Sarah Palin Was Supposed to Be Delighting Us All With Another Bus Tour by Now

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 31: Sarah Palin (C) speaks with the press outside the Liberty Bell Center during her "One Nation" bus tour May 31, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Palin is visiting American landmarks during the tour, although she is not informing the media as to where she is going, prompting many media outlets to follow her bus from place to place. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images) Photo: Jeff Fusco/2011 Getty Images

According to a tentative schedule drawn up by her aides, Sarah Palin should have been cruising the Midwest or the Southeast in her bus by now, stopping at historical sites and regaling the media with inaccurate accounts of the history she learned there. And yet Palin is back in Alaska, doing whatever it is she does there, out of the spotlight. Does this unexplained disappearance indicate that she's not running for president, or that she is? Usually it would be the former, but Palin's mind is beyond the limits of human comprehension. For now, we're like islanders anticipating the arrival of a Category 5 hurricane. The storm could land a direct blow and consume everything in its path, or it could change course and miss us entirely. All we can do is wait.

Palin Bus Tour Takes Extended Pit Stop [RCP]