Sarah Palin arrives in Pella, Iowa; keeps mum on the whole president thing
Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, arrived in Pella, Iowa, on Tuesday to attend the premiere of "The Undefeated," a feel-good story about an Alaskan beauty queen who hunts and fishes and becomes governor of the largest state in the union.
Everyone knows the story. And how could anyone not know it by now? The media follows her everywhere she goes even now that she is no longer governor and has done her best to spread herself thin through reality shows and regular appearances on Fox News and other outlets.
The only thing they don't know is what her daughter knows: whether she will run to try to be the first female president of the United States.
"It's a tough decision, it's a big decision to decide whether to run for office or not. I'm still contemplating," Palin said Tuesday in Pella. "I am still thinking about the decision, and you know a lot goes into such a life-changing, relatively earth-shattering type of decision and still thinking about it," the hockey mom said.
Palin panicked when she heard that her eldest daughter Bristol was talking to the "lamestream" media about a possible run at the White House.
"I texted Bristol, I said, 'Honey, what did you say this morning on some news program,'" Palin said. "She said, 'Oh, mom, you've got to watch the interview. You know how they take everything out of context.' I said, 'You remember, Bristol, what we talk about on the fishing boat stays on the fishing boat.' I don't know what she said. She said I have to watch it myself."
Governor, if you haven't yet seen the clip, here it is, but this is all your 20-year-old daughter said: "What's talked about at our dinner table is going to stay there," Bristol told "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli, adding that her mom is "awesome" and would beat anyone.
-- Tony Pierce
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Photo: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin greets supporters as she arrives for the premiere of a documentary about her called "The Undefeated" in Pella, Iowa, on June 28, 2011. The documentary traces Palin's rise from mayor of tiny Wasilla, Alaska, to state governor and her rise to John McCain's running mate in 2008. Credit: Brian C. Frank/Reuter