She did it again. Sarah Palin quit – halfway through. This time it was her highly touted One Nation “pay attention to me!” bus tour.
Yes, the magical mystery tour is over. And the Beatles tour had more hits.
And you can guess where she went. She took her toys and went home to Alaska. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out, Sarah! I’m sure she’ll get the love there that she didn’t get in the Lower 48. Right?
Apparently, not enough people were paying attention to Grifterella. Reaching a point of diminishing returns – and that is what truly motivates Palin is returns – she just quit, never having reached such key primary states as Iowa and South Carolina. If her eventual destination was Alaska, she sure took the long way around.
The story was broken by RealClearPolitics on Wednesday. They reported the event as an “ex tended hiatus” with the rest of her stops “in limbo.”
Amid diminishing media interest, Sarah Palin has quit her high-profile bus tour halfway through and returned to Alaska with her family, according to “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.
We will have to wait and see whether she runs in 2012, or whether she runs and then quits halfway through that as well. This seems to be the one constant in Sarah Palin’s life: quitting.
Of course, she will probably portray the whole thing as planned, an interrupted vacation, or she will martyr herself, the victim of a gotcha media she refused to talk to. So I guess there are two constants in Sarah Palin’s life: quitting and self-victimization.
Editor’s Note: Starting tomorrow, Hraf’s morning article will be returning to 8 AM.
Update: New Hampshire corrected to South Carolina.