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Palin Brings Bus Tour, Media Scrum to Reagan Home

By aaroncynic in News on Aug 15, 2011 7:00PM

Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour rolled into Dixon, IL, boyhood home of President Ronald Regan, Saturday. The former Vice Presidential candidate and half-term Alaskan Governor passed through the Northern Illinois town after making a stop in Iowa to tell visitors at their state fair she was still a potential candidate for president in 2012.

Palin rode through the Gipper’s childhood stomping grounds with little announcement ahead of time, but still managed to shake hands, sign autographs and pose for pictures. One Dixon resident told the Sauk Valley newspaper “My friend called me this morning and said ‘Sally, Sarah Palin’s up at the Reagan house,’ so what did I do? I hopped in the car.” After remarking on how humble and gracious Regan’s childhood home seemed to her, Palin visited Eureka college and later headed down to Springfield for a visit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

We wonder how much longer this leg of Palin's family vacation bus tour will last before she starts complaining about how she wants to simply tour the nation quietly without media intrusion. We also wonder if Palin is trying to drum up political support or just keep in the limelight so she can get another book deal or television show.