PalinTracker: What's Happening on September 3?

August 4

New Palin Documentary to Premiere; Her Hair Salon Gets Reality Show

Matthew Vadum at Andrew Breitbart's Big Government on Palin's rebuke of Vice President Biden's reported characterization of Tea Party Patriots as "terrorists":

Palin Hits another Bullseye: If Tea Partiers Were Terrorists, Obama Would Pal Around With Them

August 8

Palin at Facebook: Conquering the Storm:

Back in December 2010, I wrote: “If the European debt crisis teaches us anything, it’s that tomorrow always comes. Sooner or later, the markets will expect us to settle the bill for the enormous Obama-Pelosi-Reid spending binge. We’ve already been warned by the credit ratings agency Moody’s that unless we get serious about reducing our deficit, we may face a downgrade of our credit rating.” And again in January, in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address I wrote: “With credit ratings agency Moody’s warning us that the federal government must reverse the rapid growth of national debt or face losing our triple-A rating, keep in mind that a nation doesn’t look so ‘great’ when its credit rating is in tatters.”

One doesn’t need a Harvard Law degree to figure this out! Just look across the pond at Europe. European nations with less debt and smaller deficits than ours and with real “austerity” plans in place to deal with them have had their ratings downgraded. By what magical thinking did we figure we could run up perpetual trillion dollar deficits and still somehow avoid the unforgiving mathematics of a downgrade? Nothing is ever “too big to fail.” And there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Didn’t we all learn that in our micro and macro econ classes? I did at the University of Idaho. How could Obama skip through Columbia and Harvard without learning that?

August 10

Six Reasons Sarah Palin May Be Delaying Her Entry Into the Presidential Race. Number one reason? She's the only GOP candidate who can wait. Five more are worth reading too.

August 11

You Can Expect the Unexpected Department:

Surprise: Palin's bus tour to roll into Iowa this week:

After a nearly three-month hiatus, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is planning to crash the presidential party once again with a heartland-themed re-launch of her "One Nation" bus tour this week in Iowa, according to a Palin fundraising email obtained by CNN.

Palin is bringing her Constitution-themed bus to the Iowa State Fair, just 30 miles south of where the Republican presidential field will take the stage on Thursday for a presidential debate in Ames.

August 13

Riehl World View: Why Sarah Palin Needs To Run For President In 2012:

While always open to the idea of one day supporting Sarah Palin for president, since 2008, I've gone back and forth on whether or not I thought it was smart for her to run next year. Re-visiting my thoughts yesterday, what with Palin's appearance in Iowa, not only am I convinced she should run, she needs to run and, regardless of one's preferred candidate, all Conservatives should encourage her to run and welcome her into the race, assuming she does.

Put aside the purely Republican primary politics of it for a moment. Also, I'm not endorsing her, or anyone at this point. But what happened in Iowa yesterday was electric, not just for any Palin faithful, but for many Conservatives and especially the media. For better, or worse, Sarah Palin has star power -- whatever that is. But she does have it; that's for sure.

August 15

Palin Makes ABC Reporter Wait for Heifer. That would be Jake Tapper, which makes it even richer.

The Sincerest Form of Flattery Department:

Obama Makes Like Palin, Embarks on Bus Tour

Except hers is a tribute to the Constitution and his is a Batman-style black behemoth.

Palin at Facebook: A Humbling Reminder of Our Duty:

Now it’s back to Alaska for the start of the school year. (And, of course, our annual visit to our own state fair where Piper looks forward to clogging on the Blue Bonnet Stage!) While kids crack open their school books, I look forward to continuing my own writing and research on strategies and plans to help move our country forward.

We will be back on the road soon, for on September 3rd we’ve been invited to a big Tea Party “Restoring America” rally in Waukee, Iowa. We hope to see many of you there as we gather to discuss the direction of our country and the way forward with our fundamental restoration of all that is good and strong and free in America. You can click here for more information on the event.

August 16

Palin, Beck to appear together in St. Charles Oct. 7

The Huffington Post scoops a crucial story: Sarah Palin Rocks Polka Dots On Her Toe Nails

August 19

Palin Blasts Absentee President Obama: "What Does He Really Do? ... 2012 Can't Come Soon Enough!"

Sarah Palin hints at presidential bid on YouTube: Palin releases a YouTube video that coyly suggests her plans to announce her candidacy on September 3.

Sarah Palin Iowa Organizer: "She'll Run"

Watch the Iowa Passion ad and tell us what you think! I'm betting yes.