PalinTracker: Get On The Bus

Confusion on Day 2 of Palin Bus Tour:

"This isn't a campaign bus," Palin said, according to reports. "This is a bus to be able to express to America how much we appreciate our foundation and to invite more people to be interested in all that is good about America and to remind ourselves we don't need to fundamentally transform America, we need to restore what's good about America."

For supporters and reporters looking for more details, Palin isn't providing them. Palin's staff has been unresponsive to reporters' requests or told them to check the SarahPAC website, which updates with information only after she's stopped somewhere [...]

Twitter, it seems, is about the only way to follow the former Alaska governor -- unless you're Fox News host Greta Van Susteren or her husband, John Coale.

Palin makes stop at Washington's Mount Vernon, then Fort McHenry (where Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner), then Gettysburg: Palin Talks to the Media, for Three Minutes

For those who believe that a field of national political contenders should contain unlimited men but only one woman: Bachmann: GOP race can handle me and Palin

May 31

Palin Dismisses the Media, but They Come Back for More:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Sarah Palin has apparently decided that she can treat the media any way she wants -- and they will be there regardless.

And she might not be wrong.

On Monday night, the media following the former Alaska governor were hot and sweaty, sitting in 100-degree weather at the Gettysburg battlefield, when they got the word: Ms. Palin was at the Courtyard by Marriott a few minutes away.

Within a half-hour, about a dozen reporters were lined up at the Courtyard counter, asking for rooms overlooking the hotel's parking lot. As a reporter noted, one could keep an eye on Ms. Palin's "One Nation" bus that way.

At SarahPac, Palin posts:

Reminding Reporters, too, of America's Foundations

It's interesting when (for the 100th time) reporters shout out, "Why are you traveling to historical sites? What are you trying to accomplish?" I repeat my answer, "It's so important for Americans to learn about our past so we can clearly see our way forward in challenging times; so, we're bringing attention to our great nation's foundation." When that answer isn't what the reporters want to hear, we've asked them if they've ever visited these sites like the National Archives, Gettysburg, etc. When they confirm that they haven't, it's good to say, "Well, there you go. You'll learn a lot about America today."

Palin ditches press and tours battlefield

ABC: Rogue Is Vogue: What Is Sarah Palin Trying To Tell Us?

Sarah Palin Punks Press as Tour Begins Third Day

Palin: "I don't think I owe anything to the mainstream media"

Bus Stop: Independence Hall

Bus Stop: Philadelphia: Liberty Bell

Todd Palin on possible 2012 campaign: "This family has been tested"

Washington Post: Palin rewrites the rules but is that enough?

Sarah Palin is spending the week breaking the rules again. Everything about her "One Nation" bus trip, except the bus, is the antithesis of how most politicians would do what she's doing. The question is whether she could ever run for president this way.

Daily Kos: Memo to Very Serious media about Sarah Palin:

Oh, my. Someone grab a hanky.

The dozen or so Very Serious reporters from such Very Serious outlets as CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, and The Times of London are "grumbling" because, in the words of Time's Jay Newton Small, Sarah Palin has "turned the Washington press corps into a bunch of paparazzi stalking your every move."

[...] These Very Serious reporters from Very Serious media outlets are cranky because Sarah Palin has them following her around like a bunch of dopes, while refusing to give an interview to anyone but Greta Van Susteren--the most influential journalist ever! -- because only Greta is part of the "the new social media -- fair-and-balanced reporters who will just allow the facts to get out there."

Twisted into Pretzels: Press Pursues Palin in Philadelphia

Policy issues: Sarah Palin wants to terminate all energy subsidies, including ethanol

Palin confident she could beat Obama

Rush: Palin is driving the MSM nuts!

MSNBC's Charlie Cook says Palin won't run: "She's making more money now than God ever intended her to make"

June 1

After Gettysburg and Philadelphia: Palin's visit to Dillsburg coffee shop: A mocha and a "mob scene"

Palin shares pizza with Trump as bus tour hits NYC -- the point being? Maybe just a media tweak?

L.A. Times: Sarah Palin plays the media like a violin: Her turn now

Where to next? The media waited for tweets: Palin to Visit the Statue of Liberty

After days of keeping her itinerary a secret, Sarah Palin on Wednesday sent a Twitter message about her plans for the day, telling reporters and others that she planned to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

Bus Stop: New York: Ellis Island and Liberty Island

Palin takes the media for a ride