More Evidence Palin Might Really Be Running
In certain ways, it seems like a foregone conclusion that we'll have to endure a Palin run in 2012. There's the wildly expensive mansion in Arizona, the vanity filmcasting her as an actually competent leader and the general ambition that has defined her entire life. But now, there's a new clue that Palin may be throwing her hat in the ring––she showed up at the Memorial Day Parade on Washington yesterday, joining veterans on motorcycles during a ride-along. Incredible quote:
"I love that smell of the emissions," she said, donning sunglasses and a Harley Davidson skullcap-style, black helmet.
Not all veterans at Sunday's staging were thrilled by Palin's presence, less so because of the politician she is, but because the event is meant to honor service members missing and killed in action.
"If she's here to support us and our troops, past, present and the ones that's name's written on the wall, that's fine. This is not a political event other than to call attention to the accounting of our MIAs, KIAs that have not been brought home," said one veteran.
Distant from the sweaty mosh pit of military members and supporters, pundits and lawmakers offered varying degrees of uncertainty about whether the former Alaska governor was attending the parade as a prelude to announcing a presidential bid.
Maybe, but it just seems to be getting closer and closer to an official bid...