News Roundup for 5/31/11

Dragster school bus pops a wheelie
Sarah Palin's tour bus hits the road

-Headline of the day-
"Sarah Palin's bus tour treats reporters like paparazzi."

Sarah Palin clearly believes she's the most important person in the world -- and she wants to be sure the media treats her like it. In her big "hey, lookit me!" bus tour (which may or may not include an announcement on her presidential plans), Sarah's pretending she doesn't want anyone looking at her.

"I don't think I owe anything to the mainstream media ... I want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this, and that would include not necessarily telling them beforehand where every stop's going to be," she told Fox News' Greta Von Susternoonie.

"When Palin says she wants news organizations to 'do a little bit of work,' what that means is she wants media outlets to simply follow her bus, wherever it might go," explains Steve Benen. "And wouldn't you know it, actual news organizations are doing just that." Because that's how bad our media sucks.

So, what's happening is that she's racing around the highways and news crews are racing around after her. "I just hope to God that one of these young producers with a camera whose bosses are making them follow Sarah Palin as a potential Republican candidate don't get in a car crash, because this is dangerous," said CBS News Producer Ryan Corsaro.

I've got a great idea; knock it off. Just let her big "hey, lookit me!" bus go careening down the highway all on its lonesome. In fifteen minutes, you'd be faxed a schedule with stops marked off with Google Maps.

I can guarantee that 100%. (CBS News)

-The goldmine-
Who stands to gain the most from a Sarah Palin presidential campaign?

Political cartoon - comedian prays Palin will run

Don't worry. There's still Shelly Bachmann. And Herman Cain. And Rick Santorum. And... (Political Wire)

-Bonus HotD-
"Recall elections approved for three more Wisconsin Republicans."

That makes six recalls approved for Republicans, zero for Democrats.

The GOP response to the news: "WAH!" (ThinkProgress)

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