Palin bus tour ain't over til she says it's over
June 22nd, 2011
06:34 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin bus tour ain't over til she says it's over

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had another bone to pick with the media Wednesday -and that includes her employer, Fox News-this time over whether she has ended her "One Nation" bus tour.

Taking issue with reports she has abandoned the tour, she Tweeted, "I did? Hmm, glad I have media to let me know my plans." She then included, "Palin Ends Bus Tour" with a link to a Fox News article.

The Fox contributor wrote of the media, "They never cease to amaze."

Reports of the tour's end appear to have begun when RealClearPolitics posted an article Wednesday that the maybe-2012-presidential-candidate's bus trip was on "hiatus." It then caught fire on the internet with multiple postings trumpeting news of the tour's premature death.

The "One Nation" bus embarked on a tour of historic sites, battlefields and first-in-the-nation primary states in May with stops including Gettysburg, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and a clambake in New Hampshire.

At the beginning of her tour the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee told CNN that she planned to travel with the bus to Iowa, the state that votes first in the race for the GOP presidential nomination during its caucus.

"I'm sure at some point I will be going to Iowa," Palin said. "At some point."

But after the conclusion of her much-publicized swing along the East Coast, no other plans have been announced.

This is the second time in as many weeks Palin has zinged the media for misreporting her intentions. Last week she took issue with an American Spectator report that she was readying a presidential announcement for as early as this week.

Later, Palin took to her Facebook page to spread the truth: she has jury duty.

In a post titled,"*Sigh* Reports of Tour Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated,"she appeared to reassure readers that there's plenty of time for more travel, saying, "the summer is long."

"The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty)," Palin revealed.

But she's "looking forward to hitting the open road again" and declared, "The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes."

Filed under: 2012 • Fox News • Sarah Palin
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Scott Walker

    She did not end her heavily promoted bus tour/family vacation early. She's also right about Paul Revere even though no historian or contemporary account supports her version. It's all the fault of the lamestream media. She actually served out her full term as Governor of Alaska but Katie Couric lied about that, too.

    June 22, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  2. jerseylou

    Palin....I'm telling you the Bus Tour is over,Because the Well is dry.The bottom feeders said their pockets have holes in them because of you and Toad.Now get back up in Alaska where you belong.

    June 22, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  3. Tam

    The Fox contributor wrote of the media, "They never cease to amaze."

    Neither does she, but not in a good way. So how do we stop her and this?

    June 22, 2011 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  4. TM

    She's just upset because now even FOX is calling her a QUITTER

    June 22, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  5. Robert

    It is only appropriate that a half-governor cuts her own bus tour in half. She, after all, only has half a brain.

    June 22, 2011 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  6. Steve

    Isn't she right though? Why does the media continue to write its own narrative?

    June 22, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  7. Dan

    Why can't the news media just wait to report something until it is 100% factually verified?

    June 22, 2011 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  8. mlynn

    Please stop the madness Palin and go away. You've got plenty of money that you have scammed off of people through your shoddy books and bizarre TV deals. Go spend it on some more big homes and shut up.

    June 22, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  9. mrsdiagnosed

    I have an idea. Maybe if the media stops covering her she won't have anything to say. FINALLY. The media is what made her who she is. Without them,,,she is nothing. Maybe it's time she's reminded of that fact.

    June 22, 2011 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  10. annie s

    Why do we care?

    June 22, 2011 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  11. MB Seattle

    The bus tour may not be over but her chance to run for office is. Yesterdays news.

    June 22, 2011 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  12. connieb

    So if she hates the main stream media so much, I wonder what she would do if they all just stopped covering her at all. So STOP already. Jeez Louise I am soooooooo tired of this woman.

    June 22, 2011 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  13. bassman

    Sarah Palin via facebook: Imagine our surprise when reading media reports today that the “One Nation Tour” has been cancelled. Why didn’t anyone tell me? Oh, wait, that’s because it hasn’t been cancelled. (Good ol’ media… you never cease to amaze!)

    As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I’m looking forward to hitting the open road again. The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other Alaskan.

    I wouldn’t think it to be such a slow news day that, what with numerous wars and serious economic woes concerning Americans, a bus is driving news stories today. The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes. In the meantime, no one should jump to conclusions – certainly not the media with their long track record of getting things wrong or just making things up.

    – Sarah Palin

    June 22, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  14. Palin Power

    Behold our next and greatest President of all times Sarah Palin. Nobody orders Palin around for she is the puppet master of the world. Palin controls Fox News and they do her order and bidding for she is God's Chosen One and the Supreme Being of the Universe.

    June 22, 2011 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  15. bassman

    Jury duty. OMG this is too funny. We have not heard form Gov. Palin because she is serving jury duty. Once again our media wanted... wanted to believe Palin had guit. The naratvie was supposed to be Paliln had quit, just like she did as Governor. Rats spoiled again. Good grief I cannnot stop laughing at our media. CNN Please update. Include her Facebook posting. And thanks for not jumping to conclusions as MSNBC did.

    June 22, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  16. Loose Era

    Maybe she has something super important that she has to do, like jury duty or something, that won't let her continue her meticulously planned and brilliant America saving bus tour. Didja ever think of that, haters?

    June 22, 2011 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  17. thomas

    Where is the Bus now ?

    And who cares !

    June 22, 2011 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |