Palin fakes out reporters at Gettysburg hotel
May 31st, 2011
09:03 AM ET
12 years ago

Palin fakes out reporters at Gettysburg hotel

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Sarah Palin pulled a clever bait and switch on reporters in Gettysburg on Tuesday, as her "One Nation" bus tour rolls into its third day.

The Palin family and a few members of her staff sneaked out of their hotel early, leaving their flashy bus behind in the hotel parking lot to give reporters chasing her the impression that she was still readying for the day.

As members of Palin's advance staff began to roll out luggage to the bus on Tuesday morning, a crush of media and tourists gathered to meet the potential presidential candidate on her way out of the hotel.

But CNN was soon tipped off that Palin was long gone, off to visit the Civil War battlefields and onward toward Philadelphia.

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  1. nintex

     And if she's ever elected president (shudder) the headlines would read, "Palin Fakes out Country; Sneaks off to . . . . ." At what point will people get serious about the fact that she's just fooling everyone with the fake tour she's on – it's just a family vacation. What does it have to do with politics? Or teaching us about the history of our country? I already know our country's history – way more than Palin knows, I'm sure. What a scam! She just has to have a camera on her all the time.

    May 31, 2011 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  2. Seattle Sue

    Palin seems to be a sneaky type of person. But I guess Republicans and Tea party people love that type of person.

    May 31, 2011 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Why would she run from the media spotlight? Why abandon the opportunity to put out your message? Why go through so much trouble to create a golden ticket for yourself and then not use it? Why run out? Why fly by night? Inquiring minds really want to know. The lame stream media intends to find out.

    May 31, 2011 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  4. The Doo-dah Man

    Attention CNN: If Sarah Palin wants to dodge the media and be mysterious, let her do it. In the brief moments you've gotten her to answer a question, she repeats talking points. But she actually has you trying to chase her down like tabloid reporters chasing Lindsay Lohan. She attacks the media, refuses interviews with anyone not from far right wing sources and attempts to ditch give her the one thing she really doesn't want....for you to ignore her. Unless she actually has something to say, why don't we assume she has nothing to say?

    May 31, 2011 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  5. SKS

    She is pure SCAM.

    May 31, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  6. GOP = Greed Over People

    “ …all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.” (1 Peter 3:8-12)

    Some words the GOP in general have chosen to ignore and missy in particular.

    You GOP "christians" do recognize the text right?

    May 31, 2011 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  7. once upon a horse

    just like Trump did, Palin is toying with you guys and enjoying every minute of it. Ignore and she will sit and pout like she probably was doing when Trump stole her thunder for a while

    May 31, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  8. FDA

    You can't evade the media forever Palin! The Trumpish show you are putting on is filling your pockets, but it's coming to an end. As soon as this bimbo announces that she isn't running, her speaking and public appearance money dries up. If she decides to run, then the media will feed on her like sharks when she finally has to face them without training wheels.

    May 31, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  9. Winning

    OK CNN this is it, you've used up your quota for one Palin story per day on this non-story. No more Palin stories today. So sick of this stupid woman, her fake ass bus tour, and every media outlet's utter devotion to her.

    May 31, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |

    I always knew she could outsmart the press.

    May 31, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  11. Tambria Moore

    If Mrs. Perpetually Undecided keeps this up she will push her followers away in frustration. No one likes to play games without rules.

    May 31, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  12. dawg

    I don't know why CNN is wasting chasing her around. Ignore her and maybe she will go away.

    There are more important issues to cover.

    May 31, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  13. Irma in North Carolina

    She slipped out the back, cause she was afraid she would have to answer a tough question. Like the poor fools wrho stood their all day to get a peak at her. I she runs she will wait till the last minute, so she will have less debates. Bet if fox runs a debate she wiull have all the questions ahead of time.

    May 31, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  14. FM

    The woman is very good in running away. Those who think they can hand her the country, just wait and see how she will leave the country without in hands of anybody, incase you make such a huge mistake!

    May 31, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Sarah decided to cut and run. Cowardly. Yup, that's it. Cowardly.
    Palin pulled the old 'cut and run'. When the going gets tough, Palin gets out.
    I am willing to bet that she probably snuck out dressed like a maid getting off work wearing a motorcycle helmet.

    May 31, 2011 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  16. gina

    Why can't the media see that Palin is playing games with you. By reporting and following her every move, you are giving her the publicity that she craves and thrives on. My suggestion is ,do the country a favor and leave her alone during her so call tour of America. Let's see what happens when she arrives at some tourist attraction and nobody shows up. I can guarantee that she would freak out.

    May 31, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  17. Al-NY,NY

    Boy, she sure fooled them!! She is surely presidential material with that little move. The twit didn't want to face anyone who wasn't vetted as being "friendly" in the media (aka Faux News) so she did the cut and run routine. I'd love to see her actually answer real questions. The garbled and incoherent responses would be brilliant

    May 31, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  18. Andy Botwin

    Wow, she sure showed how presidential smart she is! She out-Foxed her "lamestream media"! Just think how many right wing whack jobs will admire that.

    May 31, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |

    Goes to show the brain this woman has. Obama will not be but a bump in the road for her. OH will that not be they day America can get back to normalancy. PALIN 2012

    May 31, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  20. WatchDawg

    She's getting pretty good at ducking and running...first at being a Governor of Alaska and continuously on answering questions of any substance. AND yet 15% want to vote her in as the President. I guess when the going gets tough..AHH never mind...she just goes...

    May 31, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  21. EddyL

    If the moron doesn't want to talk to reporters (OH MY, UNSCRIPTED!), then why is the moron traveling in a trashy bus? I'm surprised she doesn't have her vapid mug plastered on the bus.

    May 31, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  22. Stephen

    In what was later determined to be the shrewdest political move of her career, Palin leaves hotel early to avoid the press.

    May 31, 2011 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  23. Anonymous

    She is just so presidential. NOT.

    May 31, 2011 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  24. LegendRx

    The media and Palin are like the Keystone Kops chasing the circus clown. No credibility . . . Period!

    May 31, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  25. Indy

    It is pretty funny to watch all the media chase Sarah Palin around on her family vacation. I am going to have to give Sarah props for punking her supporters into thinking she might run for the hardest job in the land, and it appears she has fooled the media as well. She does know how to get her supporters to pay for a very nice new home and this family vacation. Her supporters offer her a very nice way to live the life of Riley and all she has to do is throw out some sound bites and bash the President and everything she wants is paid for.

    May 31, 2011 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
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