worst days are here now......

    May 27, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  4. Tired of the nonsense

    So not only is the pickled-brained moron speaking again, she's calling Lincoln a "Founding Father" which once again proves she knows NOTHING about history. She's psychotic and delusional if she's seeing things and calling them "visions." This must mean she's off her meds just like Bachmann.

    She thinks her best days are yet to come? If she likes making a fool of herself, giving every late night entertainer fodder for jokes, and showcasing her stupidity on a daily basis in public forums, then yeah, she's got a lot to look forward to. Us? We'll get to laugh at her and realize this moron isn't even fit to run for the job of trash-picker-upper on the side of the road.

    May 27, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  5. Mr. Moderate

    I hear she plans to visit Lexington and Concord when she is in New Hampshire. Michelle Bachman told her to go.

    But please share this "vision" I don't think I have ever heard you tell us anything specifically what you would do.

    May 27, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  6. they call me "tater salad"

    Maybe I'll stock up on some rotten eggs just in case her bimbo-mobile should happen to roll through my town on her little "roadtrip to irrelevancy"!

    May 27, 2011 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  7. Andre Linoge

    WARNING: If you already find it difficult to stomach Palin, watching this video could cause you to spontaneously vomit. Especially at the end when the bus rolls out.

    May 27, 2011 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  8. UncleM

    The GOP is a freak show.

    May 27, 2011 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  9. GOP = Greed Over People

    "howl of a grizzly bear"

    When I first read the bi-line, I thought it said "BOWL of a grizzly bear"!

    However, I was not surprised given the fact that missy can field dress a moose(useful experience for the Oval Office), but I wondered if this was a gross out stunt heralding her next Discovery reality gig, ala The Donald.

    May 27, 2011 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  10. LJ

    The Thrilla from Wasilla wants to rule the USA. Hopefully, a pack of wolves or a Mama Grizzly will set their cross hairs on Her!!!!!!

    May 27, 2011 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  11. Liz the First

    Can you say glutton for punishment, boys and girls? if this half-wit half-governor actually throws her hat in the ring for president, she will be roundly and rightly pounded by the press and her opponents. the only people who think she's presidential material are the ones stupider than her. fortunately, that's a very small percentage of the American voting public. her vehement condemnation of everything President Obama does just shows how out of touch with reality she is. the country is on the mend thanks to his steady, intelligent leadership. electing any repug, esepecially this wingnut, would put us over the cliff Obama has managed to pull us back from. let's hope enough of us have wised up enough to keep this awful scenario from happening.

    May 27, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  12. a little sad

    Hey CNN – can you come up with a different phrase than "turns heads"? That one has been WAY overplayed.

    May 27, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  13. Joshua Ludd

    And other than platitudes and paeans to St. Reagan I have yet to hear anything substantive or policy-related from Caribou Barbie. We already tried having a president who was more interested in being elected president than actually doing the work of his 8 years in office, and we already tried one of those "fiscal conservative" Republicans who just like St. Reagan put us into record debt and left office with a tanking economy.

    May 27, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  14. seneca

    George Washinton wasnt a republican, He was a federalist, the democrats and Republicans were one party called the Democrat-Republican party. The following is a description of the federalist party from wikipedia.

    The Federalist party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801. The party was formed by Alexander Hamilton, who, during George Washington's first term, built a network of supporters, largely urban bankers and businessmen, to support his fiscal policies. These supporters grew into the Federalist Party committed to a fiscally sound and nationalistic government. The United States' only Federalist president was John Adams; although George Washington was broadly sympathetic to the Federalist program, he remained an independent his entire presidency.[1] The Federalist policies called for a national bank, tariffs, and good relations with Britain as expressed in the Jay Treaty negotiated in 1794. Their political opponents, the Democratic-Republicans, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, denounced most of the Federalist policies, especially the bank, and vehemently attacked the Jay Treaty as a sell-out of republican values to the British monarchy. The Jay Treaty passed, and indeed the Federalists won most of the major legislative battles in the 1790s. They held a strong base in the nation's cities and in New England. The Democratic-Republicans, with their base in the rural South, won the hard-fought election of 1800; the Federalists never returned to power. The Federalists, too wedded to an upper-class style to win the support of ordinary voters, which grew weaker every year. They recovered some strength by intense opposition to the War of 1812; they practically vanished during the Era of Good Feelings that followed the end of the war in 1815.

    If you can't get your facts straight just make some up and the world will give you the presidency.

    May 27, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  15. James

    What begins with a howl of a grizzly bear and ends with a cat hocking up a hairball in response?

    May 27, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  16. slupdawg

    I was hoping it would have been "Sarah Does Wasilla."

    May 27, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  17. asrael

    Well, I'm rarely first, so I'll return a bit later... after I've stopped laughing. Make that ... much ... later

    May 27, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  18. NoObama

    Awesome! I would give all I have just to see a liberals faces if Palin was to become President! Hey I am also smart enough to know Palin might never win, but the dream of ever seeing that face man I would give it all!

    May 27, 2011 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  19. CaliforniaBC

    Hey Sara! Lincoln is NOT a Founder! Maybe you need to debate YOUR civics and constitutional knowledge that teenage girl who challenged Bachmann. I think that girl couldn end both of yours presidential bids right there and save your campaign contributors money.

    May 27, 2011 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  20. Tony

    Whatever the bear was howling about, it was probably in a language that other bears understand. Too bad we can't say the same thing about Palin.

    May 27, 2011 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  21. Donny

    Sarah Palin is out for Sarah Palin – not the country, not the gullible tea-baggers, she's out for herself. More accurately, she's out for Sarah Palins bank account. She's so shallow, she's downright transparent. I won't waste my time on her self-promoting propaganda video.

    May 27, 2011 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  22. Cher

    The Republican Party was founded in 1854. Washington could not be a Republican.

    May 27, 2011 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  23. Andre Linoge

    P.S. And the miracle of it is that there's not a single image of herself in it. Had they done that, it would have been a complete mockery of itself.

    May 27, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  24. Joe

    I agree with Palin. The best days are indeed yet to come. But they will only come as more and more Americans begin to realize that our political leadership requires, now more than ever, intellect, vision, compassion, deep geopolitical understanding and the respect of the itnernationally community. In other words, when the likes of Palin, Bachman, Hannity, Limbaugh, etc.. become completely irrelevant in terms of political force and pubic attention, the best days surely will have arrived.

    May 27, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  25. JD

    At least she had New England as "up" from Washington, DC. I'm impressed.

    For the life of me, though, I cannot figure out why any media outlet considers her relevant.

    May 27, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
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