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Oh, Sorry, Ms. Palin... I Didn't Recognize You Under The Helmet. Hot

Sarah Palin at the Rolling Thunder parade on Memorial Day.Sarah Palin pulled a page from the Paris Hilton book of media stunts when she jumped on the back of a Harley Davidson at the Rolling Thunder "Ride For Freedom" and created a vacuum of media attention during an event to honor fallen soldiers. The politically ambitious Palin said of the ride, "There's no better way to see D.C. than on the back of a Harley!"

The politician-turned-reality-tv-star's presence at the rally required amped up security and forced event organizers to deal with the cloud of reporters, photographers and curious onlookers that have followed her "One Nation" tour bus on its first week on the road. The national legislative director of Rolling Thunder, Ted Shpak, told MSNBC very bluntly that Ms, Palin did not receive an invitation from the group to attend the event. 

"We're not political, this isn't a political event. Maybe she's coming because she knows we have a half a million people in town," Shpak proferred. "We're here for a reason and, in a way, this has been taking away from the reason we're here."

The online site Veterans Today posted an article titled "Sarah Palin Rolls Over Rolling Thunder," making note that Palin's own supporters had posted an entry in full contrast to Mr. Shpak's statements called "Rolling Thunder Rider's Praise Sarah Palin's Participation in Rally."

Palin is on a tour of New England that she's seems to have convinced her family is just your average founding fathers roadtrip, (her blessedly bitter ten-year old daughter railed at a TIme reporter snaping pics, saying, "Thanks for ruining our vacation!"), although few think it's a coincidence that the states she's crossing also happen to be early voting states in the 2012 presidential primaries.

"It's not the politician or the reporter who makes us free; it is the veteran," Palin said after the ride. She seems to certainly be concentrating on at least two out of three.

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0 # Carlton West 2011-06-06 07:46
Did some vapid, vacuous, virility-challenged "biker" scribble the above screed? Real macho men everywhere recognize Sensational Sarah Palin, no matter what she wears.
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0 # Larry Langley 2011-06-06 10:10
Just another photo op
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0 # David Delmonico 2011-06-06 12:13
Wow, I didn't know they let MORONS write for motorcycle websites.

Sarah Palin was INVITED to the event by a director of Rolling Thunder. Shpak is a proven liar and a big time liberal. He let his political agenda get in the way of the group's mission. With liberals politics trumps everything, including common decency.

Too bad the author of the crap doesn't actually report on the ride. Palin was mobbed by supporters everywhere she stopped on the ride. The bikers acting as body guards. They were quite hostile with the corrupt media.

Oh, and Palin's One Nation Tour has been huge. She's in deep blue New England and being mobbed by supporters there as well. Everywhere she goes people are begging her to run for president so she can Take Barack Obama down.
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0 # J.Galt 2011-06-06 12:32
Comparing Sarah Palin to Paris Hilton is the epitome of sexism. The left may proudly label itself "progressive" but the ugly truth is that they are misogynists who hate all conservative women. By the way, anyone who doubts Palin's ability to analyze and articulate solutions to the problems facing this country ought to watch her interview yesterday with Chris Wallace: http://www.therightscoop.com/full-interview-sarah-palin-on-fox-news-sunday/
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0 # Granitepaw 2011-06-06 13:07
Wrong, wrong and wrong again. Sarah Palin was invited to the Rolling Thunder Ride. I cannot understand why you and other liberal/progressives take the word of Shpak. If you had done your homework before writing you might not be as embarrassed as you should be. She was warmly embraced by the other bikers. And if Rolling Thunder had had thought it over, they would have allowed her to speak for them and their message would have been delivered over a thousand fold more loudly. And she would have done it without any mention of herself, her son who served in Afghanistan and her own own position as Commander of Alaskan forces.

This woman is the leader we need in DC and the soo;n;er the better.
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0 # Charlie 2011-06-06 13:22
Rolling Thunder’s media director, Christine Colborne, has repeatedly confirmed that, Yes, Sarah and Todd were invited to ride. Perhaps you haven’t noticed Gov. Palin’s staunch and unwavering support for our military. Vets have, and they tend to like that sort of thing. Go figure.

Shtpak, “legislative director” and Democrat lobbiest, ran to MSNBC with his unsupported tale of woe…and as usual, they didn’t check it out. They like publishing biased and snarky exposes about nothing...like whomever wrote this nonsense. And leave the kids out of your lame attack pieces. Shame on you.
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0 # Duke Slobusky 2011-06-06 13:55
I can't believe CBS News gives her new movie a thumbs up!!

Palin: Is "The Undefeated" Running for President?
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504564_162-20069135-504564.html

What is wrong with these fools?

And now Chris Wallace (son of the venerated Mike Wallace!!) at Faux News thinks she is "presidential" or something!!

Chris Wallace After Palin Interview: First Time I Ever Thought ‘This Women Is A Serious Candidate’ http://www.mediaite.com/tv/chris-wallace-after-palin-interview-first-time-i-ever-thought-this-women-is-a-serious-candidate/

and HOWARD DEAN thinks she can beat our greatest multi-racial president, EVER!!

Howard Dean warns Sarah Palin could beat Obama in 2012
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/164765-howard-dean-warns-palin-could-beat-obama-in-2012

Is there something in the water inside the beltway?!
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0 # Lady 2011-06-10 13:04
Gentlemen, better check yourselves: This article was written by a woman. You shouldn't be so quick to jump to the conclusion that men are the only ones who write for motorcycle publications, otherwise someone just might call you a misogynistic, virility-challenged sexist.
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0 # sportbikechic 2011-07-15 15:57
Seriously, people...who cares? Last time I checked, she-who's-name-shall-not-be-mentioned neither holds nor is running for political office; she was the running mate on a losing ticket and then quit her own elected position (I don't think you can actually still address her as "Governor"). She is a personality looking for a public. I'm beginning to think it's just a little unfair of folks to think she's capable of anything more. You know, like a toddler who acts out cuz they don't know any better. Fine if she likes motorcycles. Fine if she supports Veteran's. I do, too. Doesn't exactly qualify me for the most powerful position in the free world.
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