Sarah Palin’s Tour Stalls

Jun 22, 2011 3:57pm

ABC News’ Sheila Marikar (@SheilaYM) reports:

For one week, Sarah Palin and her unmistakable bus took the northeast by storm.

Where are they now?

At the tail end of her trip in New Hampshire early this month, the former Alaska governor/potential presidential candidate told ABC News that she planned to “get back out on the road” with her “One Nation Tour” after stopping in Alaska to “do some laundry” and “pick up a couple of the other kids.” She said she wanted to meet with policy makers in the key battleground states of Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.

But since June 3, Palin has kept a low profile, appearing on television only twice and not giving any indication of when she’ll ramp up her tour again (let alone whether she’ll jump into the 2012 race). Today, Real Clear Politics reported that plans to revive her tour are up in the air. While “aides had drafted preliminary itineraries that would have taken her through the Midwest and Southeast at some point this month,” “those travel blueprints are now in limbo” with the Palin family enjoying the onset of summer in Alaska.

A scheduled trip to Sudan has also reportedly been scrapped. The Washington Post reported today that Palin’s plans to travel to the war-ravaged North African nation with the Rev. Franklin Graham and Fox News host Great Van Susteren were canceled for scheduling reasons. The group was expected to celebrate the July 9 secession of South Sudan, which is predominantly Christian, from North Sudan, which is predominantly Muslim.

One event that could get Palin back on the road: the premiere of “The Undefeated,” the documentary that chronicles her rise from small town mayor to Alaska governor to vice presidential candidate. “The Undefeated” is due to debut in Iowa later this month, and Palin’s already given it her stamp of approval, but a location and date for the premiere have yet to be announced.

In the meantime, Palin doesn’t seem to be in any rush to make a decision about 2012. Last week, in response to an American Spectator story headlined “Palin Decision Expected Next Week,” Palin tweeted, “Really? Hmm, guess they forgot to inform me what I'm ‘expected to do’ next wk.”

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