Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has taken her ten-year-old daughter Piper on a whirlwind cross-country trip. This past week alone, she and her family made stops at Washington, Maryland and Pennsylvania before coming to New York.
Today the Palins visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Yesterday they enjoyed a pizza lunch with Donald Trump. But is this a prequel to a nationwide 2012 campaign tour, and is she using her daughter as a campaign tool?
So far Palin has not confirmed she is running for anything but it certainly looks as though she is gauging not only her influence but also her popularity by engaging in a bus tour.
This past weekend, Palin attended the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally in Washington, D.C. Ten-year-old Piper rode around on the backseat of a motorcycle with her father Todd. While Piper did have a helmet on, a motorcycle is surely not the best place for a child. Was Palin using a cheap photo op here of a happy, middle America type family?
Shaking hands and making the rounds while playing the doting mom, perhaps she is trying to curb some of the backlash she received during the last campaign when many thought she should be home with her baby who has special needs rather than blazing the campaign trail.
Do you think Sarah Palin is using her children for campaign purposes? Do you think she’ll run again?
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