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Sarah Palin’s Bus Tour Re-Launching in Iowa Thursday

By Doug Powers  •  August 11, 2011 12:01 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Sarah Palin’s rolling menace will fire up again today for a run through Iowa just as eight GOP candidates will be having a debate in Ames.


In an email to supporters Wednesday, Palin said she’s accepted an invitation “to meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week.”

Palin doesn’t say which day she plans to appear at the fair, which coincides with the straw poll but is a separate event about half an hour away. An Iowa GOP activist who is close to Palin, Becky Beach, told the Des Moines Register the visit was slated for Friday.
Asked by Fox News’s Sean Hannity about her presidential intentions last week, she said, “Getting closer to making a decision, of course, for legal reasons, for practical reasons. But I still haven’t made up my mind yet, Sean.”

Naturally, Palin’s email about the trip to the fair includes a dig at President Obama. She writes, “I’m also excited to try some of that famous fried butter-on-a-stick, fried cheesecake-on-a-stick, fried Twinkies, etc. I’ll enjoy them in honor of those who’d rather make us just ‘eat our peas’!”

Oh if only Sarah could have convinced Green Giant to sponsor this leg of the tour.

The Ames Straw Poll is taking place on Saturday, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that reportedly write-in votes will be allowed for the first time.

Palin will also speak at a Tea Party event in Iowa on Labor Day weekend. Does all this equal a run? No idea yet… but here’s a video by way of Conservatives 4 Palin on the bus tour re-launch in Hawkeye country:


Further fragmenting the media, President Obama is kicking off his own bus tour and will be in Iowa on August 16th (don’t miss the top 20 names for his “jobs” bus tour — my favorite: “Titanic on Wheels”).

The president’s bus tour will also roll through areas hard-hit by the economy, such as parts of Illinois and Minnesota. And of course the tour will end in a place that serves as a monumental symbol of these tough economic times: Martha’s Vineyard.

**Written by Doug Powers

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