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. Sniffit

    "Palin was long gone"

    Don't we all wish.

    May 31, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  2. jc

    Pleeeeaaaaasssssseeeee STOP!!!! We had enough...

    May 31, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  3. Diesel

    She continues to avoid the Press who only want to find out what her plans are for the future of America.
    I find it difficult to understand what it is she is trying to prove.
    With the Republican Party in desperate need of a candidate with substance, I don't see how she could qualify for the postion while all the time in the public eye she tries to avoid news press that are trying to find out what she stands for,and when they do catch her she has moronic statements, lack of respect for anyone that don't agree with her, and stupid lies she continues to force down our throats.
    She does not seem to be presidential IMO.

    May 31, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  4. sue

    She might think she is pulling the wool over the media, but she is only hurting herself more.....she will eventually have to face the media, if she gets into the race she will have to talk to the media and debate and if she thinks she can continue to CON AMERICA with her sly manuvers she has another thing coming......The GOP has diffenately given up the Motto that they held so dear as being the Party of Morals and Values......with the sly devils they have as their current canidates or possible canidates.......I will diffenately vote Democrat in 2012

    May 31, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  5. johnson

    Makes sense that she would snub the media. She doesn't want to look dumb answering simple questions. I would love for her to be nominated as the GOP candidate! I wouldn't miss a moment of the presidential debates where she will have to answer some actual questions.

    May 31, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  6. Kenny

    Sarah Palin is ducking the press because she fears the lamestream media will twist her words by repeating them verbatim. She also ducks the mainstream media because she fears the truth would become known that she is ignorant.

    May 31, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  7. GI Joe

    Ain't she smart.

    May 31, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  8. PalmReader

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

    Not sure which is more disgusting, $arah Palin or CNN fawning over $arah Palin. Either way, trying to elevate Palin back into the national spotlight will only serve to harm whoever wins the GOP primary. I suspect, though, that the media guru's have fooled themselves into believing otherwise. Same thing happened back in '08 as well ... Palin overshadowed McCain, making him all but unelectable. Palin IS the Republican Party, whether she runs for President or not. Daily coverage of her reinforces all that is wrong within the GOP. Good luck, GOPers. With $arah on your side, your work load of regaining the presidency triples itself.

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

    The only word she chose to describe herself in her book.
    Meaning of the Word: A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel. A person without principle. To defraud. A vagabond, a tramp. A deliberately dishonest person. A cheat. A thief.

    May 31, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  10. kakaraka

    Really? And she wants to be president? That's not presidential. Classless.

    May 31, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  11. Tam

    Does she know what the Civil War was about? When? Issues?

    May 31, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. bassman

    If Palin informed the media about her every move, they would criticize her for posing for a photo-op. The out come would also end with Palin being mobbed by fans and the media, and she would not be able to enjoy the visit to what ever historical site she visited. Her fans want to see her, and the media what to cover her. So, she leaves them all behind so she can have some sort of normalcy

    May 31, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  13. EatRunDive

    I get the impression that she spent the entire weekend avoiding her supporters and the press.

    May 31, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  14. Veteran

    As usual the Alaska Barbie played the press which she will continue to do but only give interviews to Fix News, the only un-lame stream news media that will keep her name out there. The media seem to go in a frenzy over a person with the only thing going for her is looks, air head and a few just as air head as her followers. It makes you wonder!!

    May 31, 2011 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  15. Thomas Butler

    Just writing to ask why don't you guys stop covering every move Sarah Palin makes? If you stop covering her, I bet she'll have her press people give you advance notice of everything she has planned. I can't believe the entire national media continues to fall for the game this lady is playing and has been playing since She and Mc Cain lost the election!!

    May 31, 2011 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  16. Debbie from Arizona

    Anyone really surprised by this? She is a fake candidate. The thought of this woman actually being a viable candidate for the Presidency of our country is absurd. The fact that some people actually support her to hold this office is just sad.

    May 31, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  17. Cfrench

    The maturity level of this woman is unbelievable. Seriously, hide and seek? What is she, two?

    May 31, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  18. Bob Texas

    As Palin does the Fox thing, that is , bad mouthing the Main Stream Media. She shows she is not a real presidental candidate. Just a Fox puppet traveling around making money and promoting Fox.

    May 31, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  19. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    She is so tricky...and so clever...just the qualities America is looking for in a leader... Trump/Palin 2012...

    May 31, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  20. AC

    Why do you follow the Quitter and ask the same questions over and over again. And why do you still call her govenor when she quit? You guys are the BIG DOPES!

    May 31, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  21. Dean

    CNN is so paranoid about Palin that they have their ouwn bus to follow her around??????????? Left wing news is sick.

    May 31, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  22. Molly Weasley

    So ... WHY ARE YOU CONTINUING TO GIVE PUBLICITY TO THIS PUBLICITY-HOUND DIVA? Ignore her; most of the rest of the country is. The only ones that seem to care anymore are the Beltway media. Does that tell you anything?

    May 31, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  23. Crazy Beoch

    Palin would never actually ride on a bus, she rides in a limo and just fakes the bus rides. Kinda like the motorcycle ride.

    May 31, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  24. Sgt. Joe.

    Yes, she might have to answer unscripted questions and that scares the crap out of her. Face it, behind all that tough talk and rant is a real coward.

    May 31, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  25. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Why doesn't she want to have the same scruntiny that anyone else has? The answer is that she would be shown to be a lesser candidate for office. She is unwilling to answer questions that everyone else has.

    May 31, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
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