Another indication that the former governor plans to run in 2012
After a week in which she reignited speculation about her presidential ambitions, Sarah Palin is announcing plans for what looks like a campaign tour, beginning with an appearance on Sunday at the "Rolling Thunder" Memorial Day motorcycle rally of military veterans in Washington.
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The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, who acknowledged last week that she is "seriously considering" a run for the presidency, will continue her "One Nation" tour with as-yet-to-be-announced stops in New England. The trip will take her to "historical sites that were key to the formation, survival, and growth of the United States of America," said spokesman Tim Crawford. An announcement on Palin's website bills the tour as "campaign to ... promote the fundamental restoration of America," and it suggests a "generous donation" to her political action committee, SarahPAC. The website also features photos of the bus in which Palin presumably plans to travel, custom-painted with a fascimile of the Constitution and Palin's signature.
Palin-watchers should jump to "no conclusions" about the former Alaska governor's 2012 plans, Crawford told National Journal.
The announcement from the Palin camp comes amid renewed intrigue over her 2012 ambitions, fueled by news that a flattering documentary about her career will debut next month in Iowa, the state where the first votes of the 2012 presidential season will be cast early next year.