Sarah Palin Just Happened to Decide to Head Over to Iowa This Weekend

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 31: Sarah Palin's tour bus leaves 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)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 31: Sarah Palin's tour bus leaves 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

The long-awaited second leg of Sarah Palin's bus tour will finally take place this weekend, when the Fox News commentator rolls into Iowa for the state fair. Wait, a second — Iowa ... Iowa. Isn't something going on in Iowa this weekend? Oh right, there's the big debate tonight, the first in Iowa this campaign season, and also the highly-anticipated Ames Straw Poll on Saturday. Funny that after such a long delay, Palin is reviving her traveling road show in Iowa on the same weekend all of this is happening. Kind of reminds us of the time she just happened to show up in New Hampshire on June 3, just a few minutes from where Mitt Romney was announcing his campaign. It's almost as if she is deliberately following the campaign around the country, hoping to leech off the attention being lavished on the people who are actually running for president.

Palin bus tour to roll into Iowa [CNN]
Sarah Palin headed to Iowa [Politico]