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Thursday
Jun232011

Alaska Won’t Disclose If or When Sarah Palin Has Jury Duty

Allison Shelley/Getty Images(WASILLA, Alaska) -- How long can Sarah Palin claim that jury duty is keeping her from her cross-country bus tour? Indefinitely, in theory.

The state of Alaska is not required to disclose if or when Palin (or any citizen, for that matter) has been called for jury duty.

“Jury lists are confidential, regardless of who is on them,” a spokesperson for the Palmer courthouse, which presides over Palin’s hometown of Wasilla, told ABC News Thursday.

The former Alaska governor/potential presidential candidate blasted the media Wednesday for reports that she canceled her “One Nation Tour,” which has been on a three-week-long hiatus since it left the Northeast. Palin previously told ABC News she wanted to tour Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada and beyond.

In a Facebook post, Palin said she's "looking forward to hitting the open road again" later this summer but, for now, "civic duty calls," and, "even former governors get called up for jury duty."

She added that her bus tour will resume "when the time comes" and, in the meantime, "no one should jump to conclusions" about why she's not traveling.

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Wednesday
Jun222011

Sarah Palin's Tour Stalls

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UPDATE: Palin Calls Reports of Cancelled Tour 'Greatly Exaggerated'

(WASHINGTON) -- Sarah Palin shot down reports that she canceled her "One Nation Tour" Wednesday evening, saying she hasn't gotten back on the road is because she's been called for jury duty.

In a Facebook post, Palin blasted the media for "making things up." She said she's "looking forward to hitting the open road again" later this summer but for now, "civic duty calls" and "even former governors get called up for jury duty."

Palin said her bus tour would resume "when the time comes" and in the meantime, "no one should jump to conclusions" about why she's not chugging across the country.

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(WASHINGTON) -- For one week, Sarah Palin and her unmistakable bus took the Northeast by storm.

Where are they now?

At the tail end of her trip in New Hampshire early this month, the former Alaska governor/potential presidential candidate told ABC News that she planned to “get back out on the road” with her “One Nation Tour” after stopping in Alaska to “do some laundry” and “pick up a couple of the other kids.” She said she wanted to meet with policymakers in the key battleground states of Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.

But since June 3, Palin has kept a low profile, appearing on television only twice and not giving any indication of when she’ll ramp up her tour again (let alone whether she’ll jump into the 2012 race).

On Wednesday, Real Clear Politics reported that plans to revive her tour are up in the air. While “aides had drafted preliminary itineraries that would have taken her through the Midwest and Southeast at some point this month, those travel blueprints are now in limbo” with the Palin family enjoying the onset of summer in Alaska.

One event that could get Palin back on the road: the premiere of The Undefeated, the documentary that chronicles her rise from small-town mayor to Alaska governor to vice presidential candidate. The Undefeated is due to debut in Iowa later this month, and Palin’s already given it her stamp of approval, but a location and date for the premiere have yet to be announced.

In the meantime, Palin doesn’t seem to be in any rush to make a decision about 2012. Last week, in response to an American Spectator story headlined “Palin Decision Expected Next Week,” Palin tweeted, “Really? Hmm, guess they forgot to inform me what I'm ‘expected to do’ next wk.”

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