Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

The quitter has done it again…

Raw Story

 Amid diminishing media interest, Sarah Palin has quit her high-profile bus tour halfway through and returned to Alaska with her family, according to RealClearPolitics.

The move puts a damper on widespread speculations that Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour, which launched on Memorial Day, was a potential precursor to a potential White House bid for 2012. Palin never made it to her scheduled stops in the key primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

RealClearPolitics, which originally broke the story about the bus tour, reported Wednesday on Palin’s “extended hiatus.” The remaining legs of her trip, according to Scott Conroy, are “in limbo” as “Palin and her family have reverted to the friendly confines of summertime Alaska.”

The “One Nation” tour launched with intense media interest, as reporters initially followed Palin and her family on the road, diligently trying to decipher the former half-term Alaska governor and ex-GOP vice presidential nominee’s 2012 intentions. But after being ignored and mislead and denied interviews or access, reporters’ attention fizzled.

Palin has been remarkably coy about her plans for 2012, declining to rule out a presidential run but refusing to come any closer than saying she has “fire in the belly.”


  1. Sarah Palin did go to New Hampshire on her bus tour. She went to the seaside town of Seabrook, which is on the Massachusetts border. She was there the same day Mitt Romney made his announcement in Exeter, NH, which is about a 15 minute drive from where she was.

    Just another example of sloppy journalism, in which they don’t do their homework.


  2. Don’s right about her making it to NH for her conveniently-accidentally-timed stomp on Mitt Romney’s announcement day.

    Anyway … what I want to know is if this means that Gov. Palin’s 15 minutes are finally coming to an end.


  3. I think its got to the point, that a lot of people are ignoring her now, so off to Alaska she goes. But you never with that woman, when she will turn up again, with word tossed salads.


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