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May 26, 2011 25 Comments ›› Pat Dollard



Related: Wall Street Journal Confirms: Sarah Palin Buys Home In Scottsdale, Arizona



The Hill:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will begin a nationwide bus tour on Sunday. The tour is expected to last several weeks and travel to key early primary states.

From Politico:

John Ziegler, a conservative filmmaker and activist close to Palin, said he believes the ex-governor is closer to a run now than she’s ever been.

“I have felt for a while that she is probably running and its seems more clear than ever that she is,” said Ziegler, who interviewed Palin for a different film, “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.”

Wall Street Journal:

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Sunday will launch a tour of the East Coast, including a stop in the politically important state of New Hampshire, a development likely to roil the Republican presidential nominating contest.

The former Alaska governor’s political action committee, SarahPAC, announced Thursday that Ms. Palin would tour “historical sites that were key to the formation, survival and growth of the United States of America. The tour will originate in Washington, D.C., and will proceed north up the East Coast.”

Ms. Palin will appear Monday at the annual Memorial Day “Rolling Thunder” event on the National Mall, a gathering of motorcycle riding veterans.

Her aides wouldn’t detail other stops on the tour but said it would include New Hampshire, site of the nation’s first presidential primary election, fueling speculation that she is preparing to run for president.

Whatever her ultimate plans, Ms. Palin’s re-emergence into the spotlight will affect the race for the Republican nomination, GOP strategists say. The tour could garner wide press attention just as Republican presidential hopefuls are trying to generate enthusiasm for their own candidacies.

Ms. Palin’s revived public presence could splinter support among tea party-affiliated conservatives, who were already divided. Her flirtation with a run could also prompt undecided Republican donors and party elders to hold back on aligning with any candidate as they wait for the field to settle.

“She’s a threat to everyone,” said Fergus Cullen, a former Republican Party chairman in New Hampshire.

The tour announcement is the latest of several moves by Ms. Palin that has whipped up speculation about her political plans.

In recent days, she and her husband, Todd Palin, purchased a $1.7 million house in Scottsdale, Ariz., giving her a base of operation in the lower 48 states.

She also rehired two logistics aides, Jason Recher and Doug McMarlin, that she had dismissed, a Palin aide said Wednesday. In addition, a full-length feature film focused largely on her time as governor is in the final stages of editing by conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon.

The film is set for release in June, with a debut screening in Iowa, the first state to vote in the nominating contest.

Sarah Pac:

Starting this weekend, Sarah Palin will embark on a One Nation Tour of historical sites that were key to the formation, survival, and growth of the United States of America. The tour will originate in Washington DC and will proceed north up the east coast. More information will follow.

PALIN STATEMENT

Restoring the Good in America!

Our nation is at a critical turning point. As we look to the future, we are propelled by America’s past. It’s imperative that we connect with our founders, our patriots, our challenges and victories to clearly see our way forward. A good way to do this is to appreciate the significance of our nation’s historic sites, patriotic events and diverse cultures, which we’ll do in the coming weeks on our “One Nation” tour.

We’ll celebrate the good things that bring Americans together; those things that will give us the needed strength to meet the heady challenges ahead. I’ve said many times that America doesn’t need a “fundamental transformation,” instead we need a restoration of all that is good and strong and free in America! So, together let’s prepare ourselves for the days ahead by reminding ourselves who we are and what Americans stand for.

We’ll celebrate the meaning of our nation’s blueprints, our Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, which are the threads that weave our past into the fabric necessary for the survival of American exceptionalism. Our founders declared “we were born the heirs of freedom”, and despite our difficulties and disagreements, we remain one nation under God in freedom, indivisible. Through visits to historical sites and patriotic events, we’ll share the importance of America’s foundation.

We encourage you to support the pro-America events we’ll be privileged to participate in during these coming weeks. Discover the ties that bind Americans, our history, our traditions, and the exceptional nature of our country!

Follow the One Nation tour at www.sarahPAC.com


  • derised1

    Cuda-rific baby!

    The Sarah Rolling Thunder Express is about to storm the USA!

    Woo Hoo!! :cool: :beer: :gun:

  • PalinPartisan

    Get your motor running. Heavy metal thunder.

  • Bill589

    One nation, under God, . . .
    (Hear that, president O?)
    Hopenchange – meet Shock and Awe.

  • Jack

    Game On, Let’s Roll!

  • Tyler

    She doesn’t stand a chance in hell, and I-personally – would not vote for her, but makes a good cheerleader to excite the masses.

  • derised1

    They said that when she ran for Governor of Alaska too.

    I say never underestimate the Cuda! She plays by her own rules. :cool:

  • 0311inOHio (I didn’t drink the kool-Aid)

    :beer:

  • http://patdollard.com USMC 3112

    “Restoring the good in America” That slogan alone combined with the print on her bus, wow, that is everything the left, lame stream press, and soetoro are against! That alone has those fuckers are quaking in their shoes. Look for them to re-double their efforts to take this woman, and her family, and the conservative wave down! The left can only continue to lie, and cheat, visa vie, ACORN, to rig the election. Or for that matter, have no election at all in 2012. Once Sarah and announces; those fuckers will not be able to stop the wave.. :beer: :gun: :gun:

  • serfer62

    Gov Palin will annouce after the 2 year harassement expires after her resignation…thats late July.
    Starting off with The Bikers is hot & gives her Biker support at rallies.
    .
    tyler you’re right on, what we need is another 8 years of OHbama

  • AMartinez

    Now we Americans whom stand for and believe in our Constitution finally have a contender. Thank you Sarah, and God Bless America.

  • Jim Barstad

    I stand with Gov Sarah Palin.

  • Musing Lew

    You know, Tyler, your shit is just old and more whiny than an eighty year old virgin Jewish princess. You need an education dude.
    I guess you – personally – will vote for Obamessiah should she take the GOP nomination? Or will you sit it out and thereby contribute your vote to the O?
    Its pseudo-intellectual, snobby twits like you that gave us John McCain as a candidate last time. We’ve had enough of that establishment shit. STFU already and sit back down…..

  • j563_nyy

    :beer: Well said Musing…

  • Readdocs

    Meanwhile back on the farm, and under the radar, the house Palin just bought in Arizona, maybe not have a clean title. The robo signer Linda Green signature has been discovered in the closing documents.

  • aboutTObegin

    she will be the next Ronald Reagan! Go Gov Palin, restore America back to its greatness and honor!!!

    -aTb

  • aboutTObegin

    and your the RINO supporter that helped America loose in the last election by supporting a RINO. Atleast Sarah Palin is not a RINO and maybe that is what you don’t like about her.

    -aTb

  • aboutTObegin

    :beer: :beer: :beer:

  • aboutTObegin

    atleast she can provide an original “NON FORGED” birth certificate …. if that is all the trash you can dig up on Sarah Palin then I am happy to say that she will be our next President with Michelle Bachmann as the Vice President! Now wouldn’t that just kill all you anti-americans!!! TWO TRUE CONSERVATIVES in office! Talk about crawling back into your hole ya sleezebag.

    -aTb

  • derised1

    :cool: :beer: :beer:

  • derised1

    Who the F cares?

    It’s her home and personal business. Whoever is floating this story is just jealous that she can buy such a home.

  • derised1

    You Betcha! :wink:

  • derised1

    Tyler – You do realize the same things were said about Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, our Framing Founders, and many of the other great transformational leaders throughout history.

    People fear change and are more apt to stay with the comfort of the status quo. Don’t be an MSM sheeple, think for yourself.

  • Westie

    We’ve had enough of that establishment shit. STFU already and sit back down…you 80 year old virgin! Right on BABE!

  • Lock and Load

    How f*ing pathetic :roll: :roll: Readdocs, if you’re so worried about corruption, why don’t you spend some of that time you obviously have on your hands investigating the democRAT hordes instead… there is enough corruption on barry’s plate alone to keep you busy for the rest of your miserable life :evil: :evil: :???:

  • What?

    I thought she was done–that the left had ravaged her beyond repair, but this woman has gumption! And she doesn’t have John McCain dictations to follow this time — go for it, Sarah! Storms are brewing in your eyes.