Gov. Sarah Palin knocked down reports Wednesday in the making-things-up media (Bam! Taste her nightstck...) that her One Nation bus tour had come to an end after completing only its first leg. From The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Palin, a potential presidential candidate, sought to put an end to speculation that her "One Nation" tour is over. The talk was sparked by a RealClearPolitics report said that it's going on hiatus. Other news organizations reported that the tour is coming to an end.Gov. Palin also responded to the media hysteria on Facebook:
The bus tour initially prompted speculation from political observers that Palin — the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee — was preparing to enter the presidential race and was using the tour as a test run.
The tour began around the same time as an reports that a feature-length documentary about Palin was to be released in July in the early primary states Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
*Sigh* Reports of Tour Demise Are Greatly ExaggeratedOne of the many problems with the media is that it doesn't even bother to read its own material unless, of course, it's patting itself on the back or gushing over Barack Obama, its main squeeze. As ABC News reported just three weeks ago:
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
Palin confirmed that... after the northeast, she'll go back to Alaska before re-launching the tour - called the "One Nation Tour," after all - on the West Coast.Ah, but the media has never let pesky things like actual facts get in the way of its wishful thinking that Sarah Palin will just go away, leaving them free to lionize Obama 24/7. Only in your dreams, media clowns. Only in your dreams.
She told ABC News about her plans after she leaves the northeast:
"Go back to Alaska - in fact today, Willow [the middle Palin daughter] already had to get back to work so she had to leave - go back to Alaska, come back on the trail again, and take the tour west as the summer progresses."
Asked if she'll go all over the country, Palin said, "that is our plan, our tentative plan, anyway."