Sarah Palin has been pretty quiet for the past few months, but while many suspected she was distancing herself from national politics it looks like she may have been quietly working on a potential presidential campaign. She'll be unveiling a new documentary about her life in the weeks ahead, and she's launching a national bus tour. Why the surprise moves? Glenn had some thoughts on radio this morning.
"The other camps are saying behind the scenes that they're not preparing for her run. They don't believe she's running. I don't know. But she's obviously going out on a bus tour this weekend. And it seems like something a candidate would do. She's going to make up her own mind. She's certainly her own person. Nobody makes her do anything," Stu said.
"(The bus tour) is going to kick off this Sunday by taking part in the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Ride, comprised mainly of U.S. war veterans of the Vietnam War begins at the Pentagon, concludes at the Vietnam Memorial on the National Mall. Planning for the trip kicked into high gear only a short while ago when she rehired two former advance aides to President George W. Bush, Doug McMarland and Jason Rector to plan the trip and execute logistics. Details of where the 2008 vice-presidential nominee will go remain fluid and they're only closely held within Palin's small world of trusted advisors," Glenn explained.
"I have to tell you, there's no one more cryptic than Sarah Palin. She doesn't trust anyone and for good reason, she shouldn't trust anyone. And she controls her own destiny."
"The question is whether or not this is still a country that can handle -- you want to talk about a, quote/unquote, maverick. It is Sarah Palin. Can the country still elect or still give a lot of credibility to somebody who works alone and says I'm charting my own course. Those used to be pioneers. Those used to be people that would go out west and people would tell stories of them."
"People are saying you know what, I don't care what anybody else thinks. That's when amazing things happen. When people think out of the box. That's when somebody says, wait a minute, I think I've just invented something I'm going to call the light bulb. When they don't care. Now, this society is being set up that would have shut Edison down. Edison wouldn't have even been able to have his labs let alone actually come out with the light bulb, because there would have been too much regulations."
"They attack Sarah Palin with such anger, it's just -- it makes me like her more, because I get defensive about her and Bachmann and others that get attacked so angrily over and over again. They must be doing something right," Glenn said.