Palin Really Bugged by Questions About Bus Tour Cost
'You're not paying for it,' Sarah tells reporter of PAC-funded trip
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 2, 2011 2:00 AM CDT
Updated Jun 2, 2011 6:00 AM CDT
You're either on the bus or you're off the bus.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – Who's paying for Sarah Palin's American bus tour? She doesn't want to discuss it, and gets downright irritable when reporters ask. "I don't know why in the world you would ask a question like that," she snapped at an ABC News reporter. "I'm just thinking about America and our freedoms and our opportunities. I'm not asking you to pay for a penny of this trip." Palin said funding information is available on her SarahPAC web site—but it's not. The site requests trip donations, but does not reveal information about the cost of Palin's "One Nation" bus tour, or who's donating to it.

"When most families go on a summer vacation, they don’t have a political-action committee to pay the bills," wryly reports the Washington Post, which notes the funding is likely legal because the PAC isn't limited by the same regulations that control a typical candidate campaign committee. Meanwhile, as Palin continues to dodge interviews from all but her employer Fox News, the bus couldn't duck graffiti. Beneath a giant "We the People" painted on the bus appeared the message: "I, the media whore." But the paper message was merely taped to the bus and quickly vanished. "Have some balls, mystery liberal defacer, and use spray paint! " grumbled one Gawker reader. (In other Palin news, Piper Palin physically blocked a reporter fro her mom; click to watch.)
 

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