Video: Palin to visit Iowa
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin‘s PAC rolled out a new web video Wednesday and announced the Palin tour bus would once again roll on – this time into Iowa.
First the video, heavy with Midwestern imagery:
Palin, who has been scheduled to attend a Tea Party of America event in Iowa over Labor Day weekend, wrote to PAC supporters that she will visit the Iowa State Fair on Friday, noting her excitement 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 hose who’d rather make us just ‘eat our peas’!” Palin wrote, simultaneously jabbing at both Michelle Obama’s healthy foods initiative and President Obama’s statement regarding tough choices during the national debt debate.
“State fairs hold a special place in our nation’s history and heritage, so my family is honored to highlight one of them on a stop along the One Nation Tour route — America’s historic Iowa State Fair.”
Of course, the Iowa State Fair isn’t just one of many state fairs across the country. On Thursday and Friday, the Iowa fairgrounds will buzz politically as nearly every confirmed GOP presidential candidate takes a turn serving pork, visits the livestock barns or meets supporters at the Iowa GOP booth. It falls directly between a Fox News/Washington Examiner GOP Presidential Debate in Ames and Saturday’s traditional Iowa GOP straw poll.
Palin, who continues to play coy with her 2012 aspirations, isn’t a participant in either event.
The email Palin sent to supporters also included a money ask that noted the Palin family’s tour, “unlike next week’s Obama Bus Tour,” isn’t taxpayer funded.