Three million cheers for Sarah Palin! Here we were just a few minutes ago, sorting through the doldrums of August political news and economic chaos, when suddenly the monster from Wasilla announced that the long-promised Part II of her Tour de Grift bus ride will proceed through the Heartland starting later this week.
Palin is being typically cryptic in the roll-out, but you can watch the teaser below. Her first stop will be the Iowa State Fair sometime this weekend, just in time to stomp out whatever publicity boost the winner of the Ames Straw Poll would get that Rick Perry hadn't stomped out already.
From then on, who knows? Maybe to the Midwestern birthplaces of Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan, if this teaser ad is actually intended to tease anything. Or maybe she will simply lay down in a cornfield and cry alone for a few days.
Palin announced her plans in an email to supporters:
We are very happy to jump back on the bus for another leg of our "One Nation Tour"! We accept with gratefulness an invitation to meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week. The heartland is perfect territory for more of the One Nation Tour as we put forth efforts to revitalize the fundamental restoration of America by highlighting our nation's heart, history, and founding principles.
In a grossly weakened economy - especially when recovery is thwarted by today's Obamanomics - prudent Americans make sensible decisions to live within their means. This includes seeking affordable participation in more community events, local patriotic parades, and traditional all-American venues like state fairs. State fairs hold a special place in our nation's history and heritage, so my family is honored to highlight one of them on one stop along the One Nation Tour route - America's historic Iowa State Fair! (I'm also excited to try some of that famous fried butter-on-a-stick, fried cheesecake-on-a-stick, fried twinkies, etc. I'll enjoy them in honor of those who'd rather make us just "eat our peas"!)
This tour should briefly reignite the "Is She Running?" media cycle, but it doesn't matter if she does or doesn't at this point. She's too lazy to shake anything up.