Friday, June 3, 2011

Palin's mystery bus tour

Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, speaks with her daughter Piper Palin, in view of the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park, Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Philadelphia.

Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, is seen in view of Independence Hall during her visit to Independence National Historical Park Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Philadelphia.


Sue Boardman, left, a tour guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park, points out an interesting design feature in a monument to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, and others Tuesday, May 31, 2011 during a tour of the Civil War battlefield cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa. Palin did not take questions from the media or make any statements during the brief tour.


Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, with her daughter Piper, center, answers a reporter's question at the beginning of Rolling Thunder at the Pentagon Sunday, May 29, 2011, during the Memorial Day weekend in Washington.


Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, smiles as she greets supporters as they get ready for the Rolling Thunder ride from Pentagon Sunday, May 29, 2011, during the Memorial Day weekend in Washington.


Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, rides on the back of a motorcycle at the Rolling Thunder annual motorcycle rally, past the U.S. Capitol during the Memorial Day weekend in Washington, May 29, 2011.


Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, accompanied by her husband Todd Palin, partially visible at tright, shakes hands with people gathered for Memorial Day weekend events on the National Mall in Washington Sunday, May 29, 2011. Palin rode to the mall from the Pentagon with motorcyclists in the traditional annual Rolling Thunder rally.


Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, rides on the back of a motorcycle at the beginning of Rolling Thunder at the Pentagon Sunday, May 29, 2011, during the Memorial Day weekend in Washington.


Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, arrives at the beginning of Rolling Thunder at the Pentagon Sunday, May 29, 2011, during the Memorial Day weekend in Washington.


Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, rides on the back of a motorcycle and gives thumbs up at the beginning of Rolling Thunder at the Pentagon Sunday, May 29, 2011, during the Memorial Day weekend in Washington.


Sarah Palin (C) waves to supporters at Independence Hall with her daughter Piper (2nd L) during her "One Nation" bus tour May 31, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Palin is visiting American landmarks during the tour, although she is not informing the media as to where she is going, prompting many media outlets to follow her bus from place to place.


Sarah Palin (C) speaks with the press outside the Liberty Bell Center during her "One Nation" bus tour May 31, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Palin is visiting American landmarks during the tour, although she is not informing the media as to where she is going, prompting many media outlets to follow her bus from place to place.


Sarah Palin stands next ot the the Liberty Bell as during her "One Nation" bus tour as her daughter Piper (2nd R) looks on May 31, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Palin is visiting American landmarks during the tour, although she is not informing the media as to where she is going, promting many media outlets to follow her bus from place to place.


Sarah Palin (C) speaks with the press outside the Liberty Bell Center as part of her "One Nation" bus tour as her daughter Piper (L) looks on May 31, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Palin is visiting American landmarks during the tour, although she is not informing the media as to where she is going, promting many media outlets to follow her bus from place to place.


Sarah Palin's tour bus leaves the Liberty Bell Center during her "One Nation" bus tour May 31, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Palin is visiting American landmarks during the tour, although she is not informing the media as to where she is going, prompting many media outlets to follow her bus from place to place.


Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, accompanied by daughter Piper Palin, meets with people in view of the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Philadelphia. Palin's website posted a photograph Tuesday of her in a coffee shop in Dillsburg following her overnight stay at a hotel at the Civil War battlefield in southern Pennsylvania. The stops are part of a secretive bus trip to historic sites that has observers questioning whether it's really a bid to drum up publicity for a 2012 presidential run.