We All Gotta Make a Living

I’m not sure what I find more hilarious, the idea of Sarah Palin actually running for President or her complete inability to get the facts straight on a history tour.  Palin said she was trying to “get out the word” about our national parks and battlefields.  She visited Mount Vernon, the National Archives, and Gettysburg where she talked about the great sacrifice of our Revolutionary heroes.

Someone might want to inform Palin that Gettysburg was fought during the Civil War not the American Revolution, but then again, I tend to be a stickler for those “wacky facty things.”  The bigger news is that apparently she’s going to go to Iowa and New Hampshire.  The implication being that those are stops designed to test the waters of a Presidential campaign and I’m still not buying it.  Why would you give up millions of dollars and a cushy lifestyle to make a complete fool out of yourself and get crushed in another campaign against Barack Obama?  It makes absolutely no sense to me, but hey maybe that’s why she wants to do it – just to frustrate us “hopey, changey people.”  It’d make about as much sense as being a half-term Governor, so hey, maybe she’s serious about this thing.

Sarah Palin will take her nationwide bus tour to Iowa in June, according to Real Clear Politics — one more sign that the former Alaska governor intends to run for president in 2012.

“The road trip was designed as a test run to find out whether she can execute a decidedly unconventional campaign game plan,” RCP reports. “Palin — and especially her husband, Todd — is said to be leaning toward running. But multiple sources said that their foremost remaining concern was whether it would be logistically feasible for their large family to hit the road together for the next several months in a prospective campaign that would rely heavily on bus travel.”

Palin has kept the details of the bus tour under wraps, leading reporters and supporters on a bit of a wild goose chase. She started Day 2 of her tour Monday at the National Archives in Washington, DC, then traveled to Mount Vernon to pay homage to her favorite Founding Father, George Washington.

Meanwhile, Palin supporters, reacting to reports that she would be making stops in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, apparently gathered Monday afternoon at Gettysburg, in the hopes that she was on her way, only to be disappointed.

Visits to key 2012 states like Iowa and New Hampshire will continue to fuel speculation about Palin’s presidential ambitions. But Palin has refused to say whether she will enter the race for the GOP nomination. “This isn’t a campaign bus,” she told reporters as she left the Archives Monday.

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